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Sis­ter Ju­dith Ann Karam, pres­i­dent and CEO of Sis­ters of Char­ity Health Sys­tem since 1998, plans to re­sign July 26.

Ter­rence Kessler, the Cleve­land-based sys­tem’s gen­eral coun­sel, will take over on an in­terim ba­sis. Their ages weren’t pro­vided. The sys­tem in­cludes three hos­pi­tals in Ohio and one in South Carolina. The lead­er­ship moves were an­nounced fol­low­ing Karam’s elec­tion as con­gre­ga­tional leader for the Sis­ters of Char­ity of St. Au­gus­tine, the found­ing re­li­gious or­ga­ni­za­tion for the Sis­ters of Char­ity. The Sis­ters of Char­ity of St. Au­gus­tine is based in Rich­field, Ohio. … On May 20, Carol Garikes

Sch­nei­der as­sumed lead­er­ship of Mercy Hos­pi­tal & Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Chicago, suc­ceed­ing long­time CEO

Sis­ter Sheila Lyne, who re­tired May 31. Sch­nei­der, 56, pre­vi­ously was COO of Cook County Health & Hos­pi­tals Sys­tem. Last year, Mercy was ac­quired by Livo­nia, Mich.-based Trin­ity Health. … Ohio health sys­tem ProMed­ica named

Ar­turo Polizzi COO at Toledo Hos­pi­tal. Polizzi, 41, joined the Toledo-based sys­tem as as­so­ciate le­gal coun­sel in 1998. He cur­rently is ProMed­ica’s chief hu­man re­sources of­fi­cer and is set to as­sume the new role June 17. His re­spon­si­bil­i­ties will in­clude over­see­ing the Wild­wood Or­thopaedic & Spine Hos­pi­tal and the Cen­ter for Health Ser­vices. … Yousuf Ah­mad is set to be­come the mar­ket pres­i­dent and CEO of Mercy Health, the Cincinnati di­vi­sion of Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Part­ners, ef­fec­tive June 15. Ah­mad, 39, will as­sume lead­er­ship of Mercy Health from James May, who will now fo­cus on his other role as ex­ec­u­tive VP for the par­ent sys­tem. Ah­mad joined Mercy Health in 2004 as CIO and has been the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s chief trans­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer since 2011. He also is in­terim pres­i­dent of its ACO and the ex­ec­u­tive leader of its heart in­sti­tute.


Chicago-based Allscripts, which makes elec­tronic health-record sys­tems and other health­care IT so­lu­tions, named

Brian Far­ley se­nior VP, gen­eral coun­sel and cor­po­rate sec­re­tary. Far­ley joined Allscripts on May 28 from Mo­torola Mo­bil­ity’s Home Busi­ness, where he was gen­eral coun­sel. His age was not pro­vided.



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