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Kaiser names new president of Georgia health plan

Kaiser names new president of Georgia health plan

By Bob Herman  |  October 30, 2014

Kaiser Permanente, headquartered in Oakland, Calif., has appointed Julie Miller-Phipps president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, effective Nov. 3.

DeSalvo appears to be staying on, for now, at ONC

DeSalvo appears to be staying on, for now, at ONC

By Joseph Conn  |  October 28, 2014

To paraphrase Mark Twain, news of Dr. Karen DeSalvo's departure from the top job at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has been somewhat exaggerated.

Gottlieb to leave Partners HealthCare in 2015

Gottlieb to leave Partners HealthCare in 2015

By John N. Frank  |  October 25, 2014

Dr. Gary Gottlieb, CEO of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts, will be leaving that position next year to join not-for-profit medical services provider Partners in Health as its new CEO, Partners HealthCare confirmed Saturday.

Nask retires from Broward Health

Nask retires from Broward Health

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 24, 2014

Frank Nask will retire as president and CEO of Broward Health, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in March, the company has announced.

Wergin installed as AAFP president

Wergin installed as AAFP president

By Andis Robeznieks  |  October 22, 2014

Leadership changes took effect Wednesday for the American Academy of Family Physicians during the 115,900-member organization's Congress of Delegates meeting in Washington. Dr. Robert Wergin has been installed as president of the AAFP; immediate Past President Dr. Reid Blackwelder has taken over as...

St. Luke's Hospital names Candio next president and CEO

St. Luke's Hospital names Candio next president and CEO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 20, 2014

Christine Candio has been named president and CEO of St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She will replace Gary Olson, who is retiring after 36 years at St. Luke's. Her appointment is effective in January.

University of Virginia Health System taps Williams as first CMIO

University of Virginia Health System taps Williams as first CMIO

By Bob Herman  |  October 20, 2014

Dr. Michael Williams has been named the first chief medical information officer at the University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, effective immediately. The move is representative of the industry trend in which hospital systems are turning to physicians and other clinicians to help make...

ONC appoints new privacy chief

ONC appoints new privacy chief

By Darius Tahir  |  October 14, 2014

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced Tuesday that Lucia Savage, formerly a lawyer with insurer UnitedHealthcare, will become the office's new chief privacy officer. She will join the agency Oct. 20.

Van Bree named president of Rhode Island Hospital

Van Bree named president of Rhode Island Hospital

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 10, 2014

Lifespan, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Providence, R.I., has named Dr. Margaret Van Bree president of Rhode Island Hospital, also based in Providence.

Quest hires Mayo Clinic doctor as chief lab officer

Quest hires Mayo Clinic doctor as chief lab officer

By Bob Herman  |  October 02, 2014

Quest Diagnostics, a diagnostic laboratory company headquartered in Madison, N.J., has hired Dr. Franklin Cockerill III as chief laboratory officer, effective Oct. 1. Most recently, Cockerill, 62, was the chairman of Mayo Clinic's department of laboratory medicine and pathology and CEO of Mayo...

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