HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
McLaren Health Care Corp. promoted Mark O’Halla, one of its hospital executives, to the roles of executive VP and COO of the Flint, Mich.-based system.
O’Halla, 55, who has nearly 30 years of healthcare experience, has served as president and CEO of McLaren Macomb hospital in Clemens, Mich., since 2006. A search is underway for his replacement.
In his new system leadership position, O’Halla’s responsibilities will include oversight of McLaren Health Care’s hospital and physician network operations and the development of organizational goals related to quality outcomes, patient experience and financial performance. He also will serve as a liaison between the system, community, public and governmental organizations.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Schaumburg, Ill., has named Kristin Darby CIO.
As CIO of the five-hospital network, Darby, 39, will direct the organization’s information services function, which includes all clinical and nonclinical hardware and software applications, data infrastructure, warehousing and security, informatics and systemwide technology-support services.
Before joining CTCA, Darby served as CIO of Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Northeast region, where she was responsible for information technology and informatics functions at nine acute-care hospitals and nearly 100 ancillary locations.
Dr. Gareth Morgan will become director of the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, a branch of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, effective in July. He will succeed Dr. Bart Barlogie, 69, who has led the center for 25 years. The facility was established in 1989 to lead research and offer clinical care for multiple myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer.
Morgan, 57, is a clinician and researcher in multiple myeloma at the Institute of Cancer Research in London.
Hancock Medical Center, Bay St. Louis, Miss., has appointed Tom Ramsey CFO.
Ramsey, 47, joins Hancock with 15 years of healthcare financial operations experience, most recently as CFO at St. Bernard Parish Hospital in Chalmette, La.
He is the second new executive to be added to Hancock’s leadership team this month. Thomas Steiner, 52, was named CEO of the hospital effective April 7. In February, Hancock formalized an agreement to have New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System manage the Mississippi facility for two years.