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Af­ter 11 years with Chris­tiana Care Health Sys­tem, Dr. Robert Laskowski will re­tire as pres­i­dent and CEO at the end of this year.

Laskowski, 62, joined the Ne­wark, Del.-based not-for­profit sys­tem af­ter serv­ing as chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer for Le­high Val­ley Hospi­tal and Health Net­work in Al­len­town, Pa. Since then, he has been in­stru­men­tal in guid­ing fa­cil­ity ex­pan­sion projects, launch­ing an ini­tia­tive to trans­form the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s cul­ture and achiev­ing recog­ni­tion for qual­ity and pa­tient safety.

Board cer­ti­fied in in­ter­nal medicine with a spe­cialty in geri­atric medicine, Laskowski has also served as a pro­fes­sor of clin­i­cal medicine at Jef­fer­son Med­i­cal Col­lege and a se­nior fel­low at the Jef­fer­son School of Pop­u­la­tion Health at Thomas Jef­fer­son Univer­sity in Philadel­phia.

Bos­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter named two new ex­ec­u­tives to its team— Dr. Alas­tair Bell as COO and as se­nior Nancy Gaden VP and chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer.

Gaden comes to Bos­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter from Hall­mark Health Sys­tem, Med­ford, Mass, where she served as sys­tem VP of pa­tient-care ser­vices and CNO.

Bell, who is not new to Bos­ton Med­i­cal, first joined the pri­vate not-for-profit fa­cil­ity in 2012. He has been serv­ing as se­nior VP for op­er­a­tions and strat­egy un­til of­fi­cially tak­ing on the COO role in Jan­uary.

Pub­licly held physi­cian-led health­care sys­tem USMD Hold­ings, Irv­ing, Texas, named Michael Bukosky ex­ec­u­tive VP and pres­i­dent of physi­cian prac­tice man­age­ment.

In his new role, Bukosky is re­spon­si­ble for the op­er­a­tions of USMD’s more than 250 physi­cians and as­so­ciate prac­ti­tion­ers across the Dal­las-Fort Worth area.

Pre­vi­ously, Bukosky served as CEO of Univer­sity of Louisville (Ky.) Physi­cians, the Univer­sity of Louisville School of Medicine’s mul­ti­spe­cialty physi­cian prac­tice group. He also spent more than two decades in ad­min­is­tra­tive roles at Scott & White, Tem­ple, Texas.

Com­mu­nity Health Net­work named Julie O’Toole VP of pa­tient ex­pe­ri­ence in what is a newly cre­ated of­fice for the In­di­anapo­lis-based health­care sys­tem.

O’Toole, 48, has more than 20 years of health­care ex­pe­ri­ence, in­clud­ing six of those with Com­mu­nity. In her new role, O’Toole will con­tinue to work on im­prov­ing pa­tient ac­cess to care, which she has done while serv­ing as di­rec­tor of prac­tice ex­cel­lence.

Nashville-based Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Care Group named Steve Blades as Louisiana Heart Hospi­tal Med­i­cal Group’s first CEO and Roy Wright as the new CEO at Louisiana Heart Hospi­tal.

Blades, 63, has been a part of CCG since it was founded in 2000, hav­ing served as its se­nior VP for physi­cian ser­vices, and then as CEO of Louisiana Heart Hospi­tal since 2012.

As Blades moves into his new role, Wright, 57, suc­ceeds him as CEO of the for-profit spe­cialty hospi­tal in La­combe, La.

Wright brings nearly 30 years of health­care and hospi­tal lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence, most re­cently in ex­ec­u­tive po­si­tions at Health First in Bre­vard County, Fla.



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