Hos­pi­tals And Health Sys­tems

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Ben Mel­son has been named CFO of the Univer­sity of Texas MD An­der­son Can­cer Cen­ter based in Hous­ton. He re­places Wel­don Gage, who left MD An­der­son last May. Mel­son re­turns to the CFO role at MD An­der­son af­ter a 12-year ab­sence. He left to be­come CFO at Texas Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal in Hous­ton. In the past year, Mel­son also has served as a mem­ber of MD An­der­son’s in­sti­tu­tional au­dit com­mit­tee and was on the au­dit com­mit­tee of the Univer­sity of Texas Health Sci­ence Cen­ter, Hous­ton.

James Robinson has been named pres­i­dent of Pres­ence St. Joseph Hospi­tal- Chicago. He re­places in­terim pres­i­dent Martin Judd. The hospi­tal is part of Chicago-based Pres­ence Health.

Robinson was most re­cently se­nior VP and CEO of Methodist South Hospi­tal in Mem­phis, Tenn., part of Methodist Le Bon­heur Health­care. Pre­vi­ously, Robinson was CEO of the Mem­phis Veter­ans Af­fairs Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He also served as CEO of Carl Vinson Veter­ans Af­fairs Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Dublin, Ga., and chief of men­tal health and be­hav­ioral sci­ences at Sal­is­bury (N.C.) Veter­ans Af­fairs Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

Todd Cor­ley has been named chief di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion of­fi­cer at OhioHealth, a newly cre­ated role at the Colum­bus-based sys­tem.

Cor­ley, 48, is founder and chief strate­gist at the TAPO In­sti­tute, a con­sul­tancy fo­cused on work­force en­gage­ment and in­clu­sion. Pre­vi­ously, he was head of di­ver­sity and in­clu­sion at re­tailer Aber­crom­bie & Fitch and se­nior man­ager of di­ver­sity at Star­wood Ho­tels and Re­sorts World­wide.

Dr. Jeff Bird has been named pres­i­dent of the East Cen­tral Re­gion for In­di­ana Univer­sity Health, which in­cludes IU Health Ball Me­mo­rial and Black­ford hos­pi­tals. He suc­ceeds Mike Ha­ley, who left to lead a be­hav­ioral health col­lab­o­ra­tive at In­di­anapolis­based IU Health.

Bird has served as COO and chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer for Ball Me­mo­rial since 2009. He also held other lead­er­ship po­si­tions at the hospi­tal, in­clud­ing as­so­ci­ate direc­tor and VP.

Mary Beck has been pro­moted to chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer at Univer­sity of Mis­souri Health Care in Columbia. She suc­ceeds John Hor­nick.

Beck is cur­rently an as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor at the Univer­sity of Mis­souri’s Sin­clair School of Nurs­ing, and she will con­tinue in that po­si­tion while serv­ing as CNO for the health sys­tem. From 1999-2015, Beck served as the chief nurse and VP of pa­tient-care ser­vices at Boone Hospi­tal Cen­ter in Columbia.

Jack Ivie is re­tir­ing as pres­i­dent of Glendale (Calif.) Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal at the end of June, af­ter serv­ing in the role for five years. The hospi­tal is part of San Fran­cisco-based Dig­nity Health.

Ivie pre­vi­ously served as the hospi­tal’s ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor and VP of hospi­tal op­er­a­tions from 1980 to 1992 be­fore re­turn­ing as pres­i­dent in 2012. He started his health­care ca­reer as a li­censed phys­i­cal ther­a­pist at St. John’s Hospi­tal in Ox­nard, Calif.




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