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Livo­nia, Mich.-based Trin­ity Health has Dr. Mark Froim­son ap­pointed chief Dr. Bar­bara Wal­ters clin­i­cal of­fi­cer and the sys­tem’s first chief pop­u­la­tion health of­fi­cer. Both will also be­come ex­ec­u­tive VPs and will take over the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of Dr. P. Ter­rence O’Rourke,

who had been chief clin­i­cal of­fi­cer since 2008.

Froim­son, 54 and an ortho­pe­dic sur­geon, comes to Trin­ity after serv­ing as pres­i­dent of Cleve­land Clinic’s Eu­clid (Ohio) Hos­pi­tal. He has prac­ticed medicine in the Cleve­land Clinic sys­tem as well as at the Cleve­land-based Mount Si­nai Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Wal­ters, 62, most re­cently served as ex­ec­u­tive med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the Le­banon, N.H.-based Dart­mouthHitch­cock health sys­tem and chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of OneCare Ver­mont, an ac­count­able care or­ga­ni­za­tion formed by Dart­mouth-Hitch­cock and Burling­ton, Vt.-based Fletcher Allen Health Care.

She has also worked at Caroli­naKaiser Per­ma­nente Med­i­cal Group and taught as an ad­junct clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dart­mouth Col­lege.

Melissa Waddey has been named chief of staff at Brent­wood, Tenn.based LifePoint Hos­pi­tals.

Waddey, 39, started in the role last month. She was pro­moted after serv­ing as VP of LifePoint’s strate­gic re­source group, where she led health­care re­form projects and worked to im­prove ef­fi­ciency across ser­vice lines.

As chief of staff, she is re­spon­si­ble for lead­ing strate­gic projects and ini­tia­tives and serv­ing as a li­ai­son among all stake­hold­ers. She also will play a key role in im­ple­ment­ing pop­u­la­tion-health man­age­ment across LifePoint fa­cil­i­ties.

Be­fore work­ing at LifePoint, Waddey spent 11 years at Nashville-based HCA in var­i­ous ad­min­is­tra­tive po­si­tions.

Ke­tul Pa­tel has been named CEO of CHI Fran­cis­can Health, a Ta­coma, Wash.based af­fil­i­ate of not­for-profit Catholic Health Ini­tia­tives.

Pa­tel, 43, will also be­come se­nior VP of di­vi­sional op­er­a­tions for the Pa­cific North­west re­gion of En­gle­wood, Colo.based CHI. He’ll as­sume both roles on Feb. 23, re­plac­ing Joe Wil­czek,

who is re­tir­ing after 16 years of lead­ing CHI Fran­cis­can.

Pa­tel is ex­ec­u­tive VP and chief strat­egy and op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer at Hack­en­sack (N.J.) Univer­sity Health Net­work and Hack­en­sack Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He joined the sys­tem in 2010 and served as the lead ex­ec­u­tive for Hack­en­sack’s can­cer, car­dio­vas­cu­lar, ortho­pe­dic, neu­ro­sciences, surgery and imag­ing ser­vice lines.

Scott Kelly has been named ex­ec­u­tive VP of Asante, a hos­pi­tal sys­tem based in Med­ford, Ore. Kelly, 49, con­tin­ues his role as CEO at Asante Rogue Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Med­ford.

Kelly’s ten­ure at Asante spans more than 14 years. He has served as the sys­tem’s VP for plan­ning, mar­ket­ing and business de­vel­op­ment and as chief strat­egy and business de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer.

David Dun­ham is re­tir­ing as pres­i­dent of Mercy Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Merced, Calif. Dun­ham, 67, has led the Dig­nity Health

Chuck Kassis, hos­pi­tal for 10 years. who has served as the hos­pi­tal’s COO for the past six years, will suc­ceed him, ef­fec­tive Dec. 15. Be­fore as­sum­ing the top post at Mercy, Dun­ham was pres­i­dent of South­side Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Peters­burg, Va., for 13 years.

He also served as pres­i­dent of Glynn-Brunswick Memo­rial Hos­pi­tal, Brunswick, Ga., which is now known as the South­east Ge­or­gia Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter.




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