Keeping Up

October 15, 2017

Bob Baxter to president and chief executive of Mercy Health – Toledo, Ohio, from interim chief executive. He also continues as president and chief executive for Mercy Health – Lima, Ohio. Dale Gisi, president of Mercy Health – St. Rita's, will assist Baxter with his Lima market responsibilities.

Charisse Oland to president and chief executive of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital of Chippewa Falls, Wis., effective Nov. 27. She was chief executive of Rusk County Memorial Hospital in Ladysmith, Wis. Oland replaces Joan Coffman, who now is president and chief executive of at HSHS St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, Ill.

David J. Pynn has retired as president and chief executive of St. John Health System in Tulsa, Okla. He also was senior vice president of St. Louis-based Ascension Healthcare, and ministry market executive, Ascension Tulsa. Mike Mullins will replace Pynn on an interim basis. Mullins also will continue as senior vice president of Ascension Healthcare, ministry market executive of Ascension Kansas, and president and chief executive of Via Christi Health of Wichita, Kan.

Organizations within Livonia, Mich.-based Trinity Health have made these changes: Paul G. Morris to executive vice president and chief financial officer of Mount Carmel Health System of Columbus, Ohio; Titus Gambrell to vice president and chief nursing officer of St. Mary's Health Care System of Athens, Ga.; and Linda Breedlove to vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for Mount Carmel East hospital in Columbus.

Ann Braun to vice president of the Providence Tarzana Foundation in Tarzana, Calif.

The Cusumano family of Burbank, Calif., has donated $10 million to Burbank's Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. The hospital will use the funds to enhance emergency care at the medical center. Members of the Cusumano family founded and currently run Cusumano Real Estate Group of Burbank.

Professional golfer Bubba Watson is donating $2.1 million to the Studer Family Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola, Fla., part of Sacred Heart Health System. Watson's donation will support the construction of Sacred Heart's new four-story children's hospital, scheduled for completion in 2019. Watson was one of 10 professional golfers selected as finalists in the MetLife MatchUp, where fans voted online for the best recovery shot of the season. The player whose shot had the most votes would win a $1 million prize. Watson announced that if he were to win, he would donate $500,000 to Studer Family Children's Hospital and use the other $500,000 to support junior golf. Thanks to support from Watson's global fan base and the Northwest Florida community, Watson was named the 2017 MetLife MatchUp Champion. Watson later made a separate $1.6 million donation.

Ascension Crittenton Hospital, formerly Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, Rochester, Mich., 50 years.



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