Yolanda Landrau has been named chief executive officer at Neponset Valley Health System, Norwood, Mass. She had been vice president of operations at Southwood Community Hospital, Norfolk, Mass.
Joseph Blasko has been named president and chief executive officer at Incarnate Word Health Services, San Antonio. He had been interim CEO.
Ralph E. Lawson has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer at Baptist Health Systems of South Florida, Miami. He had been senior vice president and CFO at Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital Development Corp., Miami.
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Shannon P. O'Brien has been named vice president for external affairs at Community Care Systems, Wellesley, Mass. She had served in the Massachusetts Senate.
has been named senior vice president of the national region at Medco Behavioral Care Corp., St. Louis. She had been an officer and vice president of clinical services at Benesys, Houston.
Rodney C. Armstead, M.D., has been named executive vice president and chief health officer at Watts Health Foundation and United Health Plan, Los Angeles. He had been director of the Office of Managed Care for the Clinton administration.
Joyce K. Kotzen has been named assistant vice president of marketing and public relations at Southern Ocean County Hospital, Manahawkin, N.J. She had been assistant vice president of marketing and communications at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Cherry Hill, N.J.
Andrew B. Adams, M.D., has been named executive vice president of medical affairs at First Physician Care, Atlanta. He had been senior vice president of medical affairs at Mullikin Medical Centers, Long Beach, Calif.
James H. Waller has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Preferred Health Network, Baltimore. He had been vice president of sales and marketing at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of the National Capital Area, Washington.
Andrew Alcorn has been named president of the managed-care division at Block Vision, Roseland, N.J. He had been executive vice president.
John "Jack" W. Spicer, M.D., has been named medical director at Dekalb Physician Hospital Organization, Decatur, Ga. He had been medical director at Travelers Insurance Co., Atlanta.
Pat Housley has been named director of community relations at Central Michigan Community Hospital, Mount Pleasant. She had been physician recruiter.
Jean Marie Wilson has been named nursing administrator at Central Michigan Community Hospital, Mount Pleasant. She had been project coordinator/patient advocate at Wyandotte (Mich.) Hospital and Medical Center.
Mildred E. Curley has been named director of nursing at Pinellas Community Hospital, Pinellas Park, Fla. She had been director of nursing at Metrowest Medical Center, Framingham, Mass.