St. Joseph Health System in Orange, Calif., has named Deborah Proctor, 52, to replace outgoing President and CEO Richard Statuto. Statuto has been named CEO of Bon Secours Health System, Marriottsville, Md. (Nov. 15, p. 8). Proctor had been chief administrative officer for Ascension Health, St. Louis. She previously worked for 14-hospital St. Joseph from 1976 to 1990 as a nurse and in a variety of management jobs. ... Julia Hunter Jones, 42, vice president of DeKalb (Ga.) Medical Center, has been named administrator of DeKalb Medical Center at Hillandale, a new hospital opening in 2005 in Lithonia, Ga. Jones has been overseeing strategic planning for the development of the facility. ... Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Ind., has named Cameron Gilbert its new president and CEO. Gilbert, 38, who had been CEO of Starke Memorial Hospital in Knox, Ind., replaces Timothy Jarm, who left to become president of Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Ky. ... J. Peter Selman, 35, has been named president of Baptist Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Ala., and Baptist DeKalb Medical Center in Fort Payne, Ala. Both are part of Birmingham, Ala.-based Baptist Health System. He replaces Barry Cochran, who left to become president at Cullman (Ala.) Regional Medical Center, another Baptist facility. Selman has been CEO of Appling Healthcare System, Baxley, Ga. ... John Brandecker, 47, has been named vice president of University of Chicago Hospitals and director of University of Chicago Children's Hospital, replacing David Szandzik. He had served as associate executive director of finance and CFO for Schneider Children's Hospital of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, New Hyde Park, N.Y. ... Judy Tatman has been named chief nurse executive of St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, Ark., replacing Karen Strathman. Tatman had served as chief nurse executive of Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, Ore. ... Todd Steward, 37, has been named president and CEO of Denver-based HealthOne's North Suburban Medical Center, Thornton, Colo. He had served as COO of Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington, La. Steward replaces Peggy Cain, who retired. ... Kenner (La.) Regional Medical Center promoted Paolo Zambito to CEO. Zambito was COO of the 203-bed hospital, which is owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp. He replaces Deborah Keel, who left the suburban New Orleans hospital to become vice president of regional operations for Tenet's California hospitals. ... Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Houston, has elected James Montague its new board chairman. He is a longtime system board member and served in the chairman's post from 1999 to 2001. ... Kevin Kroeker, 45, has been elected chairman of Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center, Los Angeles. He serves as partner at K&R Law Group, Los Angeles. Kroeker replaces Michael Horner, president of Tom Sawyer Camps, Pasadena, Calif. ... Fritz Fahrenbacher has been named CEO of Community Hospital, Watervliet, Mich. He had served as interim CEO since May. ... Norman Stephens, 50, has been named CEO of Valley Hospital, Palmer, Ark. He had served as CEO of Pampa (Texas) Regional Medical Center. Stephens replaces George Larson. ... Bill Brown, 52, has been named COO of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Russellville, Ark. He also serves as administrator of Millard-Henry Clinic, Russellville. Brown replaces Bill Sparks, who resigned.
Marilyn Bowcutt has been named president of the 4,000-member American Organization of Nurse Executives, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association. Bowcutt, vice president of patient-care services at University Health Care System in Augusta, Ga., will take the reins on Jan. 1, 2005, from Karen Haase-Herrick, executive director of the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives. Kathleen Sanford, vice president of nursing services and administrator of Harrison Memorial Hospital, Bremerton, Wash., becomes the association's president-elect.
Dara Corrigan, who resigned as acting principal deputy inspector general at HHS in October, has become a partner at the international law firm Arnold & Porter and will co-head its pharmaceutical and medical-device practice. She will be based in Washington. Corrigan, 39, led HHS' inspector general's office from the June 2003 resignation of Janet Rehnquist until this past July, when Daniel Levinson, then inspector general for the General Services Administration, was named acting inspector general. The Senate is expected to confirm Levinson early next year. Corrigan is credited with helping to restore morale after a period of internal managerial strife and high turnover under Rehnquist.