Catholic Healthcare Partners, Cincinnati, named James Gravell Jr., 58, as its senior vice president and CFO effective Jan. 1. William Shuttleworth, who will retire from the position at the end of the first quarter, is working with Gravell during the transition. Gravell will report to A. David Jimenez, executive vice president and COO. Gravell most recently was interim CEO at Community Mercy Health Partners, Springfield, Ohio, a member of 28-hospital Catholic Healthcare Partners. University of California at Irvine named physician David Bailey as its vice chancellor of health affairs, a new position created in response to the closure of UC-Irvine Medical Centers scandal-plagued liver transplant program. Bailey, 61, is currently interim vice chancellor for health sciences and interim dean at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. In his new position, which becomes effective April 1, Bailey will be in charge of restructuring the independent management of UC-Irvines hospital and medical school under a single umbrella. He also will serve as dean of the medical school, replacing Thomas Cesario, one of several high-ranking administrators who resigned after a federal investigation found serious problems with the 12-year-old liver transplant program. Banner Health, Phoenix, named Jim Ferando its new Western region president. Ferando, 54, replaces Daniel Snyder, who resigned in June 2006 to become group COO of Singapore-based hospital company Parkway Holdings. Ferando was previously vice president of regional operations, construction and real estate for Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque. In his new position, Ferando will oversee operations for all of Banners 11 hospitals outside of Arizona, as well as projects under development in those areas. Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, said Doug Doris has been named CEO of Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford, N.C., effective Jan. 1. Doris, 55, has been interim CEO of the hospital since the summer. Prior to moving to Central Carolina, Doris worked in St. Louis for 14 years at hospitals that used to be owned by Tenet. Joseph Frolkis, a physician, will become president and CEO of New Milford (Conn.) Hospital on Jan. 30, succeeding Richard Pugh, who is retiring after 28 years with the hospital. Frolkis, 58, is currently the hospitals vice president for medical affairs and director of preventive cardiology. He joined New Milford in 2005 from University Hospitals of Cleveland where he directed the center for cardiovascular disease reduction and was chief of the division of general internal medicine, geriatrics and healthcare research. Susan Iovino, 51, currently vice president of patient-care services and chief nursing officer, was named to the newly created position of executive vice president and COO, also effective Jan. 30. Ellen Guarnieri was named CEO of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton (N.J.), and took over the reins of the facility Jan. 1. Guarnieri, 51, who has logged more than two decades worth of experience in hospital administration, replaces Christy Stephenson, who stepped down at the end of 2006.
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Bruce Rendina, former chairman, CEO and president of Rendina Cos., Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., died last month after a 17-month battle with brain cancer. He was 52. Founded by him in 1998, the Rendina Cos. grew to become the nations largest full-serve medical real estate development firm, according to company officials in an obituary posted on its Web site. Also, Rendina in 1987 co-founded with Donald Sands a medical real estate development company that pioneered the concept of sharing ownership with physicians in the development of medical office properties. He is survived by his wife of 28 years and three sons.
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