Keeping Up — April Edition

April 2024





Meghan Aldrich to president of Sisters of Charity Hospital and St. Joseph Campus in Buffalo, New York, effective April 15. The campuses are part of Buffalo-based Catholic Health. Previously, Aldrich was chief operating officer for Heritage Ministries, a senior services provider operating in New York and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bradley T. Lembcke to president of Houston, Texas-based Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, from interim president. Lembcke is also chief medical officer for CommonSpirit Health's south region. He will retain that role until CommonSpirit selects his successor. Baylor St. Luke's is the flagship academic medical institution of
CommonSpirit's St. Luke's Health System.



Jennifer Brown to chief legal officer and senior vice president of Chesterfield, Missouri-based Mercy.

Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health and a subsidiary have made these changes: Travis Crum to chief financial officer of Bon Secours Mercy Health, effective July 1; and Robin Baldauf to chief nursing officer for Bon Secours — Hampton Roads in Virginia.

Our Lady of Lourdes Health, part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has made these changes: Christi Pierce to chief operating officer and Jeremy Rogers to chief financial officer.

Dr. Ashish Tokhi to chief physician executive of HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

Kyle Donovan to vice president of operations for Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, New York, and for Mount St. Mary's new Lockport Memorial Campus. The campuses are part of Buffalo, New York-based Catholic Health.



Catholic Health of Buffalo, New York, has received two grants totaling $2.1 million from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. One grant will help fund two new CT scanners for Mercy Hospital of Buffalo's emergency department. Adding the high-tech scanners to the emergency department will improve care and reduce wait times for inpatients, according to a press release. The other Cabrini Health Foundation grant will support ongoing medical outreach to Buffalo's West Side community. For instance, the grant will help fund outreach professionals to assist West Side residents in accessing the medical services they need.

Dignity Health Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California, has granted $750,000 to the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency Youth Crisis Diversion Project. The funds will help the agency to establish a temporary diversion program for youth who are in behavioral health crisis. The young people will be diverted to an emergency department with trained behavioral health staff. The grant is expected to cover services to 150 youth under 18 and their families, regardless of ability to pay. Dominican Hospital is part of CommonSpirit Health.

Bon Secours Hampton Roads, a region of Bon Secours Mercy Health, has received a donation of $500,000 from TowneBank to support the new Bon Secours Harbour View Medical Center. That three-story, 98,000-square-foot hospital is set to open in 2025 on the campus of Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View, in Suffolk, Virginia. The new medical center will have 18 private medical/surgical patient rooms and four operating rooms, in addition to the existing services at the health center. Those existing services include a 15-bed emergency department, on-site lab services, and imaging.


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