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Dr. Robin Wit­ten­stein has been named CEO of Den­ver Health. She suc­ceeds Arthur Gon­za­lez, who re­tired from the po­si­tion last June.

Wit­ten­stein was most re­cently an ex­ec­u­tive leader at Penn State Health, a net­work of clin­ics and aca­demic hos­pi­tals across cen­tral Penn­syl­va­nia.

Steve Han­son, CEO of Louisville, Ky.-based Bap­tist Health, has stepped down af­ter four years at the top post. Janet Nor­ton, chief le­gal and reg­u­la­tory af­fairs of­fi­cer, and CFO Steve Oglesby will take over his du­ties in the in­terim.

Han­son, 65, joined Bap­tist in March 2013 af­ter about eight years as ex­ec­u­tive VP and op­er­a­tions leader for Texas Health Re­sources’ Dal­las-Fort Worth re­gion.

Dr. Ray­mond DeCorte has been pro­moted to in­terim pres­i­dent and CEO of East Jef­fer­son Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in Me­tairie, La. He re­places long­time CEO Dr. Mark Peters, who re­tired this month.

DeCorte, 57, has been with East Jef­fer­son for about 20 years. He was most re­cently chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer, lead­ing a med­i­cal staff of 650 physi­cians.

Alan Daugh­erty has been named CEO of SageWest Health Care, a two-hos­pi­tal sys­tem in River­ton, Wyo., that is part of LifePoint Health. He re­places Tra­cie Strat­ton, who has served as in­terim CEO since De­cem­ber. She will re­main as VP of nurs­ing and clin­i­cal op­er­a­tions for LifePoint’s Western Group. Daugh­erty most re­cently was CEO of Parkview Re­gional Hos­pi­tal, Mexia, Texas, and En­nis (Texas) Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, both LifePoint fa­cil­i­ties.


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