Keeping Up

August 1, 2020

Lloyd H. Dean became Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health's sole chief executive on July 1, following the planned retirement of Kevin E. Lofton. Dean has led CommonSpirit Health with Lofton since that organization was formed in February 2019. Dean had headed Dignity Health, and Lofton had headed Catholic Health Initiatives. Those legacy systems formed CommonSpirit.

Doug Ekeren to interim regional president and chief executive of Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell, South Dakota. He will succeed Tom Clark, who recently was named Avera Health chief strategy and growth officer. Ekeren also is regional president and chief executive of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota. Ekeren will continue in the executive roles for 18 months, as Avera evaluates the effectiveness of this management structure.

Darin Goss to chief executive for the Providence Health and Services Southwest service area, which includes Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington; Providence Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Washington; and the Providence Medical Group. Goss was chief operating officer of Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California.

Dr. David N. Maine to president and chief executive of Mercy Health Services of Baltimore, from executive vice president. He replaces Thomas R. Mullen, who has retired.

Facilities within St. Louis-based Ascension have made these changes: Scott Bruce to president and chief executive of St. Mary's Healthcare of Amsterdam, New York, effective July 1. He was the hospital's vice president of operations. He replaces Vic Giulianelli, who retired. Ed Lovern to health system president and chief executive of Ascension Saint Agnes in Baltimore, from chief operating officer at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital.

Mark Doyle to president and chief executive of Holy Cross Hospital of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, effective June 15. He was chief executive of Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Pembroke Pines, Florida.


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