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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.





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