Timothy Sughrue has been named president and CEO of Rapid City (S.D.) Regional Hospital, the flagship facility of Regional Health. Sughrue had been COO and served as co-CEO of Rapid City Regional along with Charles Hart, president and CEO of the system. ... Sandra Iberger, 36, has joined NYU Hospitals Center as vice president of hospital operations. She comes to NYU Medical Center from Continuum Health Partners, where she was assistant vice president of administration and corporate project leader. She is also a major in the 105th Medical Squadron of the National Guard as is the squadron's health services administrator. ... Judy Spinella has been named president and CEO of Gunnison Valley Hospital, Gunnison, Colo. Spinella, 56, who had been vice president of operations at Methodist Hospital, Houston, replaces Robert Austin, who left to become director of business development at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo.
Frank Colantuono will step down as president and CEO of Independent Health, Buffalo, N.Y., after 20 years in the post. Colantuono, 55, was one of the company's founders and will continue to serve on its board. During his tenure, the health plan grew from 11 employees serving 2,800 members in two counties to a company with more than 900 employees providing health benefits and other services to more than 385,000 members throughout the U.S.