James Stuart Bennie has been named president and chief executive officer at System Health Providers, Dallas. He had been CEO and principal at Galaxy Healthcare, Nashville, Tenn.
Helen L. Smits, M.D., has been named president and medical director at HealthRight, Meriden, Conn. She had been deputy administrator at HCFA, Washington.
Paul Dougherty has been named president and chief operating officer at Integris Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City. He had been vice president of rural facilities at Integris Health, Oklahoma City.
Richard L. Conklin has been named president at Parkland Health Center, Farmington and Bonne Terre, Mo. He had been president at Hendrick Medical Center, Chillicothe, Mo.
Hilary N. Jacobs has been named chief executive officer at Tenet Integrated Physician Services' Orange County/San Diego region, Los Alamitos, Calif. She had been principal at HNJ Consulting, La Canada, Calif.
Zane Todd has been named president and chief executive officer of the ambulatory division at Columbia-HealthOne, Denver. He had been vice president for strategic development.
John G. Williams has been named president and chief executive officer at Catholic Healthcare West's Bay Area region, San Francisco. He had held the same positions at St. Francis Hospital and St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco.
CFOs, CIOs, COOs
Charles D. Stokes has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, Little Rock, Ark. He had been senior vice president and COO at Schumpert Medical Center, Shreveport, La.
C. Michael Rutherford has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer at Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.'s Ohio Health Choice, Cleveland. He had been senior vice president and chief financial officer at Timken Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio.
Les Granow has been named senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer at UniHealth's professional services division, Burbank, Calif. He had been a partner at Ernst & Young, Los Angeles.
Alex A. Mendez has been named chief operating officer at Columbia Kendell Medical Center, Miami. He had been controller.
VPs, associates, assistants
Scarlett Powers Osterling has been named vice president of development and community relations at Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles. She had been vice president at the Children's Bureau of Southern California, Los Angeles.
William Chisholm has been named vice president and general manager of Medicare at ChoiceCare, Cincinnati. He had been senior vice president for regional operations at Mercy Health Plan, Philadelphia.
Bruce D. Thevenot has been named vice president for government relations at Genesis Health Ventures, Kennett Square, Pa. He had been executive director at the Oklahoma Health Care Association, Oklahoma City.
Norma Hagenow has been named senior vice president of operations at Mercy Hospital Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa. She had been vice president of care continuum at Carondelet Health System, Tucson, Ariz.
Raymond E. Langham has been named vice president of employee and labor relations for corporate human resources at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit. He had been corporate director of employee and labor relations of the Eastern, Mid-Atlantic and international divisions at Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., Nashville, Tenn.
Sarah Peterson has been named vice president of marketing and public affairs for the greater Houston division at Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp., Nashville, Tenn. She had been senior vice president and manager of public affairs at Texas Commerce Bank, Houston.
Joyce A. Murphy has been named senior vice president for public health systems development at Caritas Christi Health System, Boston. She will remain president and chief executive officer at St. Mary's Women and Infants Center, Dorchester, Mass.
Colleen Conway-Svec has been named vice president of nursing at Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, Chicago. She had been regional operations manager at ServiceMaster Home Health, Downers Grove, Ill.
Shera Olson has been named manager of occupational health services at Memorial/Sisters of Charity Health Network, Houston. She had been president at Visible Solutions and Vitality, San Antonio.
Patty Jensen has been named director of marketing and public relations at Asante Health System, Medford, Ore. She had been director of marketing and communications at JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, Fla.
Bruce Perry, M.D., has been named medical director at Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Atlanta. He had been associate medical director for clinical affairs.
Michael Ridolfi has been named director of clinical services at Alpha Home Health Network, Braintree, Mass. He had been an independent healthcare consultant in Franklin, Mass.