Jim Eppel has been named executive VP and chief administrative officer of HealthPartners and other newsmakers.
Jim Kendrick has been named CEO of Plano, Texas-based Community Hospital Corp.
Wiechart joins TeamHealth as it continues to adapt from its recent acquisition by private equity firm Blackstone Group in November 2016 for $6.1 billion. TeamHealth said the purchase allows it to take steps to heal financially outside the pressure of public equity markets.
Dr. Randall Linton is retiring as president and CEO of the northwest Wisconsin region of Mayo Clinic Health System at the end of April. Dr. Richard Helmers will take on Linton's duties, but his title will be regional VP.
Ken Levitan returns to Einstein after a two-year stint at consulting firm Ernst & Young, where he was executive director of its healthcare provider practice. Previously he was Einstein Healthcare's chief information officer for 10 years.
William Lee has been appointed CEO of Medical City of Children's Hospital in Dallas, effective May 1. He replaces Keith Zimmerman, who left to serve as CEO of Medical City Arlington (Texas).
Martin Boryszak has been promoted to president and CEO of Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., part of Buffalo-based Catholic Health System. He replaces Peter Bergmann, who recently left to become president of UH Parma (Ohio) Medical Center, part of Cleveland-based University Hospitals.
Katherine Baicker was most recently the C. Boyden Gray professor of health economics at Harvard University. Throughout her career, Baicker has studied healthcare policy with a particular emphasis on Medicaid, health reform and quality of care.
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.
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.