Hospitals And Health Systems
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.