Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, selected Daniel Wolterman, its current senior vice president, to succeed retiring President and CEO Dan Wilford. Wolterman, 46, has been senior vice president for four years, overseeing management of seven of Memorial Hermann's 11 hospitals, as well as two long-term acute-care facilities. He will start the new job Nov. 1. Wilford, 62, is retiring after leading Memorial Hermann and a predecessor system for 18 years. The board of directors conducted a national search for Wilford's replacement before selecting Wolterman because of his "strong relationships with our board members, medical staff, employees and communities," board Chairman A.T. Blackshear Jr. said in a written statement.
In other executive news, Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, Philadelphia, said its longtime president and CEO, Martin Goldsmith, 55, is retiring after 28 years at the system and its flagship, Albert Einstein Medical Center. Goldsmith will remain at Einstein until a replacement is found. Goldsmith told the Philadelphia Inquirer he was still working on plans for the future. "Quite frankly, in this job, you don't have the time to think much about developing other interests until you retire," the newspaper quoted him as saying. -- Patrick Reilly