Sandra Bruce will retire as president and CEO of Presence Health, roles she has held since the Chicago-based system was created through the November 2011 merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care.
Sarah Cole has been promoted to CEO of CHAN Healthcare, a risk consulting and internal audit firm.
Michael Mandl, a longtime Emory University executive, has been named president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, the school's health system.
Mary Wakefield, 60, will be acting deputy HHS secretary. Wakefield will replace Bill Corr in April.
Mark Clare has been named principal adviser for strategic initiatives at Purdue Healthcare Advisors in West Lafayette, Ind.
Dr. Harold Varmus, 75, is retiring as director of the National Cancer Institute, the largest division of the National Institutes of Health.
The American Cancer Society has named Catherine Alfano VP of cancer survivorship.
Keith Pitts, 57, has been elected chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals.
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.
Richard Evans has been named senior VP, corporate comptroller and principal accounting officer at Accretive Health, a Chicago-based revenue cycle-management company.