Presidents, CEOsJoseph S. Bailes, M.D., was named president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Dallas. Bailes has been an active member of ASCO for more than ten years and has served as chairman of the society's clinical practice committee since 1989.Edward M. Copeland III, M.D., was named the 55th president of the Society of Surgical Oncology, Arlington Heights, Ill. Copeland is Edward R. Woodward Professor and chairman of the department of surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Fla.John Jeter, M.D., was named president and chief executive officer of Hays Medical Center, Hays, Kansas.Thomas N. Hansen, M.D., was named chief executive officer at Children's Hospital, Colombus, Ohio. Hansen has been serving as the acting CEO for the past 15 months. He will retain his position as chairman of the department of pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.Michael R. Wasserman, M.D., was named president and chief medical officer of GeriMed of America, Englewood, Colo. He previously had been vice president of medical affairs for GeriMed.
Chief medical officers, VPsMarty Campanello was named vice president of corporate communications at Miami, Fla.-based VITAS Healthcare Corporation. He had been chief marketing and communications officer for Columbia/HCA, North Florida Division, Jacksonville, Fla.Ritch K. Eich was named vice president of marketing at Emergency Consultants, Traverse City, Mich. Eich formerly was associate director of hospitals for Clarian Health Partners, Indianapolis.Ellis H. Levy, M.D., was named vice president and medical director of the Behavioral Health Network for ViaHealth, Rochester, NY. Levy will continue to serve as chief-in-Psychiatry and director of the Genesee Mental Health Center and chief of psychiatry at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Newark, NY.Alan R. Zwerner, M.D., was named senior vice president and chief medical officer at Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Health Net. Zwerner previously had served as president and chief executive officer of The Medical Quality Commission in Seal Beach, Calif.Jeffrey P. Dunlap was named senior vice president for systems services at OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio. Dunlap previously was managing senior vice president at Management Science Associates, Kansas City, Mo.
Medical directorsMilton Hammerly, M.D., was named medical director of complementary/alternative medicine for Centura Health, Englewood, Colorado. Hammerly established an integrative medicine practice combining conventional Western medicine with medically supervised CAM therapies in January, 1996.Jeffrey A. Ross, M.D., was named Aetna U.S. Healthcare's network medical director for the company's Northeast, Northwest and Central Ohio networks. Ross has maintained a private internal medicine practice in Cleveland since 1988 and most recently has served as an active staff member at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Meridia Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland.Andrew J. Seter, M.D., has been named medical director of employee health services at Covenant Healthcare, Milwaukee. He is currently the CEO and medical director of Work Injury Care Center, Milwaukee, an independent occupational medicine program.
Department headsVerdi J. DiSesa, M.D., was named chair of the department of cardiovascular-thoracic surgery at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago. DiSesa was also named co-director (surgical) of the Rush Heart Institute and professor of surgery and internal medicine at Rush Medical College.