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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.

Have news to share about ex­ec­u­tive com­ings, go­ings or pro­mo­tions? E-mail As­sis­tant Man­ag­ing Ed­i­tor David May at dmay@mod­ern­health­care.com.





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