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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.



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