Bonnie Phipps to senior vice president, group operating executive for Ascension Health of St. Louis, from Ascension Health ministry market leader and president and chief executive of Saint Agnes HealthCare in Baltimore. Patrick Mutch, Saint Agnes executive vice president, physician and strategic services, will serve as interim president and chief executive of Saint Agnes.
Thomas A. Kruse to chief strategy, integration and innovation officer for CHI Franciscan Health of Tacoma, Wash.
Mark Fulco to chief transformation officer for Sisters of Providence Health System of Springfield, Mass.
Michael Garfield to chief operating officer of Mercy Health – Cincinnati.
Geri Towndrow to chief nursing officer, SCL Health, Denver.
Brian Reardon to vice president of external relations for Hospital Sisters Health System of Springfield, Ill.
Marilyn Williams to director of spiritual care for St. Mary's Health Care System of Athens, Ga.
Dr. Matthew Sojka to regional president of St. Mary's Good Samaritan Medical Group of Mount Vernon, Ill., which is affiliated with SSM Health of St. Louis.
Dr. Martha Walsh to chief quality officer of the multispecialty group IHA, of Ann Arbor, Mich. IHA is part of Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health.
Children's Hospital of San Antonio has received a $3 million gift from Valero Energy Foundation for use in completing an outpatient cancer center.
Our Lady of Peace of Louisville, Ky., a psychiatric hospital, has received a $1.47 million grant for an after-school substance abuse intensive outpatient program. The grant was from the KY Kids Recovery program.
SSM Home Care and Hospice of St. Louis has changed its name to SSM Health at Home.
Fr. Francis Morrisey, OMI, professor emeritus of canon law, has been appointed by Pope Francis to the Special Commission for the Study of the Reform of the Matrimonial Processes in Canon Law. The committee is charged with preparing a proposal to simplify the marriage procedure, making it more streamlined, and to safeguard the principle that marriage is indissoluble. Fr. Morrisey serves on CHA's Sponsor/Canon Law Committee.