Timothy Moran has been named president of Methodist Hospital of Sacramento (Calif.), part of Catholic Healthcare West, San Francisco. He replaces Denny Powell, who left in June to become president of another CHW hospital in Sacramento, Mercy General Hospital. ... J. Donald Schumacher, 52, has been named president of the National Hospice Foundation, an executive position. He replaces Norton Garfinkle, who becomes president of the foundation's board of trustees. Schumacher remains president and CEO of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Both organizations are based in Alexandria, Va., and are working to coordinate their missions and messages. ... Oak Brook, Ill.-based Advocate Health Care appointed David Fox CEO of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill. Fox, 52, takes the reins from William Santulli, who was named executive vice president and COO of parent Advocate Health Care last month. ... Jeffrey Peterson has been promoted to president and CEO of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, part of Mercy Health Partners. He had been COO. ... Bob Edwards Jr., 50, is the new CEO of Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth, Kan. He replaces Kerry Noble, who left to relocate closer to his family. ... Tenet Healthcare Corp., Santa Barbara, Calif., has promoted Anthony Austin, 45, to executive vice president of human resources for the 114-hospital chain, replacing Alan Ewalt, who is retiring later this year. ... William Barrett Jr., 50, has ended a long military healthcare career and joined six-hospital Baptist Health Care, Pensacola, Fla., in the new position of vice president of corporate services. Among his many experiences with the Army was devising a plan for responding to a terrorist attack at the Pentagon, years before the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the building. He also was the Army surgeon general's representative during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
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