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Providence Health & Services names Todd Hofheins VP and CFO, and other moves

By Modern Healthcare
Posted: December 5, 2011 - 12:01 am ET

Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash., named Todd Hofheins VP and CFO. Hofheins, 47, has been with the system since 2004 as CFO of its Northwest Washington region and is credited with overseeing the completion of the $500 million Cymbaluk Medical Tower at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett (Wash.), according to a news release.

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Hofheins takes over for Mike Butler, whose title was executive VP of finance and strategy. Butler has become the system's executive VP and COO. … Hannibal (Mo.) Regional Hospital appointed Lynn Olson as CEO, effective Dec. 5. He previously was CEO at Sanford Regional Hospital Worthington (Minn.) and before that at Ottumwa (Iowa) Regional Health Center and Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn. His age was not provided. ...

Catholic Healthcare West, San Francisco, named Michael Taylor as senior VP of operations for its Greater Sacramento-San Joaquin, Calif., service area, overseeing 10 hospitals. Taylor, 56, will take the post Dec. 6. Taylor most recently worked for Baylor Health Care System in Dallas as senior VP of operations. Sister Bridget McCarthy had been filling Taylor's new post for the past six months. Tim Moran resigned from the post in April. … MediSys Health Network, New York, appointed COOs at two hospitals after executive personnel changes triggered by the bribery charges against the system's former longtime CEO.

William Lynch, 55, was named COO at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Robert Levine, 54, was named COO at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, both in New York City. Both moves came after former MediSys COO Bruce Flanz was appointed president and CEO of the system and officials opted to split the former COO role into two jobs. MediSys Vice President Ole Pedersen said Flanz was named to the top post to fill the vacancy created by the termination of CEO David Rosen, 63, who subsequently was convicted in September of bribing three state lawmakers for political support for the system.

Lynch has worked at MediSys since 1987, most recently as VP of regulatory and professional affairs. Levine was senior VP for administration at Flushing Hospital in the 1990s before taking jobs with other hospitals in New York. … Beaumont Health System hired Dr. David Wood Jr. as president of Beaumont Physician Partners, the medical administrative arm of the Royal Oak, Mich.-based system, effective Jan. 1. Wood, 54, most recently was chief of the division of urologic oncology at the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor.


Dr. Thomas Royer will take over leadership of Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, on Jan. 1 as the interim replacement for longtime president and CEO Dr. Ron Anderson. Anderson will remain with the system as a senior adviser.

Royer retired in March as president and CEO at Christus Health, Irving, Texas, a position he held for 12 years. Royer was expected to join Parkland immediately and work with Anderson to ensure an orderly transition, the public hospital said in a news release.

Anderson, who spent 30 years in his current post, will work with state officials pursuing a Medicaid waiver to increase payment for uncompensated care, as well as help research and develop a community health institute and raise money for Parkland's foundation.

“This is an exciting opportunity to continue serving Parkland and the community, doing work that needs to be done,” Anderson said in the release. “I'm also looking forward to supporting Dr. Royer, whose national reputation as an exemplary healthcare CEO is well deserved and who I know will serve Parkland well.” The August announcement of Anderson's diminished role came as the CMS considered whether to terminate the hospital's participation in Medicare because of a variety of quality violations cited by surveyors. Parkland reached a deal with the CMS in September to continue its enrollment for 19 months under certain conditions.

—Ashok Selvam

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