* Christopher Durovich will leave the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to oversee an upcoming growth spurt at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, as it looks to tackle the growing north Texas suburbs.
Durovich, 45, has been named president and CEO at 248-bed Children's less than three years after becoming vice president of hospital and clinical operations at M.D. Anderson in Houston.
"I've had an opportunity to learn about the collection of diseases that we call cancer," Durovich said. "And (working at M.D. Anderson) gave me an opportunity to do some creative things to tap into the potential of our employees."
At Children's, he succeeds George Farr, who will be president of Children's Medical Center Foundation. Farr has been at Children's for 25 years, 17 of those as CEO.
The hospital is embarking on a $150 million fund-raising campaign for a planned expansion. A 132-bed patient tower on the main campus will open next year.
* Dan Wilford, 62, the former president and CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, was released from the hospital last week after a traffic accident in Laurel, Miss., that killed his wife, Anne Wilford, also 62.
Wilford originally was admitted to Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, Miss., before being transferred to Memorial Hermann Southwest, Houston. Anne Wilford is survived by two children and five grandchildren.
The executive retired from Memorial Hermann in November after 18 years in the top post. Daniel Wolterman, a senior vice president, succeeded Wilford.