HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
San Francisco-based Dignity Health Daniel Morissette has named as its next senior executive VP and CFO. Morissette, 50, comes to Dignity after serving as CFO of Stanford Health Care, Palo Alto, Calif. He’ll begin his new role in February.
Michael Blaszyk announced in June that he would retire as Dignity’s CFO at the end of 2015.
At Stanford, Morissette has led growth initiatives and worked on care-management projects while overseeing the system’s finances. He has also overseen the system’s global initiatives in China, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates.
Elizabeth Keith was named Dignity’s executive VP of sponsorship and mission integration. Previously, she was senior VP of mission at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, S.C.
Dana Rice has been named senior VP and chief quality officer at privately held, Franklin, Tenn.-based Capella Healthcare.
Most recently, Rice was senior director of hospital operations at Oakland, Calif.based Kaiser Permanente, serving as administrative liaison to 11 hospitals in Kaiser’s Colorado Region. Before that she served as its regional director of resource stewardship.
Andy Crowder has been named CIO and corporate senior VP at San Diegobased Scripps Health.
Crowder, 49, will start at Scripps on Jan. 18. He will eventually replace Patric Thomas, who will retire in February.
A 30-year veteran of health information technology, Crowder most recently served as senior VP and CIO at Portland-based Maine-Health. He has also held CIO roles at Florida Hospital, part of Adventist Health System in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Annette Walker will serve as division president of Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health within a merged organization that includes Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services. St. Joseph and Providence announced last month that they had signed a definitive agreement to create a new parent organization to oversee the two systems, which together operate 43 hospitals in six states. Providence
Dr. Rod CEO Hochman will lead the parent organization, named Providence St. Joseph Health.
Walker, 58, has been executive VP of strategic services at St. Joseph since 2011, responsible for strategic development within the system. She’s held leadership positions at St. Joseph since 2005.
Albert Wright will serve as the first COO of WVU Medicine, in addition to his current roles as president and CEO of WVU Hospitals.
Wright, 43, was appointed to the Morgantown, W. Va.-based organization in November. He has served as president and CEO of WVU Hospitals for over a year. Previously, Wright served in a number of roles at UPMC in Pittsburgh, including VP of operations for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside.
WVU Medicine’s chief medical officer, Dr. Dan Martich, will now serve as president of WVU Medicine Community Physicians, a new physician division of WVU Medicine.
Dottie Oakes, VP and chief nursing officer at two WVU Hospital campuses, will become a systemwide CNO with WVU Medicine.
Bob O’Neil, VP and general counsel, was also promoted to senior vice president at the system.
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