Hos­pi­tals And Health Sys­tems

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Brent­wood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Vic­tor Gio­vanetti Health has named pres­i­dent of its West­ern Group of hos­pi­tals. Gio­vanetti, 51, has been COO of the pub­licly traded com­pany’s Eastern Group since July 2013. He’ll re­place Don Bi­vacca, ef­fec­tive July 3.

In his new role, Gio­vanetti will over­see the op­er­a­tions of 19 hos­pi­tals in 10 states. Dur­ing his time as Eastern Group COO, he over­saw 13 hos­pi­tals in North Carolina and Vir­ginia and led ini­tia­tives to build re­gional health net­works through­out the com­pany’s ser­vice area.

Gio­vanetti also played an im­por­tant role at Duke LifePoint Health­care, the sys­tem’s joint ven­ture with Durham, N.C.-based Duke Uni­ver­sity Health Sys­tem.

Be­fore join­ing LifePoint, Gio­vanetti was pres­i­dent of HCA Lewis-Gale Re­gional Health Sys­tem in Roanoke, Va.

Mike Dew­erff has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of Uni­tyPoint Health’s Fort Dodge (Iowa) Re­gion.

Dew­erff, 47, will over­see op­er­a­tions in an eight-county re­gion in north cen­tral Iowa for the West Des Moines, Iowa-based health sys­tem. He Sue Thomp­son, re­places who is tran­si­tion­ing into her new role as Uni­tyPoint’s se­nior VP of in­te­gra­tion and or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Uni­tyPoint op­er­ates 32 hos­pi­tals and pro­vides ser­vices across Iowa, west­ern Illi­nois and south­ern Wis­con­sin.

Thomp­son, 59, served as pres­i­dent and CEO of the Fort Dodge re­gion for six years. She was re­cently ap­pointed to an ini­tial three-year term on the Medi­care Pay­ment Ad­vi­sory Com­mis­sion.

Dr. Shawn Duf­ford has been named chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer at Den­ver-based Dr. John SCL Health. He re­places Byrnes, who left the sys­tem in March 2014 to pur­sue a con­sult­ing ca­reer.

Duf­ford, 51, pre­vi­ously served as VP and CMO at St. Joseph Hos­pi­tal, an SCL hos­pi­tal in Den­ver, where he had worked since 2011. He started his new role last month at the sys­tem, which op­er­ates in Colorado, Kansas and Mon­tana.

An anes­the­si­ol­o­gist, Duf­ford served in a physi­cian lead­er­ship role at Colorado Per­ma­nente Med­i­cal Group be­fore join­ing St. Joseph. Be­fore earn­ing his med­i­cal de­gree, he spent nine years as a Den­ver-area fire­fighter and para­medic and also worked as a flight in­struc­tor and cor­po­rate pi­lot.



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