Dr. Halee Fischer-Wright, 46, will be president and CEO at the Englewood, Colo.-based Medical Group Management Association.
Joseph Mauro, a former Siemens healthcare executive, has been named as a managing director in the healthcare practice of Chicago-based Huron Consulting group.
John Bardis, chairman and CEO of MedAssets, resigned last week over family health issues, the company announced. Bardis, who founded the publicly traded group purchasing and revenue-cycle management company in 1999, will stay on as a consultant.
Tim Rice, 60 has been named president and board chairman of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, Chicago.
Richard Evans has been named senior VP, corporate comptroller and principal accounting officer at Accretive Health, a Chicago-based revenue cycle-management company.
Dick Daniels, 60, will be executive VP and chief information officer at Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif.
Peter Bernard, 61, CEO of Bon Secours Health System Virginia, will step down at the end of the year.
David Cade, a former top attorney at HHS, has been appointed CEO of the American Health Lawyers Association.
HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has named Dr. Michael James McCoy its first chief health information officer as the agency shifts its focus toward improving the interoperability of EHR systems.
Dr. Robert Califf, 63, will become deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco at the Food and Drug Administration, effective in late February.
Lyn Ketelsen has been named HCA's first chief patient experience officer.
Dr. Jeff Thompson plans to step down this year as CEO of Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, Wis. Thompson, 62, has been with Gundersen for three decades, serving the past 14 years as CEO. He'll stay on in his role until the hospital system finds a new leader.