Hos­pi­tals And Health Services

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Larry Shack­elford has been pro­moted to CEO of Washington Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Fayet­teville, Ark., ef­fec­tive Sept. 1. He suc­ceeds

Wil­liam Bradley, who is re­tir­ing. Shack­elford has served since 2010 as se­nior VP of strat­egy and out­reach services at Washington Re­gional. He pre­vi­ously was CEO of Med­i­cal As­so­ci­ates of North­west Arkansas, a large in­de­pen­dent physi­cian group based in Fayet­teville.

Dr. Hoda As­mar has been named se­nior VP and chief clin­i­cal of­fi­cer of Ad­ven­tist Health based in Ro­seville, Calif. In this new role, As­mar will be re­spon­si­ble for ini­tia­tives fo­cused on max­i­miz­ing the ef­fi­ciency of clin­i­cal op­er­a­tions and im­prov­ing pa­tient services.

As­mar was pre­vi­ously chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of Bap­tist Me­mo­rial Health Care in Mem­phis, Tenn. She was also pre­vi­ously CMO at sev­eral other or­ga­ni­za­tions in­clud­ing Pres­by­te­rian Health­care Services in Al­bu­querque, and Ed­ward Health Services in Naperville, Ill.

Dr. Suzanne Labri­ola has been named chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of Al­legheny Val­ley Hos­pi­tal in Na­trona Heights, Pa. The fa­cil­ity is part of Pitts­burgh­based Al­legheny Health Net­work. She re­places Dr. Mar­garet Meals, who re­tired.

Labri­ola, 39, was most re­cently a hos­pi­tal­ist at sev­eral Al­legheny Health hos­pi­tals.

Dr. Robert Ber­nasek has been named chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of South­east Ge­or­gia Health Sys­tem, based in Brunswick.

In the new role, Ber­nasek will over­see clin­i­cal op­er­a­tions at the two-hos­pi­tal sys­tem.

Ber­nasek most re­cently served as chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer at Hil­ton Head (S.C.) Hos­pi­tal. Pre­vi­ously he was VP of med­i­cal af­fairs at New York-Pres­by­te­rian Hud­son Val­ley Hos­pi­tal Cen­ter, Cort­landt Manor, N.Y., and chief qual­ity of­fi­cer at White Plains (N.Y.) Hos­pi­tal. Dr. Dave Ka­paska is re­tir­ing as pres­i­dent and CEO of Avera McKen­nan Hos­pi­tal and Uni­ver­sity Health Cen­ter, Sioux Falls, S.D., ef­fec­tive June 30. He will be suc­ceeded by David Flicek, cur­rently chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer of Avera Med­i­cal Group. Flicek will re­main in that role.

Ka­paska, 68, has served as pres­i­dent and CEO since Oc­to­ber 2010. Dur­ing his ten­ure, Ka­paska helped steer growth at Avera in­clud­ing new clin­ics and pro­grams. He also con­sol­i­dated all six Avera can­cer cen­ters into the Avera Can­cer In­sti­tute.

Be­fore tak­ing the top job, Ka­paska was Avera’s chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer and se­nior VP of med­i­cal af­fairs.



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