HOSPITALS AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
Thomas Strauss has been named president and CEO of Sisters of Charity Health System based in Cleveland. He replaces Terrence
Kessler, who retired at the end of 2016 after serving as president and CEO of the system since 2013.
Strauss, 64, most recently served as managing member and co-founder of the CEO Advisory Network, a private consulting firm affiliated with DHG Healthcare.
He previously served as president and CEO of Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio, for 15 years. He retired from the system in 2014.
Dr. Joseph Weinstein has been promoted to chief medical officer of Boston-based Steward Health Care. He replaces Dr. Justine Carr, who retired in 2016.
Weinstein, a cardiologist, most recently served as chairman of internal medicine and VP of medical affairs at Steward’s Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Mass. He also served as VP of medical affairs at Steward’s Carney Hospital in Dorchester, Mass.
Rachelle Burleson has been named chief nursing officer of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid, Okla. She replaces Doug Coffey, who left to serve as CNO of Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo.
Burleson previously was assistant professor of nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, adjunct faculty clinical instructor at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva and criticalcare nurse manager at St. Mary’s.
John Manfredo has been named COO of Norman (Okla.) Regional Health System. He succeeds Greg Terrell.
In his new role, Manfredo will oversee operations at three hospital campuses. Manfredo was most recently VP of hospital operations at Integris Health, based in Oklahoma City. He was previously assistant VP of operations for the system and director of operations at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.