Keeping Up

November 15, 2017


Brandenburg II

Bruce Tassin to chief executive for KentuckyOne Health of Louisville, Ky. He will continue as president of Saint Joseph Hospital of Lexington, Ky. He will lead Kentucky-based operations of the recently expanded Southeast Operating Division for Catholic Health Initiatives, which is KentuckyOne's parent. Chuck Neumann will continue as interim president and chief executive for KentuckyOne Health. KentuckyOne is divesting nine of its facilities and retaining eight. Neumann is focusing on the properties slated for divestiture; and Tassin on those to be retained.

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, Texas, has announced these changes: Christopher Born to president of Dell Children's, from president and chief executive of Texas Children's Health Plan. Elizabeth Fredeboelling to chief nursing officer.

Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has made these changes: Ronald C. Brandenburg II to vice president and chief financial officer and Scott R. Ford to vice president for development and marketing.

Dr. Vicki Iannotti to chief medical officer of the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center of Yonkers, N.Y.

Dr. Michael J. Menen to chief medical officer of Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

Todd Zbytniewski to administrator of the Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in Amsterdam, N.Y., part of Ascension.

The Albert Lepage Foundation plans to donate $10 million to St. Mary's Health System in Lewiston, Maine, to establish the Albert Lepage Center for Patient Experience at the system's hospital. The center will focus on implementing best practices and funding pilot projects to improve the effectiveness of the health care delivery system. The now-retired Lepage was a top executive of Lepage Bakeries and then a chairman of Flowers Foods, Lepage Bakeries' successor after a merger. Most recently, he was chair of Quality Bakers of America Cooperative, a licensor of Sunbeam Bread.

Saint Agnes Medical Center of Fresno, Calif., has received a $1 million gift from retired Fresno-area businessman Dick Powell. Powell received treatment at Saint Agnes for pneumonia and a cardiac condition. To thank the hospital's clinicians for saving his life, he established the Richard M. Powell Educational Endowment. The endowment will fund continuing medical education and training for clinicians through conferences, seminars, symposiums or speaker honorariums. The funds also will support the newly established Saint Agnes Internal Medicine Residency program.

Six regions of St. Louis-based Ascension are the latest of the system's regions that are rebranding, to incorporate the Ascension name into their monikers:
  • In Texas, Seton Healthcare Family in the Austin region will be Ascension Seton and Providence Healthcare Network in Waco will be Ascension Providence
  • On the Gulf Coast, Sacred Heart Health System in the Pensacola, Fla., region will be Ascension Sacred Heart; and Providence Hospital in Mobile, Ala., will be Ascension Providence
  • In Binghamton, N.Y., Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital will become Ascension Lourdes
  • In Birmingham, Ala., St. Vincent's Health System will become Ascension St. Vincent's
  • In Jacksonville, Fla., St. Vincent's HealthCare will become Ascension St. Vincent's
  • In Kansas, Via Christi Health in Wichita and central Kansas will become Ascension Via Christi

As part of a rebranding, St. Joseph's Healthcare System of Paterson, N.J., and its facilities have changed their names:

  • St. Joseph's Healthcare System now is St. Joseph's Health
  • St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson now is St. Joseph's University Medical Center
  • St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital in Wayne, N.J., now is St. Joseph's Wayne Medical Center
  • St. Vincent's Healthcare & Rehab Center in Cedar Grove, N.J., now is St. Joseph's Healthcare & Rehab Center



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