Hospitals And Health Systems
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.