* The American Health Care Association says Hal Daub has stepped down as president and CEO of the long-term-care trade association and has been replaced on an acting basis by its legislative counsel, Bruce Yarwood.
As first reported by Modern Healthcare, three large publicly traded nursing-home chains recently told the association they planned to end their membership in the AHCA and focus their federal lobbying efforts through the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care (Aug. 22, p. 8). A fourth company subsequently joined them. The companies' dissastisfaction stemmed from Daub's reaction to the CMS' decision to cut nursing homes' Medicare payments starting Jan. 1, 2006. He suggested that the AHCA had achieved most of its legislative goals.
A spokesman for the alliance said the leadership change at the AHCA doesn't alter the alliance members' plans. AHCA Chairman Steve Chies says Daub's departure reflected the collective desire of the association's members.
The AHCA also said it would create a new senior management position, COO, to be filled on an acting basis by Jennifer Shimer, the association's senior vice president for business development and communications.
Daub, a former Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a lawyer for Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin in Omaha, Neb., took over leadership of the AHCA in July 2004.
* Novi, Mich.-based Trinity Health has promoted Edward Chadwick to CFO. Chadwick, 46, will maintain his previous title of senior vice president.
Trinity, a Roman Catholic system that owns and manages 45 hospitals in seven states, also announced a new position for Chadwick's CFO predecessor, James Peppiatt-Combes, 67, who will now serve as the system's chief development officer.
Chadwick joined a Trinity predecessor 17 years ago, serving a number of financial positions, including a stint as CFO for St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (Mich.).
* Robert Chason said he will retire as CEO of UC Davis Medical Center in April 2006, capping an 11-year career with the Sacramento, Calif.-based teaching hospital.
Chason, 62, served as UC Davis' COO for eight years before being named CEO in February 2002. Under his leadership, the 526-bed hospital restructured its operations and undertook a major expansion project. A national search has been launched for Chason's successor.