Keeping Up

June 1, 2023








Trinity Health and some of its facilities have made these changes:

  • Nancy Hollingsworth was to retire May 26 as president and chief executive of Saint Agnes Health of Fresno, California. Her retirement comes as Saint Agnes Health and Saint Alphonsus Health System of Boise, Idaho, restructure. Those two Trinity Health subsystems are organizing as a single region to better share resources, according to a statement from Trinity Health.

    Saint Alphonsus President and Chief Executive Odette Bolano now becomes president and chief executive of the new regional entity. She will lead a restructured management team. To support the transition, David Spivey is joining the Saint Agnes team as interim president and market leader. Spivey was interim president of Trinity Health's St. Mary's Health Care System of Athens, Georgia.

    Trinity Health noted in the statement that Saint Agnes' and Saint Alphonsus' names will not change and the boards of directors for each will remain separate. The statement said this is the latest regionalization for Trinity Health. The system already has merged ministries in several regions, including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and New York.
  • Clint Child to president of Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa, Idaho. He was chief nursing officer for the Saint Alphonsus Health System of Boise, Idaho, and chief nursing officer and vice president of operations for the Nampa hospital. He also was interim president of the Nampa hospital from October 2017 to February 2018. Child replaces Travis Leach, who was the Nampa hospital's president since February 2018. Misti Leavitt succeeds Child as chief nursing officer and vice president of operations for Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Nampa.

Alison Avendt to president of Mercy Health — Perrysburg Hospital of
Perrysburg, Ohio, effective June 19. She was chief operating officer at McLaren St. Luke's Hospital of Maumee, Ohio. She will succeed Andrea Gwyn, who had been president of both Mercy Health — St. Anne Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, and Mercy Health — Perrysburg Hospital. Gwyn now will focus on St. Anne Hospital.

CommonSpirit Health has made these changes: Tim Bricker to president of CommonSpirit's southwest division, which is made up of Dignity Health facilities throughout Arizona and Nevada. Bricker had been interim president. Dr. Jason F. Gray now is interim president of CHI Mercy Health of Roseburg, Oregon. He succeeds Kelly Morgan, who is retiring. A national search is underway for the permanent president and chief executive. Gray is chief medical officer of CHI Mercy Health.

Dr. Dean Kindler to interim regional president and chief executive of Ascension Michigan's Southwest Region while continuing in his roles as regional chief medical officer and regional Ascension Medical Group vice president for that region. He succeeds Dr. Thomas Rohs, who departed from the role.

The St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation of Bangor, Maine, has received a bequest of $9 million from the estate of the late John Marshall Webber, a longtime Bangor resident and past supporter of St. Joseph Healthcare. According to a foundation release, the funds will enhance inpatient and surgical care facilities. Webber was a Marine Corps veteran. He died in October.


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