Keeping Up - February Print Version

February 2024











Dr. Gurvinder Kaur to president and market leader for Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno, California, from chief medical officer and vice president of Adventist Health, Central Valley Network. Saint Agnes is part of Trinity Health.

Matt Brown to the interim region president of the CommonSpirit Health mountain region, following the departure of Peter Banko.

Holy Name of Teaneck, New Jersey, has made these changes: Suzanne Tammaro to chief marketing officer, Donald Ecker to vice president of integrated services and Cynthia Ziegler to vice president of revenue cycle management.

Tessa Espinoza to chief philanthropy officer for Dignity Health French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, California. The hospital is part of CommonSpirit Health.

Cassie Lewis to chief nursing officer for the Richmond, Virginia, market of Bon Secours Mercy Health, effective Feb. 11.

Angel McCullough to chief nursing officer of St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia. Those hospitals are part of Trinity Health's Mid-Atlantic region.

St. Louis-based SSM Health has announced changes to the leadership of its sponsoring body, SSM Health Ministries, as well as to its governing board. Sr. Mary Noel Brown, CSA, to president/chair of the sponsor board. She succeeds Fr. Michael Rozier, SJ, who completed his term but will continue to serve on both SSM Health's sponsoring body as well as its board of directors. SSM Health also has named two new members of the sponsoring board, who also will serve on the governing board:

Fr. Thomas Nairn, OFM, and Therese B. Pandl, who is a consultant who formerly headed ministries within Hospital Sisters Health System.

Indu Spugnardi to senior director, community health and elder care, and Lori Ashmore-Ruppel to senior director of mission services management, both at CHA.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Washington, has received a $5 million gift from Julie and Bill Reiersgaard and their family. The medical center will use the funds to support caregiver education and to purchase equipment. In recognition of their gift, the hospital has renamed one of its facilities the Julie and William Reiersgaard Health Education Center. Reiersgaard was president of Gaard Automation and of IPEC Automation. The businesses supply robot systems to high-tech electronics manufacturers, metals foundries, and plastics companies.


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