James L. Woodward to Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic president and chief executive, from president and chief executive of St. Mary Medical Center of Langhorne, Pa. He will continue as St. Mary's head executive until a new president is named. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic is a newly formed regional health system that includes St. Mary in Langhorne; Saint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington, Del.; Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa.; Mercy Philadelphia Hospital; and Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, as well as other facilities.
Laura Walczak to president of SSM Health St. Clare Hospital — Baraboo, Wis., from vice president of patient care services for SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital — Janesville, Wis.
Kevin O'Connell to chief of community connections for Catholic Health of Buffalo, N.Y.
Kendall Sawa to chief operating officer for Providence Portland Medical Center of Portland, Ore.
Michael Sutton to market chief financial officer for CHI Memorial of Chattanooga, Tenn.
CHA has made these changes: Lisa Smith to vice president of CHA's Government Affairs department. Betsy Taylor to managing editor of CHA's Health Progress, from associate editor of Catholic Health World.
Avera St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre, S.D., has opened the Helmsley Center to provide cancer care. The center received $12.5 million in funding from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and other donors. This included $2.5 million in individual donations that the trust matched, and $7.5 million granted separately by the trust. In total, the cancer center cost $30 million to complete.
Russell Salvatore, a Western New York philanthropist and restaurateur, has made a $500,000 donation to the Mercy Hospital Foundation in Buffalo, N.Y. — the largest single donation made by an individual in the hospital's history. The gift will support facility and equipment upgrades.
Three Catholic health care executives are among 14 industry leaders that the National Association of Health Services Executives recognized Sept. 13 in Washington, D.C., for their contributions to health care. Those ministry leaders are: Roslyn Brock, chief advocacy officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health of Marriottsville, Md., and Cincinnati; Dr. Norvell V. Coots, president and chief executive officer of Holy Cross Health in Silver Spring, Md., and president and chief executive of the Maryland region of Trinity Health; and Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, CHA president and chief executive officer.
Sr. Michael Leo Mullaney, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, died Sept. 26 at Nazareth Home in Louisville, Ky. She was 96 years old. She was administrator of Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky., for 22 years beginning in 1966. She was president of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Healthcare System from 1988 to 1992, which included Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, Our Lady of Peace in Louisville, and Saint Joseph London, formerly Marymount Hospital. These facilities, all located in Kentucky, now are part of KentuckyOne of Louisville.
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