Modern Healthcare congratulates longtime reporter Joseph Conn on his retirement at the end of this month, capping a nearly 38-year career in journalism.
Andy Slavitt was named senior adviser to the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he'll work with former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Dr. Bill Frist on healthcare issues.
Dr. Raymond DeCorte has been promoted to interim president and CEO of East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, La. He replaces longtime CEO Dr. Mark Peters who retired this month.
CEO of LifeCare Health Partners. James Murray replaces Phillip Douglas, who spent a decade in the role and last year announced his retirement from the Plano, Texas-based health system. LifeCare operates 24 long-term acute-care hospitals in nine states and also provides behavioral health and...
Paul Kappelman most recently was interim CEO of LHP Hospital Group, Plano, Texas. Ardent's acquisition of LHP was announced in October 2016 and formally completed last week. Kappelman became COO of Ardent as part of the deal.
Chris Glenney named president and CEO of Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System, and other news makers
Chris Glenney has been named president and CEO of Tyler, Texas-based Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System. He replaces Lindsey Bradley, who will serve as senior VP of group operations for Christus Health and CEO of Christus Health Northeast.
Mary Brainerd, President and CEO of HealthPartners, is retiring, effective June 1. Brainerd will be succeeded by Andrea Walsh, an executive with the system since 1994 who is currently executive VP and chief marketing officer.
Thomas Arend has been named CEO of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, effective April 1. He succeeds Karen Hackett, who is retiring after 14 years at the helm of the organization.
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey will return to the University of Pennsylvania as a professor in the Penn Integrates Knowledge program, which recruits scholars of various disciplines.
Swedish Health Services CEO Anthony Armada resigned last week after a newspaper report on unnecessary surgeries at his five-campus Seattle-based system.
Laura Kaiser has been named president and CEO of SSM Health, effective May 1. She will succeed William Thompson, who is retiring after 37 years with St. Louis-based SSM, the past six years as chief executive.
Debi Pasley is the new Senior VP and chief nursing officer of 23-hospital Christus Health, Irving, Texas.