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Jeff Brick­man has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of Cen­tral Maine Health­care, based in Lewis­ton. He suc­ceeds Peter Chalke, who an­nounced his re­tire­ment in Jan­uary. Chalke has served in the top job since 2002 and has been with Cen­tral Maine Health­care for 33 years.

Brick­man most re­cently served as a group pres­i­dent for Cen­tura Health, Englewood, Colo., over­see­ing its Moun­tains and North Den­ver di­vi­sion, as well as pres­i­dent and CEO of St. An­thony Hos­pi­tal, Lake­wood, Colo.

Be­fore join­ing Cen­tura, Brick­man was se­nior VP of Provena Health in Illi­nois and the re­gional CEO of two hospitals and an am­bu­la­tory net­work in Joliet, Ill.

Michael Saad has been ap­pointed VP and CIO at the Univer­sity of Ten­nessee Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Knoxville, af­ter serv­ing in the roles on an in­terim ba­sis for four months. He re­places Eileen Clark, who left in Jan­uary to join Charleston (W.Va.) Area Med­i­cal Cen­ter as VP and CIO.

Saad, 40, most re­cently served as a se­nior con­sul­tant at TrustPoint So­lu­tions, an in­for­ma­tion technology con­sult­ing firm in At­lanta. He pre­vi­ously was VP and CIO of Henry Ford Health Sys­tem in Detroit.

Steve Bar­ron is re­tir­ing as se­nior VP of oper­a­tions of Dig­nity Health South­ern Cal­i­for­nia af­ter 17 years with the sys­tem. He will re­main in the role un­til Oc­to­ber.

Bar­ron, 64, has led strate­gic di­rec­tion for six Dig­nity hospitals since July 2011 while he was also pres­i­dent of St. Bernar­dine Med­i­cal Cen­ter in San Bernardino, Calif. He joined the San Fran­cisco-based sys­tem in 1999, then known as Catholic Health­care West, as pres­i­dent of St. Bernar­dine. He re­mained in the role for 15 years.

Steve Geidt is re­tir­ing as CEO of Sad­dle­back Memo­rial Med­i­cal Cen­ter in La­guna Hills, Calif., ef­fec­tive in Septem­ber. Mar­cia Manker, CEO of Or­ange Coast Memo­rial Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Foun­tain Val­ley, Calif., will re­place Geidt and hold the top job at both fa­cil­i­ties, which are part of Me­mo­ri­alCare Health Sys­tem.

Geidt, 65, has been with Sad­dle­back for 35 years. He be­gan his ca­reer at the hos­pi­tal as an as­sis­tant ad­min­is­tra­tor and was pro­moted to se­nior VP in 1988. He was named CEO in 2002. He plans to serve on the board of Me­mo­ri­alCare Med­i­cal Foun­da­tion af­ter his re­tire­ment. Manker, 55, has been CEO at Or­ange Coast Memo­rial since 2002.



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