Keeping Up - March Print Edition

March 2024














James T. Kennelly to president and CEO of SMP Health of Fargo, North Dakota, from vice president of mission and formation. He succeeds Aaron K. Alton, who retired in December after 29 years as president and CEO.

Karl Keeler to chief executive of the Providence LA-Valley service area. He also will retain his position as chief executive of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Under the role expansion, he now has oversight of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai, and Providence Holy Cross medical centers. Holy Cross is in Mission Hills.

Dr. Jim McGovern to chief hospital executive of the PeaceHealth Oregon network, from interim chief executive and chief medical officer. As hospital executive, he leads hospital operations including at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend, PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center and PeaceHealth Peace Harbor Medical Center in Florence.

Theresa Rutherford plans to retire as president and CEO of HSHS St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, Illinois, effective April 1. Hospital Sisters Health System is conducting a search to identify her successor.

Tom Hathaway to president of Holy Cross Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group connected with Holy Cross Health of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Holy Cross is part of Trinity Health. Hathaway was vice president of operations.


Trinity Health of Livonia, Michigan, and its subsidiaries have made these changes:

  • At Saint Agnes Medical Center of Fresno, California: Dr. John C. Evanko to chief medical officer, Sara K. Frauenheim to chief development officer, Jennifer L. Misajet to interim chief nursing officer, William Evo to vice president of operations and Casey Fares to director of marketing and communications.
  • At Holy Cross Health of Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Salim Saiyed to vice president/chief health informatics officer for the region.
  • Jeremiah Dodrill to chief financial officer of Pittsburgh Mercy.

Holy Cross Health of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, received a $2 million gift from a Fort Lauderdale couple to support the hospital's outpatient rehabilitation center. Holy Cross has named the facility the Jon and Helaine Ayers Rehabilitation Institute in their honor. The center provides specialized outpatient care for people with neurological, oncologic, vestibular and complex orthopedic conditions. The Ayers' gift will fund a facility renovation and the addition of advanced rehabilitation equipment. Jon Ayers, who recently joined the Holy Cross Health Board of Directors, was chair and CEO of the IDEXX veterinary diagnostics and software technology. Holy Cross is part of Trinity Health.

St. Mary's Healthcare of Amsterdam, New York, has received $1.1 million from the New York Department of Health to provide free cancer screenings to eligible New Yorkers through 2028. The health department's Cancer Services Program funded the grant. That program ensures access to no-cost screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers for uninsured and underinsured New Yorkers. St. Mary's has led the Cancer Services Program in three counties since 2008, with grants renewed every five years.

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation in Vancouver, Washington, received a $1 million dollar grant from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe through the Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Clark County Fund. The funds will support the medical center's emergency department expansion project. When completed in the summer, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's emergency department expansion will double the size of the facility to better meet the needs of the rapidly growing region.


Copyright © 2024 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States

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