Hos­pi­tals And Health Sys­tems

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Joseph Wil­czek, Fran­cis­can Health Sys­tem CEO and Catholic Health Ini­tia­tives’ se­nior VP for di­vi­sional op­er­a­tions, will re­tire next Jan­uary.

Wil­czek, 67, has more than 40 years of health­care ad­min­is­tra­tion ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing 16 as CEO for Ta­coma, Wash.based Fran­cis­can. Dur­ing Wil­czek’s ten­ure, the sys­tem grew from three hos­pi­tals to nine and built a clinic net­work of more than 100 fa­cil­i­ties. CHI said it ex­pects to name a new chief ex­ec­u­tive for Fran­cis­can by year’s end.

Cone Health CEO Tim Rice has an­nounced that he will re­tire at the end of the year.

Rice, 59, ini­tially joined Cone Health as a phar­ma­cist nearly 36 years ago. Since then, he has held var­i­ous lead­er­ship roles with the Greens­boro, N.C.based health sys­tem be­fore be­ing named pres­i­dent and CEO in 2004.

Terry Akin, Cone Health COO since 2009 and pres­i­dent since 2012, will suc­ceed Rice as CEO on Jan. 1, 2015.

Hi-Desert Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Joshua Tree, Calif., has named Robert Tyk its new CEO. Tyk, 61, brings more than 35 years of health­care in­dus­try ex­pe­ri­ence to the role, most re­cently as CFO for the Hi-Desert Me­mo­rial Health Care District. Tyk has been in that role since Jan­uary 2013.

The district is made up of the med­i­cal cen­ter, an acute-care hospi­tal, a skilled-nurs­ing fa­cil­ity, a full-ser­vice surgery and di­ag­nos­tic cen­ter, a be­hav­ioral health ser­vices pro­gram, fam­ily health clin­ics, and home health and hospice ser­vices.

Brewer, Maine-based health sys­tem EMHS named Kyle John­son

VP and CIO. John­son is cur­rently VP and chief an­a­lyt­ics and in­te­gra­tion of­fi­cer of Trin­ity Health/Catholic Health East in Livo­nia, Mich. She will be­gin her new role March 31. John­son, 54, brings with her more than 30 years of health­care lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence across po­si­tions that in­clude VP of clin­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions, VP of ap­pli­ca­tion ser­vices and chief med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer.

Dr. Car­rolee Bar­low is the new CEO of the Parkin­son’s In­sti­tute and Clin­i­cal Cen­ter, suc­ceed­ing Dr. J. Wil­liam Langston, the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s founder and orig­i­nal CEO.

Bar­low comes to the Sun­ny­vale, Calif.based in­sti­tute from San Diego-based Brain­Cells. She was chief sci­en­tific of­fi­cer and CMO of the biotech­nol­ogy com­pany fo­cused on the treat­ment of neu­ro­log­i­cal and psy­chi­atric dis­eases. Langston founded the not-for-profit Parkin­son’s In­sti­tute in 1988 with the help of other Parkin­son’s dis­ease ex­perts to pro­vide care for the dis­ease, along­side clin­i­cal re­search, lab­o­ra­tory re­search and clin­i­cal tri­als. Langston will con­tinue to serve the or­ga­ni­za­tion as chief sci­en­tific of­fi­cer.

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