Damian Dell'Anno became CEO of Harborside Healthcare Corp., a long-term-care company based in Boston, effective June 1. Dell'Anno, 45, is replacing Stephen Guillard, who will become an executive vice president of Toledo, Ohio-based nursing-home chain Manor Care, after working for 17 years as Harborside's CEO. Dell'Anno worked under Guillard when he started serving as Harborside's president and COO in August 2001. Dell'Anno won't hire someone to immediately fill the president and COO roles, but he will consider it in the fall. Dell'Anno expects Harborside to add to its 45 nursing homes and expand its home-health and hospice services.
John McWhorter III has been named president of Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, and senior vice president of Baylor Health Care System. In addition to Baylor University Medical Center, McWhorter will oversee Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation, Our Children's House at Baylor and Baylor Specialty Hospital. McWhorter has served as interim president of Baylor Dallas and was the facility's COO. McWhorter replaces Tim Parris, who resigned in March.
John Finan Jr., president and CEO of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Baton Rouge, La., and Arthur Ushijima, president and CEO of Queen's Medical Center, Honolulu, were elected to three-year terms on the VHA board of directors at the hospital alliance's annual leadership meeting last month in Atlanta. Concluding their terms on the board were Michelle Halyard of the department of radiation oncology, Mayo Foundation, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Ron Rees, president and CEO of Halifax Community Health System, Port Orange, Fla.; and Jim Varnum, president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance, Lebanon, N.H.
Elizabeth Fowler has resigned as top health aide to Montana Sen. Max Baucus3/4the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee3/4and will join the Washington-based Health Policy Alternatives consulting firm on June 20. Fowler, 38, played a major role in the development of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003.