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John Maupin Jr.,

pres­i­dent of the More­house School of Medicine in At­lanta, will re­tire at the end of the next school year and, ef­fec­tive July 1, 2014,

Dr. Valerie Mont­gomery Rice

will re­place him. Mont­gomery Rice, 51, was named ex­ec­u­tive VP and dean in 2011, and she will re­tain the ti­tle of dean in her new role next year. In 2010, the More­house board ap­proved a lead­er­ship struc­ture change that called for merg­ing the roles of pres­i­dent and dean upon Maupin’s re­tire­ment. Maupin, a den­tist, took over as pres­i­dent in July 2006. Mont­gomery Rice will be­come the first African-Amer­i­can woman to lead a free-stand­ing med­i­cal school in the U.S., More­house said in a news re­lease an­nounc­ing the ap­point­ment.


On July 1,

Dr. Steven Stein­hubl joined San Diego-based Scripps Health as di­rec­tor of its dig­i­tal medicine pro­gram. Stein­hubl, 53, will over­see the sci­en­tific eval­u­a­tion and clin­i­cal val­i­da­tion of mo­bile health de­vices and ap­pli­ca­tions through the Scripps Trans­la­tional Science In­sti­tute, spon­sored by the National In­sti­tutes of Health. Stein­hubl, a car­di­ol­o­gist, clin­i­cal re­searcher and for­mer phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany ex­ec­u­tive, most re­cently served as di­rec­tor of car­dio­vas­cu­lar well­ness and a clin­i­cian-sci­en­tist at the Geisinger Health Sys­tem based in Danville, Pa. … Alameda Health Sys­tem, Oakland, Calif., named

Dr. Wil­liam Peruzzi

its new CMO. Peruzzi, whose age wasn’t pro­vided, pre­vi­ously served as vice chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer and ex­ec­u­tive med­i­cal di­rec­tor of crit­i­cal-care ser­vices at the Univer­sity of Mi­ami (Fla.) Hos­pi­tal. In Oakland, he suc­ceeds in­terim CMO

Dr. Kath­leen Clanon

at the Alameda Coun­ty­op­er­ated safety net provider.


A year af­ter leav­ing Seat­tle Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal for Bos­ton, has

Drexel De­Ford left his po­si­tion as CIO of Stew­ard Health Care Sys­tem and joined Dal­las-based ven­ture cap­i­tal firm Next Wave Health as a prin­ci­pal ad­viser. De­Ford, a for­mer chief tech­nol­ogy of­fi­cer for the U.S. Air Force health sys­tem, was board chair of the Col­lege of Health­care In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment Ex­ec­u­tives in 2012. He was CIO at Seat­tle Chil­dren’s for four years be­fore join­ing Stew­ard in July 2012.

Julie Berry,

Stew­ard’s CTO since 2011, suc­ceeded De­Ford as CIO. … Dal­las­based An­the­lio Health­care So­lu­tions, which pro­vides in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy and busi­ness process ser­vices to hos­pi­tals, physi­cian prac­tices and other providers, named

Asif Ah­mad CEO, ef­fec­tive July 30. Ah­mad, 46, joins An­the­lio from McKes­son Spe­cialty Health, where he has served as se­nior VP of in­for­ma­tion and tech­nol­ogy ser­vices since Au­gust 2010. In 2002, when he was CIO at Colum­bus-based Ohio State Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Ah­mad was named as one of Mod­ern Health­care’s Up & Com­ers. Ah­mad re­places Rick Kneip­per, An­the­lio’s co­founder who has served as in­terim CEO for the past year. Kneip­per will stay on at An­the­lio as chief strat­egy and in­no­va­tion of­fi­cer and chair of its health­care in­no­va­tion coun­cil. … Salt Lake City-based health­care data ware­hous­ing and an­a­lyt­ics com­pany Health Cat­a­lyst hired

Scott Hol­brook as a strate­gic ad­viser. Hol­brook, 65, was a co-founder of the health IT re­search firm KLAS in 1998. Most re­cently, he was ex­ec­u­tive VP of Medic­ity, where he was in charge of cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence for the provider of health in­for­ma­tion ex­change tech­nol­ogy. … GetWel­lNet­work, which de­vel­ops sys­tems for in­ter­ac­tive pa­tient com­mu­ni­ca­tions, ed­u­ca­tion and In­ter­net ac­cess, named

David Ben­nett ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO, ef­fec­tive July 1. Be­fore join­ing the Bethesda, Md.based com­pany, Ben­nett, 52, most re­cently was ex­ec­u­tive VP at Krames StayWell, an­other com­pany that de­vel­ops pa­tient-en­gage­ment tech­nol­ogy.


Wel­lCare Health Plans named Dr. Steven Gold­berg

CMO, ef­fec­tive July 8. Gold­berg, 52, joins the Tampa, Fla.-based com­pany from Coven­try Health­care of Kentucky, where he was se­nior med­i­cal di­rec­tor. He suc­ceeds Ann Wehr,

who joined Mi­ami-based AvMed Plans last Oc­to­ber as se­nior VP and CMO. … Sch­enec­tady, N.Y.based not-for-profit health in­surer MVP Health Care named

James Poole III

VP and CIO, a role he filled on an in­terim ba­sis since De­cem­ber last year. Be­fore join­ing MVP Health Care in July 2012, Poole was VP of op­er­a­tions at the Cimino Group, a health IT com­pany based in Wood­bridge, Conn. His age was not pro­vided.


Richard Lech­leiter,

ex­ec­u­tive VP and CFO for Louisville, Ky.-based Kin­dred Health­care plans to re­tire Jan. 15, 2014. Lech­leiter, 55, has served as Kin­dred’s CFO for more than 11 years, though he first joined the com­pany in 1995. A national search is planned to iden­tify a re­place­ment.


Bec­ton, Dick­in­son and Co., a med­i­cal tech­nol­ogy com­pany based in Franklin Lakes, N.J., ap­pointed Christopher Reidy

CFO and ex­ec­u­tive VP of ad­min­is­tra­tion, ef­fec­tive July 15. Reidy’s re­spon­si­bil­i­ties will in­clude ex­ec­u­tive man­age­ment and over­sight of BD’s global fi­nan­cial op­er­a­tions, shared ser­vices and in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy. Reidy, 55, most re­cently was cor­po­rate VP and CFO of ADP, which pro­vides pay­roll ser­vices and ad­min­is­ters em­ployee ben­e­fits. At BD, he suc­ceeds

Suketu Upad­hyay,

in­terim CFO since Novem­ber 2012. Upad­hyay will as­sume the ti­tle of se­nior VP, fi­nance, and will con­tinue to serve as the com­pany’s prin­ci­pal ac­count­ing of­fi­cer.



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