Keeping Up

March 15, 2011


Vincent C. Caponi, chief executive of St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis, to ministry market leader for Ascension Health's Wisconsin operations. He continues as market leader of Ascension Health's Indiana ministry as well.

Provena Health, Mokena, Ill., has announced these changes: George Einhorn to interim president and chief executive of Provena Mercy Medical Center, Aurora, Ill., from system director of care management and service and operational excellence at the Provena system. Einhorn replaces Jim Witt, who resigned. Also, Patrick Quinn to interim system chief financial officer for the Provena system.

Christopher Palombo to chief executive of the Dispensary of Hope, part of Saint Thomas Health Services, Nashville, Tenn., from interim chief executive, Communities Joined in Action, Atlanta. He replaces Jason Dinger, who is assuming other responsibilities at Saint Thomas.

Pamela Robertson to president and chief executive, from interim chief executive, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Chris Knackstedt to executive vice president/chief financial officer, St. John's Health System, Springfield, Mo., from vice president, new business strategies, Sisters of Mercy Health System, Chesterfield, Mo., and chief executive, Mercy Health Plans.


Christine Crain to senior vice president of operations for Mercy Children's Hospital, St. Louis.

Shelley Harris to interim chief nursing officer, St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.

Drs. Louise Schottstaedt and Jeff Sippel to co-chief medical information officers, Centura Health, Englewood, Colo.

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn., has announced these changes: John N. Giamalis to senior vice president and chief financial officer and Dr. Arthur W. DeTore to senior vice president and chief physician executive.

Dr. John C. Sabbia to senior vice president and chief medical officer, Resurrection Medical Group, Chicago.

Marty Breeden to vice president of mission integration for Catholic Healthcare West's Arizona region, covering Chandler, Ariz.; Gilbert, Ariz.; and Phoenix.

Jacque Hurd to vice president for human resources, St. Bernards Medical Center, Jonesboro, Ark.

Jessica Smrtic to foundation director, St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, N.Y.


Sisters of Mercy Health System of Chesterfield, Mo., has received a $495,926 telemedicine grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Mercy will use the funding to provide care to people in remote rural areas.

St. John Medical Center, Longview, Wash., was awarded a $238,000 grant from the Regence Foundation of Portland, Ore., to implement a hospital-based palliative care plan.

A community benefit program of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals of Henderson, Nev., providing seniors with transportation, has received more than $151,000 in grants: The Regional Transportation Commission gave $91,374 towards volunteer recruitment, driver costs and vehicle costs; the Nevada Department of Transportation gave $34,965 toward vehicle costs; and the MGM Resorts Foundation gave $25,000 toward volunteer recruitment and driver costs.


President Barack Obama named Sr. Marlene Weisenbeck, FSPA, to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She is an officer and past president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, the chairperson of CHA's Sponsorship and Canon Law Committee, and past president of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.

Anthony R. Tersigni, president and chief executive, Ascension Health, St. Louis, has been named chair of the Healthcare Leadership Council, Washington.


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