Keeping Up

March 15, 2014

Joe Wilczek will retire in 2015 as chief executive of Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Wash., and as senior vice president for divisional operations for Catholic Health Initiatives of Englewood, Colo.

Jim FitzPatrick to interim president and chief executive of Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City, Iowa, from senior vice president of network development for Mercy Health Network, West Des Moines, Iowa.

Jennifer L. Sullivan to president and chief executive of St. James Mercy Health System, Hornell, N.Y., from interim president and chief executive.


Bon Secours Health System, Marriottsville, Md., has announced these changes: Laishy Williams-Carlson to chief information officer; Sr. Bernard Marie Magill, OSF, to director of mission for Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, St. Francis Nursing Center, and Bereavement, Newport News, Va.; and Barbara Sorbello to dean of nursing for Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing, Richmond, Va.

James Corbett to senior vice president for community health improvement and values integration, Centura Health, Englewood, Colo.

Dale Hustedt to hospital administrator, Avera Holy Family Hospital, Estherville, Iowa.

Mercy Health, Cincinnati, has announced these changes: Matt Eversole to vice president of strategic affiliations; and John Enright to executive director of Mercy Health – The Heart Institute, Cincinnati.

Denise M. Peterson to interim executive director of surgical services at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn.


Hawaiian construction company Nan Inc. donated $1 million to St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii toward the Clarence T.C. Ching Skilled Nursing Facility on the St. Francis Liliha campus in Honolulu. It was the second large gift toward the project. The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation also gave a lead gift of $4 million in 2013 when St. Francis announced its plan to open a skilled nursing facility.

Lea's Foundation for Leukemia Research has pledged $555,000 to the Saint Francis/Mount Sinai Regional Cancer Center, part of Saint Francis Care in Hartford, Conn.

Mercy of Chesterfield, Mo., has received a $380,000-plus telemedicine grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for rural care in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

SSM Home Care/Hospice of St. Louis and the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging is receiving more than $366,000 from the Missouri Foundation for Health for a telehealth project.

Providence Hospital, Southfield, Mich., has received an initial $60,000 grant from the Breath of Life Foundation for research and education on asbestos-related health issues.


St. Patrick's Residence, Naperville, Ill., 50 years.

Mercy Health–Fairfield Hospital, Fairfield, Ohio, 35 years.


Cincinnati-based Catholic Health Partners has received Premier Inc.'s 2014 Richard A. Norling Premier Alliance Excellence Award, for its innovation in improving care quality and in reducing costs.

Susan Starling, president and chief executive of Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital, Irvine, Ky., has received the 2013 Shirley Ann Munroe Leadership Award from the American Hospital Association. The award is for leaders who have improved rural hospitals through innovation. Marcum and Wallace is part of Catholic Health Partners.


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