Centura Health, Englewood, Colo., named Gregory Burfitt, 56, to succeed Joseph Swedish as president and chief executive officer. Burfitt leaves his job as chief operating officer for Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va., to head 12-hospital Centura in mid-November. Burfitt joined five-hospital Inova in August 2004, a Centura spokeswoman said. He previously held executive positions at hospitals within two for-profit health systems, HCA and Tenet Healthcare Corp. and became senior vice president for Tenet's 20-hospital southern states region in 1999. Swedish resigned to become the second president and CEO of Trinity Health, Novi, Mich., on Jan. 1. Centura's interim CEO, Jay Picerno, will continue as COO and executive vice president, jobs he held prior to and during his post as temporary head of the health system. -- by Melanie Evans
Colo. system names new CEO
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