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San Fran­cisco-based Dig­nity Health Stephen Fo­er­ster has tapped to serve as chief strat­egy of­fi­cer for its Bay Area ser­vice area.

Fo­er­ster, 47, starts June 29, mov­ing on from his most re­cent role as VP of man­aged care at Dig­nity. He re­places Bill Gra­ham,

who in April be­came pres­i­dent of Dig­nity Health Se­quoia Hos­pi­tal, Red­wood City, Calif.

Fo­er­ster will over­see strat­egy for Dig­nity’s Do­mini­can Hos­pi­tal in Santa Cruz, Se­quoia Hos­pi­tal in Red­wood City, and St. Mary’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter and St. Fran­cis Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in San Fran­cisco.

Be­fore join­ing Dig­nity, Fo­er­ster was se­nior direc­tor of con­tract ser­vices at Wash­ing­ton Hos­pi­tal Health­care Sys­tem in Fre­mont, Calif.

Alan LifePoint Health has named Lar­son south cen­tral Vir­ginia mar­ket pres­i­dent and CEO of Danville (Va.) Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Lar­son, 53, will have re­gional over­sight over Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal of Martinsville & Henry County in ad­di­tion to Danville Re­gional. He will start his new role Aug. 1, re­plac­ing in­terim mar­ket pres­i­dent and CEO Jerry Doo­ley.

Be­fore join­ing LifePoint, Lar­son founded TD Health­Care, a health­care con­sult­ing and in­terim lead­er­ship firm he has led as CEO since 2006. Be­fore that, he was se­nior VP of Mercy Health Sys­tem, a Con­shohocken, Pa.-based or­ga­ni­za­tion owned by Trinity Health. Rod­ney Van Donke­laar has been named CFO at Carolina Pines Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Hartsville, S.C., a Capella Health­care fa­cil­ity.

Van Donke­laar most re­cently was CFO at River Park Hos­pi­tal in McMin­nville, Tenn., an­other Capella fa­cil­ity. He also served as a mar­ket leader for the Capella-St. Thomas Health Net­work, which serves mid­dle Ten­nessee and south­ern Ken­tucky.

He joined Capella in 2006 as con­troller of Wil­lamette Val­ley Med­i­cal Cen­ter in McMin­nville, Ore. In 2008, he be­came CFO of Hart­selle (Ala.) Med­i­cal Cen­ter and later was CFO at Grand­view Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Jasper, Tenn.


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