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Michele Pilon has been named pres­i­dent and chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer at Tran­syl­va­nia Re­gional Hos­pi­tal in Bre­vard, N.C., ef­fec­tive Nov. 14. The hos­pi­tal is part of Asheville, N.C.based Mis­sion Health. She suc­ceeds Melina

Ar­rowood, who held the roles on an in­terim ba­sis and who will be­come Tran­syl­va­nia’s clin­i­cal op­er­a­tions man­ager. Pilon most re­cently was CNO at Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal of Martinsville (Va.). Pre­vi­ously she served as chief nurse ex­ec­u­tive at Davis Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Statesville, N.C., VP of pa­tient-care ser­vices at More­head Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in Eden, N.C., and as­sis­tant CNO at Cap­i­tal Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Tal­la­has­see, Fla.

Al­lan Spooner has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of Fran­cis­can Health’s Olympia Fields and Chicago Heights hos­pi­tals in Illi­nois, ef­fec­tive Oct. 31. He suc­ceeds Arnie

Kim­mel, who had been CEO at the hos­pi­tals since 2013 and now serves as se­nior VP of cor­po­rate ser­vices for Fran­cis­can Al­liance.

Spooner most re­cently was pres­i­dent of the hos­pi­tal di­vi­sion at Columbia St. Mary’s, a five-hos­pi­tal sys­tem based in Mil­wau­kee. Columbia St. Mary’s is part of As­cen­sion Health. He pre­vi­ously served as pres­i­dent and CEO of Dig­nity Health’s St. Rose Do­mini­can Hos­pi­tal in Hen­der­son, Nev., and VP of busi­ness and cor­po­rate de­vel­op­ment at St. John Prov­i­dence Health Sys­tem, based in War­ren, Mich.

Phil Young has been named CEO of the Hos­pi­tals of Prov­i­dence East Cam­pus in El Paso, Texas. He re­places Ni­cholas Te­jeda, who de­parted in May to serve as CEO of the Hos­pi­tals of Prov­i­dence Trans­moun­tain Cam­pus in El Paso.

Young has pre­vi­ously served as CEO of Doc­tors’ Hos­pi­tal of Opelousas (La.) and pres­i­dent of the South­ern Ten­nessee Re­gional Health Sys­tem.

Dr. John Votto has re­tired as pres­i­dent and CEO of the Hos­pi­tal for Spe­cial Care and its par­ent com­pany, Cen­ter for Spe­cial Care, af­ter 18 years at the helm of the New Bri­tain, Conn.based long-term acute-care hos­pi­tal. He was suc­ceeded by Lynn Ricci, who joined the hos­pi­tal in 2007 and most re­cently served as se­nior VP and COO.

Votto, 65, of­fi­cially stepped down from his post at the Hos­pi­tal for Spe­cial Care last year but re­mained with the par­ent com­pany through the tran­si­tion un­til this month. The spe­cialty-care hos­pi­tal cred­its him with build­ing it into a na­tional model of care for com­plex pop­u­la­tions. He has rep­re­sented the hos­pi­tal and the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Long Term Care Hos­pi­tals on Capi­tol Hill, pro­vid­ing tes­ti­mony to the CMS and Congress.

Daniel Davis has been named man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and CFO at Ok­la­homa City-based In­te­gris Health, ef­fec­tive Oct. 31. He re­places David Hadley, who was in­jured in an un­spec­i­fied ac­ci­dent in March. In­te­gris an­nounced in Au­gust that Hadley, who had been with In­te­gris since Fe­bru­ary 2014, would not re­turn.

Davis most re­cently was CFO at OU Med­i­cal Cen­ter, an af­fil­i­ate of the Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa. He spent most of his 30-year ca­reer in health­care fi­nance po­si­tions at HCA hos­pi­tals.




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