David Dunlap, 59, has been named president and CEO of three-hospital Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Charleston, S.C. The system changed its name from CareAlliance Health Services in May. Dunlap replaces Edward Berdick, who helped form the system in 1997 through the merger of Roper and Bon Secours St. Francis hospitals. Berdick said he accomplished his goals within the system and was seeking new challenges. Dunlap had been CEO of Memorial Medical Center, New Orleans. ... Catholic Health East, Newtown Square, Pa., named Peter DeAngelis, 45, currently senior vice president and CFO at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, as its CFO and executive vice president. DeAngelis will replace C. Kent Russell, 58, who is planning to retire in July. CHE owns 31 hospitals and 46 nursing homes. ... Richard Statuto, president and CEO of St. Joseph Health System, Orange, Calif., became chairman of the Catholic Health Association board of trustees during the association's annual meeting in Orlando, earlier this month. Statuto, 46, who oversees 10 hospitals in California, succeeds Sister Patricia Eck, CEO of Bon Secours Health System, Marriottsville, Md. Eck became the speaker of the CHA's membership assembly. ... Debra Standridge, interim president of St. Francis Hospital, Milwaukee, won the job on a permanent basis. Standridge, 48, had become interim chief since February when Dan Bonk assumed leadership of St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Milwaukee. Both facilities are part of Covenant Healthcare System, owned by Wheaton (Ill.) Franciscan Services. ... Ben Leedle Jr., 42, will replace Thomas Cigarran as CEO of American Healthways, Nashville, in September. Cigarran, who has been planning to step down as CEO for two years, will remain chairman of the disease-management company. Leedle, an 18-year employee, will retain his title as president, but the company will look to fill his position as COO. ... Thomas Rasmusson has been tapped as president and CEO of Avera Queen of Peace Health Services, Mitchell, S.D., as of July 7. Rasmusson, 57, had been vice president of professional services at Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital since 1995. At Avera, he succeeds Ron Jacobson, who moved to Aberdeen, S.D., to become president and CEO of Avera St. Luke's Hospital.
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