Keeping Up

August 1, 2023














Bon Secours Mercy Health of Cincinnati has made these changes: Alan George to president of Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Virginia. He was chief operating officer for St. Francis–Emory Healthcare in Columbus, Georgia, part of ScionHealth. Andy Spicknall to president of Bon Secours Harbour View Hospital in Suffolk, Virginia, from vice president of operations for Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia. The Harbor View campus of Bon Secours Mercy Health currently houses the Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View. The campus is under expansion — Harbour View Hospital is to open there in 2025.

CommonSpirit Health of Chicago has made these changes: Nancy Bussani to executive vice president and chief philanthropy officer and president of the CommonSpirit Health Foundation. Delaine Thiel to vice president of philanthropy for the CHI Saint Joseph Health Foundations of Lexington, Kentucky. The five CHI Saint Joseph Health foundations serve patients of Flaget Memorial Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph East in Lexington, Saint Joseph Berea, Saint Joseph Mount Sterling and Saint Joseph London, as well as CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group.

Hospital Sisters Health System of Springfield, Illinois, has made these changes: Dr. Bonny Chen to chief health informatics officer, Frank Rademacher to vice president and chief information officer, and Christine Woolsey to senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer. All are part of the executive leadership team.

Trinity Health's MercyOne of Mason City, Iowa, has made these changes: Chad Boore to chief operations officer of MercyOne North Iowa and Ryan Meyer to chief operations officer of MercyOne Northeast Iowa.

Organizations within Bon Secours Mercy Health have made these changes: Yolanda Johnson to chief market human resources strategic partner for Bon Secours St. Francis of Greenville, South Carolina. Brian Miller to director of community relations for Mercy Health — Springfield in Ohio.

Providence Swedish, part of Providence St. Joseph Health, has made these changes: Payam Mohadjeri to chief administrative officer and Dr. James Park to chief medical officer, both for the North Puget Sound region of Providence Swedish of Everett, Washington. Among the facilities in the region are Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Swedish Edmonds, and Swedish Mill Creek.

Tanya Shanks-Connors to chief nursing officer of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington.

Timothy G. Laurent to provost and vice president of academic affairs for Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kristin Mosher to director of marketing and communications at St. Mary's Healthcare, Amsterdam, New York.

Dignity Health Dominican Hospital and the Dominican Hospital Foundation are receiving $2 million in grant funding from the California Department of Health Care Access and Information. The funds will benefit the new Morehouse School of Medicine Dominican Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. The grant is part of a larger allotment that aims to increase the number of primary care residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics. This funding is available in part from the $1.4 billion Song-Brown Workforce for a Healthy California for All package. That funding initiative aims to expand and diversify the health care workforce. The Santa Cruz, California, Dominican Hospital is part of CommonSpirit Health.

The Avila Institute of Gerontology of Germantown, New York, has received a $720,000 grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to fund an 18-month pilot program entitled "Sisters Aging Well Together." The program aims to enable Catholic sisters worldwide to assess their communities and address elder concerns. Each community will learn techniques through education and training so it can implement solutions to address elders' needs. The Avila Institute of Gerontology, which is part of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, is an educational resource for eldercare professionals, religious communities, and others on how best to provide compassionate care to the elderly. Hotelier Conrad N. Hilton established his grantmaking foundation in 1944 to help impoverished and disadvantaged people worldwide. Today, the work includes efforts to boost the work of Catholic sisters.

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