Hos­pi­tals And Health Sys­tems

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Ti­mothy Gail­lard

has been named se­nior VP and COO at the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin Hos­pi­tal and Clin­ics, Madi­son.

Gail­lard, 50, suc­ceeds

Ron­ald Sli­win­ski,

who was named CEO of the sys­tem in Septem­ber. In his new roles, Gail­lard will over­see sev­eral ser­vice lines at the med­i­cal cen­ter, in­clud­ing pharmacy, trans­plant and on­col­ogy, among oth­ers.

Gail­lard joined UW Health in July 2010. Most re­cently he was VP for pro­fes­sional ser­vices. Be­fore com­ing to UW, he was as­so­ciate di­rec­tor and chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer at the Univer­sity of Iowa Hos­pi­tals and Clin­ics, Iowa City, for five years. Karen Wester­velt

has been named se­nior VP and COO at New York-Pres­by­te­rian Health­care Sys­tem.

Wester­velt, 54, was most re­cently pres­i­dent and CEO of the Wil­liam F. Ryan Com­mu­nity Health Net­work in New York. She also over­saw New York’s im­ple­men­ta­tion of fed­eral and state health­care re­form as deputy com­mis­sioner of the Of­fice of Pri­mary Care and Health Sys­tems Man­age­ment in the state’s Depart­ment of Health, and served as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor at the Ryan/Chelsea-Clin­ton Com­mu­nity Health Cen­ter from 2004 to 2011. Wester­velt re­places Wayne Os­ten,

who is re­tir­ing.

St. Louis-based BJC Health­Care has named Richard Liek­weg,

group pres­i­dent and pres­i­dent of Barnes-Jewish Hos­pi­tal, as the sys­tem’s ex­ec­u­tive VP, a new po­si­tion. Robert Can­non,

another BJC group pres­i­dent, has been named his suc­ces­sor. Can­non be­gins his new role in De­cem­ber and Liek­weg’s be­gins his new du­ties in Jan­uary.

In his new role, Liek­weg, 53, will have di­rect re­spon­si­bil­ity for health­care de­liv­ery and sup­port­ing ser­vices, re­port­ing to BJC CEO Steven Lip­stein.

Liek­weg joined BJC in 2009, serv­ing in his cur­rent roles. Pre­vi­ously, he was CEO at UC San Diego Med­i­cal Cen­ter and held nu­mer­ous roles at Duke Univer­sity Health Sys­tem, Durham, N.C.

Can­non, 53, has been re­spon­si­ble for strate­gic plan­ning, clin­i­cal as­set man­age­ment and sup­ply-chain op­er­a­tions. Be­fore join­ing BJC in 2000, he was as­sis­tant dean of the Univer­sity of Chicago’s Di­vi­sion of Biological Sciences and Pritzker School of Medicine. Can­non will con­tinue to over­see a 10-year plan to ren­o­vate BJC’s King­shigh­way med­i­cal cen­ter cam­pus. The project in­cludes the ex­pan­sion and ren­o­va­tion of both Barnes-Jewish Hos­pi­tal and St. Louis Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal. Garry Faja,

CEO of the Ann Ar­bor, Mich.-based St. Joseph Mercy Health Sys­tem, will re­tire at the end of the year.

For much of his three-decade ca­reer, Faja, 67, was pres­i­dent and CEO of flag­ship hos­pi­tal, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Ar­bor. He over­saw the for­ma­tion of the To­gether Health Net­work, which con­nects hun­dreds of physi­cian’s of­fices and out­pa­tient cen­ters with two dozen hos­pi­tals owned by As­cen­sion Health and CHE Trin­ity Health, St. Joseph Mercy’s par­ent company.

Faja is also a for­mer chair­man of the Michi­gan Health and Hos­pi­tal As­so­ci­a­tion.



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