George Graham, president and CEO of Torrance (Calif.) Memorial Medical Center, is retiring. Graham, 73, will be replaced by Craig Leach, 50, the facility's COO. Graham will keep a seat on the boards of the hospital and its foundation. ... Chris Noland has been named CEO of Tri-State Memorial Hospital, Clarkston, Wash. Noland, 43, had been CEO of Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Ind. Noland replaces Joseph Lillard, who retired after 16 years in the post. ... MedStar Health in Columbia, Md., appointed Catherine Szenczy senior vice president and CIO. Szenczy, 53, replaces B. Alton Bradley, who retired. Most recently, Szenczy was CIO of St. Francis Care in Hartford, Conn. ... SynergyHealth, West Bend, Wis., named Gregory Banaszynski to replace outgoing president and CEO John Reiling. Banaszynski, 51, president and CEO of Fort Atkinson, Wis.-based Fort HealthCare since 2001, will make the move to SynergyHealth on Feb. 1. Reiling will step down Jan. 31, when his employment contract ends, according to SynergyHealth, which owns 103-bed St. Joseph's Community Hospital of West Bend. ... Sister Christine Reyelt was appointed vice president of mission services for St. Joseph's Healthcare System in Paterson, N.J. Reyelt, 60, succeeds Sister Lawrence Mahon, who held the post for two years. Reyelt had been medical director of St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center's Comprehensive Care Center for HIV/AIDS Services, a position she held for 18 years. ... Rosemary O'Rourke has been named executive director of Riverside Care, the outpatient affiliate of Eagleville (Pa.) Hospital. O'Rourke, 60, replaces Charles Beem, who became executive director of adult services at the Caron Foundation, Wernersville, Pa. O'Rourke most recently served as CEO of Triad Health Management, Washington. ... Kamille Wright has been named COO of the troubled Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. She has been an administrator at Kings County Hospital Center in New York. King/Drew faces an inspection next month by the CMS. If it doesn't pass, the hospital could lose $200 million in federal funds, possibly forcing it to close.
Andrew Eckert was named president and CEO of Eclipsys Corp. in Boca Raton, Fla. Eckert, 44, replaces Eugene Fife, who will continue as chairman. Most recently, Eckert was CEO of SumTotal Systems, Mountain View, Calif. ... Vincent Estrada has been named to the new position of senior vice president and CFO of the emergency services and technology firm VisICU, Baltimore. Estrada, 40, was most recently vice president of business development for McKesson Corp.
Patrick Magoon was elected chairman of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions and the National Association of Children's Hospitals in Alexandria, Va. Magoon, 52, president and CEO of Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, will serve a two-year term.