Keeping Up

August 1, 2019

Trinity Health of Livonia, Mich., has made these changes: Michael Slubowski to president and chief executive of Trinity Health, from president and chief operating officer. In December, Trinity had announced that Dr. Richard Gilfillan would depart as chief executive at the end of Trinity's 2019 fiscal year and that Slubowski would succeed him.

Patton Paul Smith Jr. to Bon Secours Mercy Health Mid-American Group president, from president of divisional operations for Community Health Systems of Franklin, Tenn. He succeeds Mike Garfield, who retired.

Andy Davis to president and chief executive of Ascension Texas and senior vice president of St. Louis-based Ascension from chief operating officer of Ascension Texas.

Facilities within CommonSpirit Health's Dignity Health have made these changes:

  • Julie Sprengel, president of Dignity Health, Southern California, will lead the new Southwest Division of CommonSpirit Health. The Southwest Division includes nine acute care hospitals and four "micro-hospitals" in Southern California and Nevada.
  • Dr. Nicholas Testa to chief physician executive of the Southwest Division.
  • Lawrence Barnard, president and chief executive of Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican's San Martín Campus, will be–come Nevada market leader and president/chief executive of Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican's Siena Campus. Barnard succeeds Eugene Bassett, who retired as president/chief executive of the Siena Campus.
  • Kimberly Shaw, Siena Campus chief operating officer, to president/chief executive of the San Martín Campus.
  • Teressa Conley, president/chief executive of Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican's Rose de Lima Campus, has retired.
  • Tom Burns, chief nurse executive at the Rose de Lima Campus, will take on additional executive duties at the hospital, becoming chief operating officer/chief nurse executive.


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