HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
David McQuaid has been named CEO of Ohio State University Health System and COO of Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. He will Peter succeed Geier, who was COO for almost 15 years.
McQuaid, 61, will begin the roles on Feb. 1 upon approval of the OSU board of trustees. His duties will include overseeing the six-hospital system, as well as the Ohio State Primary Care and Ambulatory Networks. At Wexner, his responsibilities include clinical operations and business development.
He previously served for nearly eight years as executive VP for clinical affairs, president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia.
Melissa Martin was named associate VP for privacy and enterprise information management and systemwide chief privacy officer of health information management for WVU Medicine, Morgantown, W.Va.
Martin, 46, will oversee health information management directors throughout the health system and lead implementation of information management and privacy programs.
She is also president and chair of the American Health Information Management Association board.
Phyllis Doulaveris was named the first chief nurse executive at Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, which includes 23 hospitals. She will also serve in a shared role as system quality officer.
Doulaveris, 50, previously served as chief nursing officer and senior VP for patient-care services at Wheaton
Franciscan Healthcare’s Iowa market, where she implemented a shared governance model, including the development of hospital governance committees for nurses to be involved in evidence-based practice, quality and patient satisfaction. She also helped create the Nurse Peer Review and Nurse Residency programs.
Joseph Guarracino was named senior VP and CFO of White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital. Guarracino previously served for eight years as senior VP and CFO at Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. He also was CFO of three hospitals in Putnam and Dutchess counties in the southern part of the state, as part of Health Quest System. He held senior-level positions at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York and St. Barnabas Community Health Plan.
Xavier Villarreal was named CEO of North Hills Hospital, North Richland Randy Hills, Texas. He replaces Moresi, who retired after 25 years as the top executive.
Villarreal most recently was VP and COO of Christus Spohn Health System’s Shoreline and Memorial hospitals in Corpus Christi, Texas, simultaneously, for 17 months. Previously, he was CEO of Navarro Regional Hospital, Corsicana, Texas, for seven years.
He has led healthcare advocacy efforts across Texas and served on the Texas Hospital Association board of trustees.