Hos­pi­tals And Health Sys­tems

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Dr. Jonathan Ringo has been pro­moted to pres­i­dent and COO of Si­nai Hos­pi­tal of Bal­ti­more, part of LifeBridge Health. He has served as in­terim COO since Jan­uary, re­plac­ing Amy Perry, who left to serve as CEO of the hos­pi­tal divi­sion and se­nior VP of in­te­grated care de­liv­ery at At­lantic Health in New Jersey.

Ringo most re­cently served as VP of clin­i­cal trans­for­ma­tion at LifeBridge, where he over­saw pop­u­la­tion health, med­i­cal in­for­mat­ics and am­bu­la­tory qual­ity. Be­fore join­ing LifeBridge in 2014, Ringo was di­rec­tor of pop­u­la­tion health in­for­ma­tion at North­well Health, based in New Hyde Park, N.Y.

Dr. Chad Whe­lan was pro­moted to pres­i­dent of Loy­ola Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter in May­wood, Ill. He suc­ceeds Wendy Leut­gens.

Whe­lan most re­cently was se­nior VP and chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of the med­i­cal cen­ter. He joined Loy­ola in 2009 as a pro­fes­sor of medicine. He also pre­vi­ously served as as­so­ciate chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer for per­for­mance im­prove­ment and in­no­va­tion at Univer­sity of Chicago Medicine.

Joe Koch has been named CEO of Mead­owview Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Maysville, Ky., and pres­i­dent of Flem­ing County (Ky.) Hos­pi­tal, ef­fec­tive May 22. Both fa­cil­i­ties are part of LifePoint Health.

Koch has served since 2008 as CEO of Bour­bon Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal, Paris, Ky., also part of LifePoint. Koch pre­vi­ously was VP and COO for six years at Raleigh Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal in Beck­ley, W.Va., which he helped tran­si­tion to a LifePoint fa­cil­ity in 2006.

Kelly Lin­den has been named CEO of Prov­i­dence St. Joseph Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Bur­bank, Calif. She re­places Kerry Car­mody, a for­mer Prov­i­dence ex­ec­u­tive who came out of re­tire­ment to serve as in­terim CEO.

Lin­den has served for the past four years as ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO of St. Mary Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Ap­ple Val­ley, Calif., also part of Prov­i­dence St. Joseph Health. Dur­ing her ten­ure, she over­saw con­struc­tion of a new hos­pi­tal.

Bob Ritz has been pro­moted as CEO of Mercy Health Net­work, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, ef­fec­tive July 1. He suc­ceeds Dave Vellinga, who is re­tir­ing.

Ritz has served since 2013 as pres­i­dent of Mercy Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Des Moines, the sys­tem’s main hos­pi­tal. Pre­vi­ously, he was pres­i­dent and CEO of St. John’s Hos­pi­tal in Spring­field, Ill., for five years.



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