Keeping Up

January 15, 2013


Bob Baxter to president and chief executive of St. Rita's Health Partners in Lima, Ohio, from president of St. Rita's Medical Center of Lima.

Jack Ivie to president of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center in Glendale, Calif., from vice president and chief operating officer of St. Bernardine Medical Center and Community Hospital in San Bernardino, Calif.

Dr. John Koster will retire as president and chief executive of Providence Health & Services in Renton, Wash., at the end of the year. An internal search is under way for his successor.

Sr. Sheila Lyne, RSM, will retire as president and chief executive of Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago. She will continue as chief executive until a successor is named and the transition is complete.

Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., made these appointments: Mike Wall to president and chief executive from president and chief executive, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, Calif.; Ken Meehan, to acting chief operating officer; and Patrick Lash, to acting senior financial administrator.

Howard Drenth to chief executive of Presence Medical Group in Chicago from vice president of physician services for Kettering Health Network in Dayton, Ohio.

Br. Daniel "Dan" McCormick, CFA, to provincial of the Congregation of Alexian Brothers of the Immaculate Conception Province in Arlington Heights, Ill., from director of vocations for the U.S. ministries of the province in Arlington Heights.


Julie Carmichael to system vice president and chief strategy officer for St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis.

Anthony J. Filer to chief financial officer for Presence Health in Chicago.

Ascension Health Alliance in St. Louis has made these appointments: Herb Vallier to executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Ascension Health Alliance; Jon Glaudemans to chief advocacy and communications officer for St. Louis-based Ascension Health; and Janice Cosby to chief marketing officer for Ascension Health's Michigan Health Ministries in Warren, Mich.

Mercy Health – West Market in Cincinnati appointed Dr. Michael Adolph to vice president of medical affairs, and Stephanie Meade to chief nursing officer.

Aaron Peace to vice president of philanthropy and president of Dignity Health Foundation – East Valley, representing Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler, Ariz., and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, Ariz.

Kurt Weinmeister to chief operating officer for St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, Calif.

Dr. Sudeep Bansal to chief medical information officer for Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn.

Dr. Rita Hanson to senior vice president and chief medical officer for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare in Wheaton, Ill.

Jeff Murphy to vice president, marketing and communications, for KentuckyOne Health in Louisville, Ky.

Dr. Charles Lucore to vice president of clinical integration for St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill.

Erin Sydnor to executive director of strategy and business development for the Neurosciences Institute of SSM Health Care – St. Louis.


The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has provided these grants: St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont., received $5.25 million to expand cancer services of the Big Horn Basin Regional Cancer Center in Cody, Wyo.; and Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., received $4.2 million to expand radiation oncology services at the Avera Cancer Institute.


Copyright © 2013 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States
For reprint permission, contact Betty Crosby or call (314) 253-3477.

Copyright © 2013 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States

For reprint permission, contact Betty Crosby or call (314) 253-3490.