MedCath Corp., Charlotte, N.C., said it has hired a new general counsel and also an executive to be in charge of its quality and compliance efforts. Blair Todt was named the companys vice president and general counsel. Todt was associate general counsel at consulting firm BearingPoint, McLean, Va., where he focused on the healthcare and public service practice groups. Kevin Andrews will fill the newly created position of vice president of quality and clinical process improvement. For the past four years, Andrews has been director of quality management and performance improvement for the acute-care hospital division of Universal Health Services, King of Prussia, Pa. Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, Ill., hired Michael Wright to fill its newly created position of chief operating officer, effective April 16. Wright, 58, previously was vice president of operations at WakeMed Raleigh (N.C.) Campus, part of WakeMed Health & Hospitals. St. Joseph is one of six hospitals in the Mokena, Ill.-based Provena system.
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New officers have been appointed to PharMerica Corp., an independent, publicly traded company formed by the respective institutional pharmacy businesses of AmerisourceBergen Corp. and Kindred Healthcare. The new officers and their titles include: Michael Culotta, chief financial officer; Janice Rutkowski, chief clinical officer; and Anthony Hernandez, vice president of human resources. The new companys headquarters will be in Louisville, Ky., with major customer support in Tampa, Fla. In their announcement, the founding companies noted that the closing date for the transaction will be pushed back a month, from June 30 to July 31, to allow additional time for the new companys registration statement to be declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, and to allow enough time for the statement to be sent to prospective shareholders. AmerisourceBergen is a global pharmaceutical services company serving Canada, the U.S. and selected global markets. Kindred Healthcare is a Fortune 500 healthcare service company based in Louisville with annualized revenue of $4.5 billion that provides services in approximately 600 locations in 38 states.
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