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Todd Han­cock has been named pres­i­dent and CEO at Chris­tus Good Shep­herd Health Sys­tem in Longview, Texas. He re­places Steve Alt­miller.

Han­cock most re­cently was se­nior VP and CEO of regional op­er­a­tions of Chris­tus Trin­ity Mother Frances, a hos­pi­tal in Tyler, Texas. Pre­vi­ously he held sev­eral other lead­er­ship po­si­tions at Trin­ity Mother Frances, in­clud­ing VP of op­er­a­tions and COO.

Ger­ald Par­ton has been named pres­i­dent and CEO of East Jef­fer­son Hos­pi­tal in Metairie, La. He re­places long­time CEO Dr. Mark Peters, who re­tired in March af­ter 15 years in the role. Dr. Ray­mond DeCorte, CMO of East Jef­fer­son, served as in­terim CEO.

Par­ton was pre­vi­ously regional VP of Quo­rum Health Re­sources. He also served as CEO of Mead­owcrest Hos­pi­tal, a for­mer Tenet Health­care Corp. fa­cil­ity in Gretna, La.

Terri Smith has been named COO of Sa­cred Heart Health Sys­tem, an As­cen­sion sub­sidiary based in Pen­sacola, Fla. She re­places Amy Wil­son, who now serves as chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer at As­cen­sion’s St. Thomas Health in Nashville.

Smith was most re­cently VP of can­cer ser­vices at Sa­cred Heart for nearly 10 years. She played a key role in es­tab­lish­ing the hos­pi­tal’s af­fil­i­a­tion with MD An­der­son Can­cer Cen­ter in Hous­ton.

Dr. Joshua Lee was pro­moted to chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer at Loy­ola Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter in May­wood, Ill. He suc­ceeds Dr. Chad Whe­lan, who was re­cently ap­pointed pres­i­dent at the med­i­cal cen­ter.

Lee joined Loy­ola in 2016 as VP and chief health in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer. Be­fore join­ing Loy­ola, he was CIO of the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia’s Keck School of Medicine and med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the USC Care Fac­ulty Med­i­cal Group. He also pre­vi­ously served as chief med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer of UC San Diego Health.



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