Richard Satcher has been named president and CEO of Largo (Fla.) Medical Center. Satcher, 52, replaces Thomas Herron, who was recently promoted to president and CEO of Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Satcher had been CEO of St. Petersburg (Fla.) General Hospital. Both are HCA facilities. ... Beryl Ramsey has been named CEO of Summit Hospital, Baton Rouge, La. She replaces Robert Jernigan, who pursued other management opportunities within the facility's parent company, Ardent Health Services, Nashville. Ramsey, 47, had been vice president of development and acquisitions for Houston-based Medistar Corp., which specializes in the design and construction of hospitals and medical office buildings. ... Kevin Tracey, 48, has been promoted to director and CEO of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, N.Y., a unit of North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. He succeeds Nicholas Chiorazzi, who served for six years as Feinstein's first CEO. Chiorazzi, a leading scientist in the field of chronic lymphocytic leukemia research, stepped down Dec. 31, 2005, to concentrate full-time on research. Tracey had been Feinstein's COO.
The former CEO of Anthem, the Indianapolis-based predecessor of WellPoint, has resigned from WellPoint's board of directors. L. Ben Lytle, 59, stepped down from the CEO post at Anthem in 1999 but stayed on the board through the 2004 acquisition of WellPoint Health Networks. Lytle left the board to devote more time to his role as CEO of Axia Health Management, Tempe, Ariz., Anthem officials say. Lytle joined the company in 1977. He was Anthem's chairman until 2003 and has since been the company's chairman emeritus.