Anthony Spezia, 66, is retiring from President and CEO of Covenant Health, Knoxville, Tenn., effective April 1. He will be succeeded by Jim VanderSteeg, executive VP of operations.
Maryjane Wurth has been named chief strategy and relationship officer at the American Hospital Association, as well as president and CEO of Health Forum, the AHA's business-development arm.
Dr. Jeffrey Bailet has been named chairman-elect of the American Medical Group Association's board of directors for 2016.
Ceci Connolly, 52, is president and CEO of the Alliance of Community Health Plans, a Washington-based trade group that represents large not-for-profit health insurers, including Kaiser Permanente and UPMC Health Plan.
The American Hospital Association has promoted Ashley Thompson to senior VP of public policy analysis and development.
Dr. Michael Zinner, 70, is now founding executive director and CEO of the Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.
Lisa Hayward has been appointed senior VP and general counsel of Seattle Children's Hospital.
Jeff Fusile, 49, is president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
Dr. Jay Kaplan, 66, is serving a one-year term as president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Jack Weiner, CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland hospital in Pontiac, Mich., has announced his plan to retire next June.
Dr. Wanda Filer, 56, is president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, which has about 120,900 members.
Heather Dexter has been named CEO of Emory St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta.