Keeping Up - July Edition

July 2024












CommonSpirit Health and subsystems within that organization have made these changes:

  • Peter Powers to market president for the Greater Colorado and Kansas market, effective July 22. There are nine hospitals in that market. Previously, Powers was CEO of Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.
  • Christy Spitser to interim market president at CHI Saint Joseph Health in Lexington, Kentucky. She was market chief financial officer. She replaces Anthony Houston, who has accepted the role of market president for the CommonSpirit Health Arizona market. CommonSpirit Health has launched a national search for a permanent market president in Kentucky.
  • Kyle Brostrom to CEO of Holy Cross Hospital — Davis, which is in Layton, Utah. Brostrom was vice president, strategy and business development for the mountain division of HCA Healthcare.
  • Mike Cafasso to CEO for St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City, from interim CEO. He will continue as CEO of St. Mary —Corwin Hospital in Pueblo. Both hospitals are in Colorado.
  • Mark Longacre to president of CHI Health Lakeside in Omaha, Nebraska, and CHI Health Midlands in Papillion, Nebraska. He was vice president of Monument Health Rapid City market, including the Monument Health Orthopedic and Specialty Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. Longacre succeeds Kevin Miller, who is retiring.
  • Kristi Olson to CEO of Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Previously, Olson was interim CEO of Penrose and market chief operating officer for Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Hospital of Colorado Springs.
  • Gina Temple to CEO of St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. Temple previously was CEO of HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital in Tampa.

Saad Chaudhry to chief digital officer of SSM Health of St. Louis.

Steve Kazanjian to executive vice president and chief mission integration officer of CHRISTUS Health of Irving, Texas.

Saurabh Tripathi to executive vice president and chief financial officer of St. Louis-based Ascension.

CommonSpirit Health and organizations within that system have made these changes: Audre Gvildys Bagnall to chief strategy officer for CommonSpirit Health's mountain region. And, Dr. Hans P. Cassagnol to chief medical officer of Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Tacoma, Washington.

California hospitals within Providence St. Joseph Health have made these changes: Michelle Oxford to chief administrative officer of Petaluma Valley Hospital and Healdsburg Hospital and Donovan Taylor to chief administrative officer of Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.

R. Kevin Sale to chief operating officer of St. Francis Health, effective July 25. St. Francis, which is in Monroe, Louisiana, is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.

Amit Mody to executive vice president of business development for Holy Name Medical Center of Teaneck, New Jersey.

Melissa Caccamo to vice president of practice operations for St. Mary's Health System in Lewiston, Maine. St. Mary's is part of Covenant Health in Andover, Massachusetts.

Mercy Hospital Ada in Oklahoma has made these changes: Rev. Kaycee Young to vice president of mission and Shazaib Cheema to executive director for clinical operations.

Brian Nelson to program director of environmental stewardship for Vancouver, Washington-based PeaceHealth. This is a new position at PeaceHealth.


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