HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
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.
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