HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
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.