Veteran hospital administrator Stephen Tullman has been named CEO of Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s USC University Hospital and USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, both in Los Angeles. Tullman, 51, replaces Paul Viviano, 49, who resigned to join Alliance Imaging, Anaheim, Calif., as its president and COO. Previously, Tullman was CEO of two other Tenet-owned facilities in Los Angeles, 156-bed Century City Hospital and 150-bed Midway Hospital Medical Center. Ron Stern, former CEO of Palmetto General Hospital, Hialeah, Fla., has replaced Tullman as chief of the Century City and Midway facilities. ... Alan Yuspeh, 53, senior vice president of ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility at Nashville-based HCA, has been named president of the Health Care Compliance Association. Yuspeh is generally credited with turning around the company's corporate compliance efforts after the 1997 FBI raids and leadership changes that led to more than $1.5 billion in criminal and civil settlements. ... Joseph Peluso, 53, president and CEO of two-hospital Westmoreland Health System, Greensburg, Pa., left after 17 years with the two-hospital system in January. "Regrettably it has been determined that new leadership is required in these demanding times," board Chairman David Gallatin said. Scott Mason of SKM Enterprises was appointed interim president. ... John Polanowicz, 40, has been promoted to president and CEO of UMass Marlborough (Mass.) Hospital, effective in March. He replaces Annette Leahy, who left in October 2002 for a position at Southhampton (N.Y.) Hospital. Polanowicz has been vice president of operations at affiliated UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, since 1998. ... D. Rob Mackenzie, 49, has been appointed president and CEO of Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, N.Y., replacing Bonnie Howell, 55, who last May announced her intention to retire after 23 years at the facility.
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