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Kerry Shan­non has been named se­nior VP of strat­egy and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment at the Vir­ginia Ma­son Health Sys­tem in Seat­tle.

In the newly cre­ated role, Shan­non will de­velop busi­ness strate­gies for the sys­tem. She spent the past 18 months at Vir­ginia Ma­son as a con­sul­tant eval­u­at­ing strate­gic op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Shan­non, 55, pre­vi­ously was man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of health­care strate­gic so­lu­tions at Nav­i­gant Con­sult­ing. Through­out her 30-year ca­reer in man­age­ment con­sult­ing, she has held po­si­tions at Com­puter Sciences Corp., Ernst & Young and Price­wa­ter­house­Coop­ers.

Pa­trick Gavin has been pro­moted to CEO of Crozer-Key­stone Health, a hos­pi­tal sys­tem based in Spring­field, Pa. Gavin, 52, re­places Joan

Richards, who is re­tir­ing af­ter 34 years with the sys­tem. She was CEO for the past nine years. She held var­i­ous other lead­er­ship po­si­tions at Crozer, in­clud­ing pres­i­dent, COO and VP of pa­tient ser­vices.

Gavin joined Crozer-Key­stone in 2010 as pres­i­dent of Crozer-Ch­ester Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He was pro­moted to COO and ex­ec­u­tive VP of the sys­tem in 2012. He also led Crozer-Key­stone Health Net­work, the sys­tem’s physi­cian net­work.

Ear­lier this month, Crozer-Key­stone was con­verted to a for­profit sys­tem af­ter it was ac­quired by Prospect Med­i­cal Hold­ings.

Dr. Michael Jaff has been named pres­i­dent of New­ton-Welles­ley Hos­pi­tal in New­ton, Mass., ef­fec­tive this fall. He re­places Ellen Moloney, who served as in­terim pres­i­dent since De­cem­ber 2015. She will re­sume her role as COO. New­ton-Welles­ley is a mem­ber of Part­ners Health­Care Sys­tem. Jaff, 57, has been med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the vas­cu­lar cen­ter at Mas­sachusetts Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in Bos­ton for 12 years. He is also a pro­fes­sor of medicine at Har­vard Med­i­cal School and a board mem­ber of Martha’s Vine­yard Hos­pi­tal.

Larry Tracy has been named pres­i­dent of Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal of South Bend (Ind.). He re­places Kreg

Gru­ber, who was pro­moted to COO of Bea­con Health Sys­tem. Me­mo­rial is part of Bea­con, also based in South Bend.

Tracy, 47, most re­cently served as pres­i­dent and CEO of Bar­nesJewish St. Peters (Mo.) Hos­pi­tal. Ear­lier he was the hos­pi­tal’s COO. He pre­vi­ously was a busi­ness an­a­lyst for Ohio State Uni­ver­sity Health Sys­tem, Colum­bus, and VP at Evanston (Ill.) North­west­ern Health­care.

Rose Ann Lau­reto has been named CIO of Gun­der­sen Health Sys­tem, La Crosse, Wis. She re­places Deb

Ris­low, who re­tired af­ter nearly 25 years with Gun­der­sen.

Lau­reto most re­cently was CIO at ProMed­ica Health Sys­tem, based in Toledo, Ohio. She has been a health­care CIO for nearly 20 years, in­clud­ing stints at Si­nai-Grace Hos­pi­tal in Detroit; Ge­orge­town Uni­ver­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., and the Uni­ver­sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.





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