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Dr. Ge­orge Brown is re­tir­ing as the long­time pres­i­dent and CEO of Legacy Health, based in Portland, Ore. A suc­ces­sor is ex­pected to be se­lected by year-end.

Brown has led Legacy Health since 2008. Dur­ing his ten­ure, Legacy Health grew from six to eight hos­pi­tals, and he helped cre­ate Health Share of Ore­gon, the state’s largest co­or­di­nated-care col­lab­o­ra­tive.

Be­fore join­ing Legacy, Brown served as COO of Mul­ti­Care Health Sys­tem, based in Ta­coma, Wash.

Gary Camp­bell will step down as CEO of Cen­tura Health, based in Cen­ten­nial, Colo., ef­fec­tive Sept. 1. He will be suc­ceeded by Peter Banko, who’s cur­rently pres­i­dent and COO of the sys­tem.

Camp­bell will as­sume a new lead­er­ship po­si­tion at Cen­tura that is fo­cused on lead­er­ship de­vel­op­ment and health­care op­ti­miza­tion.

He joined Cen­tura as CEO in July 2008. Pre­vi­ously, Camp­bell was se­nior VP and group ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Catholic Health Ini­tia­tives, Englewood, Colo. In that role, he was re­spon­si­ble for 27 hos­pi­tals across five states.

Vicki Briggs has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of St. Vin­cent’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter, an As­cen­sion fa­cil­ity based in Bridgeport, Conn., ef­fec­tive July 1. She suc­ceeds Vin­cent Caponi, who is re­tir­ing.

Briggs is cur­rently COO at St. Vin­cent’s. Pre­vi­ously she was ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO of St. Vin­cent’s Health Sys­tem in Birm­ing­ham, Ala., also part of As­cen­sion.

Dr. Christo­pher Clark has been named pres­i­dent of St. Vin­cent Hos­pi­tal, an Al­legheny Health Net­work fa­cil­ity in Erie, Pa. He re­places Scott Whalen, who is re­tir­ing.

Clark most re­cently was med­i­cal direc­tor of High­mark. He has held sev­eral other lead­er­ship roles at St. Vin­cent over the past decade, in­clud­ing se­nior VP of med­i­cal af­fairs, chief qual­ity of­fi­cer, as­so­ci­ate chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer and direc­tor of con­tin­u­ing med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion.

Steve Ralph is re­tir­ing after 22 years as pres­i­dent and CEO of Hunt­ing­ton Hos­pi­tal in Pasadena, Calif. A suc­ces­sor will be named by the end of 2017 or early 2018. He plans to re­main with the or­ga­ni­za­tion as a strate­gic ad­viser.

Ralph joined Hunt­ing­ton in 1984 as a VP and was named CEO in 1995. Dur­ing his ten­ure, Hunt­ing­ton added a new pa­tient tower and dou­bled the ca­pac­ity in its emer­gency depart­ment and trauma cen­ter.




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