Keeping Up

March 1, 2023








St. Louis-based Ascension has made these changes: Polly Davenport to senior vice president, Ascension, and ministry market executive for Ascension Illinois, from interim ministry market executive. Carol Schmidt to senior vice president, Ascension, and ministry market executive, Ascension Michigan. Schmidt was senior vice president, Ascension, and chief operating officer for Ascension Medical Group and Ascension's clinical initiatives.

Facilities within CommonSpirit Health's CHI Saint Joseph Health in Kentucky have made these changes: John Yanes to president of Saint Joseph Mount Sterling in Mount Sterling. He will continue as president of Saint Joseph London in London and Saint Joseph Berea in Berea. At Mount Sterling, Yanes replaces Jennifer Nolan, who has accepted a position with CHI Saint Joseph Health, in addition to her role as president at Flaget Memorial Hospital in Flaget. In addition to Yanes, the leadership team for the Mount Sterling, London and Berea facilities will include Dr. Shelley Stanko, chief medical officer; Andrea Holecek, vice president of nursing; and Brady Dale, vice president of operations.

Theresa Guenther to chief executive of Avera Creighton Hospital in Creighton, Nebraska, from interim chief executive.

Joseph Mazzawi to vice president of mission of Bon Secours St. Francis in Greenville, South Carolina.

Dave Rigsby to executive director for Peace Harbor Medical Center Foundation of Florence, Oregon.

Saint Francis Hospital of Wilmington, Delaware, part of Trinity Health, has received a $1 million grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware's BluePrints for the Community program. Saint Francis will use the funding to support The Healthy Village at Saint Francis Hospital. The Healthy Village is a model of care that aims to address social determinants of health. Saint Francis said in a release that it is among the first in the nation to apply the Healthy Village concepts. According to information from the World Health Organization, Healthy Village concepts have evolved organically around the world and have to do with improving quality of life and enriching the vitality of neighborhoods while protecting their heritages, histories and residents by working with community-based partners whose services address the drivers of health.

Trinity Health's St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, has received a $1 million gift from the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation to support major equipment and software upgrades to the cardiac catheterization labs in the St. Mary Heart and Vascular Center. This gift is the single largest corporate donation to date to St. Mary Medical Center's Heart and Vascular Center campaign, according to a press release on the gift.


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