* Charles Hart has been named the first president and CEO of Regional Health, Rapid City, S.D., the newly created parent organization of Rapid City Regional Hospital and 40 other healthcare facilities throughout western South Dakota, eastern Wyoming and the panhandle of Nebraska.
The system also adopted its bylaws and articles of incorporation last week. Hart, 54, a physician who started on the hospital's medical staff in 1983, has been interim president and co-CEO of Rapid City Regional since July 2003 and will stay on there until a replacement is named.
* Harold Daub Jr., a former mayor of Omaha, Neb., and four-term GOP congressman from Nebraska, as well as current chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board, has been selected to serve as the new president and CEO of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living, Washington.
The groups represent more than 10,000 assisted-living, nursing facility, developmentally disabled and subacute-care providers.
Currently a partner with the Kansas City, Mo.-based international law firm of Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin, Daub, 63, replaces Charles Roadman, who came to the AHCA/NCAL in 1999 after serving nearly 30 years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force.
Daub will remain chairman of the Social Security panel.