Keeping Up

August 15, 2021


Tina Garrison to president of SSM Health DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri. She was president of SSM Health St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Missouri.

Andrea Gwyn to administrator of Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital in Perrysburg, Ohio, part of Bon Secours Mercy Health. She was a hospital operations subject matter expert with Mazars Healthcare. Under a Mazars contract, she was chief operating officer for a hospital and skilled nursing facility in Washington, D.C.

Trinity Health of Livonia, Michigan, has made these changes: Dr. Mark LePage to senior vice president of medical groups and ambulatory strategy for Trinity Health. James Moffett to president of the Holy Cross Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group. Moffett also will be part of the senior leadership team of Holy Cross Health of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Jason Szczuka to chief digital officer of Bon Secours Mercy Health of Cincinnati.

CommonSpirit Health has made these changes: Sebastien Girard to senior vice president and chief people officer of Centura Health, Centennial, Colorado. Tiffany Caster to chief operating officer for Dignity Health's Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco.

Dr. James McGovern to medical chief medical officer of the PeaceHealth Oregon network and Dr. Melissa Edwards to surgical chief medical officer for the network.

St. Louis-based Ascension has pledged $3 million to support a new online Acute Care Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program within the Conway School of Nursing at the Catholic University of America. In an announcement on the grant, Ascension President and Chief Executive Joseph Impicciche said Catholic University is a leader in educating nurse practitioners. He said Ascension's investment will help increase the pipeline of nurses with the skill level most needed in the future. The funding will help with program expenses and will support two faculty positions and a staff position for the program.

The philanthropic foundation of the Panda Express restaurant chain has pledged $1 million to HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. The hospital plans to use the funds to develop the Panda Cares Center of Hope outdoor healing garden and playroom. The funding also will support programming at the hospital to improve the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being of patients and their families. Panda Cares Center of Hope is a nationwide initiative involving Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has awarded Community Health Investment, a division of Providence Southern California, a grant of more than $870,000. The grant will fund a community health worker outreach and vaccine distribution program.

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