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Daniel Messina as been named pres­i­dent and CEO at Richmond Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Staten Is­land, N.Y.

Most re­cently, Messina, 57, was COO at Cen­traS­tate Health­care Sys­tem, Free­hold, N.J., a po­si­tion he held since 2001. Un­der his lead­er­ship, he helped ex­pand Cen­traS­tate through projects such as a new cancer cen­ter that in­cludes a pro­ton ther­apy cen­ter and es­tab­lish­ment of the Linda E. Car­di­nale MS Cen­ter.

He earned a doc­tor­ate in health sci­ences and lead­er­ship from Se­ton Hall Univer­sity, where he serves as an ad­junct pro­fes­sor in the school of health and al­lied sci­ences.

Al­bert Wright Jr. has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of West Vir­ginia Univer­sity Hos­pi­tals in Mor­gan­town, ef­fec­tive Aug. 11.

Wright, 41, a phar­ma­cist by train­ing, will suc­ceed Bruce McC­ly­monds, who is re­tir­ing. Wright comes to WVU Hos­pi­tals from UPMC in Pitts­burgh, where he is VP for op­er­a­tions at UPMC Pres­by­te­rian Shady­side.

WVU Hos­pi­tals also is the flag­ship of West Vir­ginia United Health Sys­tem, the largest health sys­tem in the state.

Michele Fin­ney has been named CEO of Phoenixbased Abrazo Health, the sec­ond-largest health­care de­liv­ery sys­tem in Ari­zona. It in­cludes six hos­pi­tals and a net­work of pri­mary-care and spe­cialty clin­ics.

Be­fore join­ing Abrazo, Fin­ney served for 14 years as CEO of Los Alami­tos (Calif.) Med­i­cal Cen­ter. Abrazo and Los Alami­tos are both part of Tenet Health­care Corp.

Jeff Gord­dard has been named COO at Park Royal Hospi­tal, Fort My­ers, Fla.

Gord­dard joins the in­pa­tient psy­chi­atric fa­cil­ity from Se­lect Spe­cialty Hospi­tal-McKeesport (Pa.), where he most re­cently served as CEO. A vet­eran of the U.S. Army Re­serves, God­dard’s ex­pe­ri­ence spans health­care and op­er­a­tions man­age­ment, physi­cian re­la­tions, busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and process im­prove­ment.

Cancer Treat­ment Cen­ters of Amer­ica has named Dr. Mau­rie Mark­man pres­i­dent of its medicine and sci­ence unit.

In his role, Mark­man, 65, will over­see the for-profit cancer-care sys­tem’s clin­i­cal qual­ity ef­forts, as well as is­sues in­volv­ing clin­i­cal in­no­va­tion, pa­tient safety and pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion. Most re­cently, Mark­man, an on­col­o­gist, served as CTCA’s se­nior VP of clin­i­cal af­fairs and na­tional di­rec­tor of med­i­cal on­col­ogy.

Schaum­burg, Ill.based CTCA com­prises five hos­pi­tals—one each in Goodyear, Ariz.; New­nan, Ga.; Zion, Ill.; Tulsa, Okla., and Philadel­phia.

Have news to share about ex­ec­u­tive com­ings, go­ings or pro­mo­tions? E-mail News Edi­tor John Frank at jfrank@mod­ern­health­care.com.




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