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The Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal Re­search and Man­u­fac­tur­ers of Amer­ica named Dr. Wil­liam Chin ex­ec­u­tive VP of science and reg­u­la­tory af­fairs, ef­fec­tive July 1. Chin, the ex­ec­u­tive dean for re­search at Har­vard Med­i­cal School, will re­port to PhRMA Pres­i­dent and CEO John Castel­lani and serve as a mem­ber of the PhRMA man­age­ment com­mit­tee. Af­ter 25 years in academia, Chin was an ex­ec­u­tive with Eli Lilly & Co. from 1999 un­til re­turn­ing to Har­vard in 2010. At PhRMA he re­places David Wheadon, who re­cently be­came ex­ec­u­tive VP of re­search and ad­vo­cacy at JDRF, an or­ga­ni­za­tion tar­get­ing Type 1 di­a­betes. PhRMA de­clined to pro­vide Chin’s age.


Catholic Health Ser­vices in Rockville Cen­tre, N.Y., named Dr. Alan Guerci pres­i­dent and CEO be­gin­ning July 1. Guerci now serves as the sys­tem’s ex­ec­u­tive VP and pres­i­dent and CEO of its St. Fran­cis Hos­pi­tal in Roslyn, N.Y., St. Joseph Hos­pi­tal in Beth­page, N.Y., and Mercy Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Rockville Cen­tre. He will take over for Richard Sul­li­van Jr., who has been vol­un­teer­ing as the health sys­tem’s CEO since De­cem­ber 2012, while also act­ing as chair­man of its board of di­rec­tors. Guerci, a car­di­ol­o­gist, is also an as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of clin­i­cal medicine at the Col­lege of Physi­cians and Sur­geons of Columbia Univer­sity. Catholic Health Ser­vices also ap­pointed Dennis Verzi to be the sys­tem’s first COO. Verzi will be­gin his role July 1, the same day that Guerci will take over as pres­i­dent and CEO. Verzi most re­cently was ex­ec­u­tive VP and chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer of St. Cather­ine of Siena Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Smithtown, N.Y., and he was in­terim ex­ec­u­tive VP, pres­i­dent and CEO of Good Sa­mar­i­tan Hos­pi­tal Med­i­cal Cen­ter in West Is­lip, N.Y., St. Charles Hos­pi­tal in Port Jef­fer­son, N.Y., and St. Cather­ine of Siena. The sys­tem did not pro­vide their ages. … When Ed­ward Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vices, Naperville, Ill., and Elmhurst (Ill.) Me­mo­rial Health­care merge July 1, Pamela Davis

will be the CEO of the new health sys­tem. Davis, 64, now pres­i­dent of Ed­ward Hos­pi­tal in Naperville, will con­tinue to serve in that role when she takes the helm of the new sys­tem, which will also in­clude Elmhurst Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal and Lin­den Oaks Hos­pi­tal at Ed­ward, Naperville. Sev­eral other lead­er­ship changes are planned.

Mary Lou Mas­tro, 58, will be­come pres­i­dent of Elmhurst Me­mo­rial Health­care, leav­ing her cur­rent post as pres­i­dent of Lin­den Oaks. 37, will Gina Sharp, re­place Mas­tro in her role as pres­i­dent of Lin­den Oaks af­ter serv­ing as con­troller of Lin­den Oaks since 2004. Mas­tro and Sharp will both re­port to Davis, as will in his new Jim Doyle po­si­tion as chief tran­si­tion of­fi­cer for the sys­tem. Doyle is cur­rently act­ing pres­i­dent and CEO of Elmhurst Me­mo­rial. His age was not im­me­di­ately avail­able. … Aspirus, a not-for-profit health sys­tem based in Wausau, Wis., named Matthew Hey­wood pres­i­dent and CEO. Hey­wood, 46, will join Aspirus on July 1, re­plac­ing pres­i­dent and CEO Duane Er­win, who is sched­uled to re­tire June 28. Hey­wood comes to Aspirus from Wilm­ing­ton, N.C., where he has been ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO of New Hanover Health Net­work since 2008. … Detroit Med­i­cal Cen­ter named Lynn Torossian pres­i­dent of Harper Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal and Hutzel Women’s Hos­pi­tal as of July 1. Torossian, 51, will re­place Dr. Pa­tri­cia Wilk­er­son-Ud­dy­back in the role. Wilk­er­son-Ud­dy­back has been serv­ing as in­terim pres­i­dent for the two Detroit hos­pi­tals since March 2013. Torossian joins Harper Univer­sity and Hutzel Women’s from the sys­tem’s Huron Val­ley- Si­nai Hos­pi­tal in Com­merce Town, Mich., where she has been pres­i­dent since 2008. … Bellin-ThedaCare Health­care Part­ners pro­moted Dr. Dave Krueger to ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, ef­fec­tive May 13. Krueger, 42, has been the net­work’s med­i­cal di­rec­tor since 2008 and will con­tinue in that ca­pac­ity as he leads the or­ga­ni­za­tion— a Wis­con­sin net­work that in­cludes 700 physi­cians and the hos­pi­tals of Green Bay- based Bellin Health and Appleton- based ThedaCare— in mov­ing from a fee- for- ser­vice to value- base con­tract­ing. … Ed­ward Mirz­abe­gian, 60, was hired as cor­po­rate CEO of Avanti Hos­pi­tals, an in­vestor- owned sys­tem in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. Mirz­abe­gian started the job June 3. He pre­vi­ously was CEO of An­te­lope Val­ley Hos­pi­tal in Lan­caster, Calif. … Hoag Ortho­pe­dic In­sti­tute in Irvine, Calif., named COO to Dereesa Purtell Reid suc­ceed found­ing part­ner Dr. Car­los Pri­etto as CEO. Reid will re­tain her re­spon­si­bil­i­ties as COO. Pri­etto will be­come pres­i­dent, a new po­si­tion at the in­sti­tute, which in­cludes a spe­cialty hos­pi­tal and two out­pa­tient surgery cen­ters.


Last week, Dun­can James suc­ceeded as CEO Vern Daven­port of M-Modal, a Franklin, Tenn.-based com­pany that makes clin­i­cal speechrecog­ni­tion soft­ware. Daven­port “has cho­sen to leave the com­pany,” ac­cord­ing to an M-Modal news re­lease. James, 55, most re­cently was pres­i­dent and CEO of Reston, Va.-based QuadraMed Corp., a provider of clin­i­cal, ac­cess and rev­enue man­age­ment prod­ucts and ser­vices. QuadraMed an­nounced last week that it was ac­quired by Con­stel­la­tion Soft­ware. Also at M-Modal, CFO has Ron Scar­boro re­placed as COO. Amy Amick David Wood­worth, VP of fi­nance, will fill in for Scar­boro as act­ing CFO.





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