HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
Michael Garfield has been named senior VP and CEO at Mercy Health
John Cincinnati. He takes over for Starcher,
who last month was named incoming president and CEO for parent system Mercy Health, also in
Michael Cincinnati. Connelly, Mercy Health’s current president and CEO, is set to retire on Jan. 31, 2017. Garfield, 57, has served as COO of Mercy Health Cincinnati since December 2014. Previously, Garfield was a division president at Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla., for two years. He led that system’s 13hospital operations in Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Dr. Robert White was named chief medical information officer at Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network, effective in May.
White has served as associate chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic since 2011. Previously, he was CMIO at Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare System for six years. Kim Ryan was named president and senior VP of WellStar Atlanta Medical Center and WellStar Atlanta Medical Center South.
Ryan, 58, has been president and CEO of Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Ga., since 2014. Previously, she served as CEO of Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, Ga., from 2008 to 2014. Ryan also held various positions at New Orleans-based Tulane Medical Center, including principal COO.
David Bunch was named president and chief administrative officer at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville, Tenn., a member hospital