* Colene Daniel was named president and CEO of Greater Southeast Community and Hadley Memorial hospitals, Washington, according to the Baltimore Business Journal. The hospitals are owned by Doctors Community Healthcare, Scottsdale, Ariz. Daniel resigned Nov. 18 as CEO at Maryland General Hospital after 15 months on the job.
Greater Southeast has struggled with quality-of-care issues and in 2003 temporarily lost accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Maryland General hired Daniel, a Washington-based healthcare consultant, after laboratory mix-ups led to the resignation of key hospital executives.
* Dale Collins resigned as president and CEO of four-hospital Baptist Health System of East Tennessee, Knoxville, effective immediately. Greg Harb, COO and executive vice president, will replace Collins on an interim basis while a national search is conducted. Collins, 59, cited the pressures of the job and ongoing issues in healthcare as the main reasons for his resignation. "I've been doing it for 35 years and that's enough," Collins said.
* David Williams was named CEO of two-campus, 540-bed Henrico Doctors' Hospital, Richmond, Va., effective Jan. 1, by HCA, Nashville. Williams replaces Patrick Farrell, who will become president of HCA's new Richmond division. Williams, 46, has worked for HCA since 1987, most recently as a CEO since 2001 at the company's Regional Medical Center-Bayonet Point, Hudson, Fla.