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Thomas Steiner has­been named CEO at Han­cock Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Bay St. Louis, Miss. New Or­leans-based Och­sner Health Sys­tem re­cently signed a two-year agree­ment to man­age the hospi­tal.

Steiner, 52, has more than 20 years of health­care lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence. Most re­cently, he was the ad­min­is­tra­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tive at Burke Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Way­nes­boro, Ga., where he worked as an in­de­pen­dent con­trac­tor to as­sist turn­around ef­forts at the fa­cil­ity. Pre­vi­ously, he was ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO at Beebe Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Lewes, Del., and served as VP, ad­min­is­tra­tor and di­rec­tor at Springhill Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Mo­bile, Ala. Ikenna (Ike) Mmeje has been named COO at Sierra Vista Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, San Luis Obispo, Calif. He suc­ceeds Joe DeSchryver who ear­lier was pro­moted to CEO.

In his new role, Mmeje, 30, will be re­spon­si­ble for over­sight of the hospi­tal’s daily op­er­a­tions and an­cil­lary de­part­ments such as pathol­ogy, ra­di­ol­ogy, phar­macy and plant op­er­a­tions.

He worked for seven years at Sut­ter Health-Alta Bates Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Oak­land, Calif., the past two years as ad­min­is­tra­tive di­rec­tor of clin­i­cal and re­search ser­vices. He also served four years as di­rec­tor of op­er­a­tions at REDI, the East Bay AIDS Cen­ter in Oak­land.


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