Bruce Young has been named chief financial officer and senior vice president at Lifeguard, Milpitas, Calif. He had been vice president of strategic planning at Lifeguard and executive vice president of Lifeguard Life Insurance Co.
VPs, associates, assistants
Alan Puzarne has been named regional vice president for the northern Los Angeles region at FHP Health Care, Van Nuys, Calif. He had been associate regional vice president.
Drew Joyce has been named vice president of corporate planning and development at Lifeguard, Milpitas, Calif. He had been assistant vice president of corporate development.
William B. Prouty has been named vice president of the information services department at Pilgrim Health Care, Norwell, Mass. He had been a partner at Ernst & Young.
New people at hospitals
Brian T. Flynn has been named chief executive officer at Harton Regional Medical Center, Tullahoma, Tenn. He had been associate administrator at West Boca Medical Center, Boca Raton, Fla.
David R. Carpenter has been named administrator/vice president at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Memorial Hospital. He had been president and chief executive officer at Hadley Regional Medical Center, Hays, Kan.
Paul A. Miller has been named president and chief executive officer at Memorial Hospital of Burlington (Wis.). He had been president at Howard Young Medical Center, Woodruff, Wis.
Thomas R. Revels has been named president and chief executive officer at Cabarrus Memorial Hospital, Concord, N.C. He had been executive vice president and chief operating officer at McLeod Regional Medical Center, Florence, S.C.
Kenneth A. Finch has been named president at Castle Medical Center, Kailua, Hawaii. He had been chief financial officer and senior vice president.
John P. Rinset has been named administrator at Providence General Medical Center, a hospital with campuses in Everett and Centralia, Wash. He had been senior vice president and administrator at Mercy Healthcare Sacramento, Carmichael, Calif.
Joseph P. Corcoran has been named president and chief executive officer at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He had been president at Columbia-Presbyterian Health Systems, New York.
Stephen A. Grabel has been named administrator at Long Island Jewish Hospital, a division of Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York. He had been director of planning and program development and administrator of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center affiliation at Queens Hospital Center, New York.
Wilson J. Weber has been named executive director at Fort Bend Hospital, Missouri City, Texas. He had been executive director at Alvin (Texas) Community Hospital.
VPs, associates, assistants
Karen Hodes Turk has been named a vice president at Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, N.C. She had been administrative associate.
Sonja Spirig Tennaro has been named vice president for nursing at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She had been vice president for nursing at Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center.
Joyce Pareigis has been named vice president of patient-care services at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla. She had been vice president, chief nursing officer and service line administrator at Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
Patricia Witherbee has been named director, ambulatory care, at Mercy Center for Health Care Services, Aurora, Ill. She had been associate director of business affairs for pediatric ambulatory facilities at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago.
James M. Levett, M.D., has been named chairman of the department of surgery at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill. A cardiovascular surgeon, he had been practicing in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Beth Gillis has been named patient accounts manager at Baptist Hospital of Miami. She had been billing manager.
E. Yemi Owi, M.D., has been named director of the occupational medicine program JOBMED at Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital Center, Chicago. She had been a staff physician for the occupational medicine program at Mercy Hospital, Chicago.
Sanford Finkel, M.D., has been named medical director of the American Day Treatment Center at Highland Park (Ill.) Hospital. He had been director of gero-psychiatric services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
Robert S.D. Higgins, M.D., has been named surgical director of the thoracic organ transplantation division at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. He recently completed a fellowship at Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital.
Donna Abel has been named director of marketing and public relations at MedCenter Hospital, Marion, Ohio. She had been media coordinator at Franciscan Health System of Cincinnati (Ohio).
Kimberly Erlandson has been named director of utilization management at Mercy Center for Health Care Services, Aurora, Ill.
Carolyn Decker has been named director of medical information services at MedCenter Hospital, Marion, Ohio. She had been supervisor of medical information services.
Nancy A. Nowak has been named administrator of oncology services at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. She had been cancer program director at St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee.
Denise Clarke has been named director of nursing administration at Peninsula Hospital Center, Far Rockaway, N.Y. She had been associate director nursing.
Gary Tomcho has been named director of surgical services at Akron (Ohio) General Medical Center. He had been director of surgical services at St. John West Shore Hospital, Westlake, Ohio.