D. McWilliams Kessler was named president and CEO of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, effective July 16. He succeeds Joseph Corcoran, 64, who recently retired after serving as president and CEO for 13 years. Kessler, 54, most recently was president and CEO of the New Jersey-based charity Henry H. Kessler Foundation, where he worked from 2002 to 2006. Doctors Medical Center, San Pablo, Calif., named Joe Stewart, 66, to succeed turnaround consultant Timothy Weis, 48, as interim CEO, effective immediately. Weis, a managing director with Chicago-based Huron Consulting Group, was tapped as interim chief executive after CEO Irwin Hansen resigned in April. Stewart was recently president and CEO of the Butler (Pa.) Health System. The medical center, which is owned by the West Contra Costa Healthcare District, filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy in late 2006. John Maher, president and CEO of St. Vincents HealthCare, Jacksonville, Fla., has retired. Scott Whalen, 54, executive vice president and COO of two-hospital St. Vincents, has been tapped to act as interim president and CEO, the health system said. Maher, 57, will stay on as senior adviser for nine months as St. Vincent takes over operation of St. Lukes Hospital, also
in Jacksonville, which it purchased in June 2006 from the Mayo Clinic. Greg Simone began his tenure as president and CEO for WellStar Health Systems on June 18. Simone, 60, was selected by the Marietta, Ga.-based systems trustees following a six-month search to replace former CEO
Robert Lipson, who died in a motorcycle accident last November. CFO Marsha Burke served as interim president and CEO during the search. Simone, a cardiologist, was president and CEO of the WellStar physicians practice Cardiovascular Medicine in Marietta before taking over his current post. Simone is a former WellStar board member. Larry Warren, a longtime hospital and health system administrator, has been named CEO of Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Warren, 60, who is scheduled to take the reins Aug. 1, had been the interim chief executive since Sherman McCoy, who retired last August after holding that spot for about a decade. Warren is the former CEO of the University of Michigan Hospitals. Houston-based Childrens Memorial Hermann Hospital named Jody Graham as its new COO, effective immediately. Graham, 38, succeeded Craig Cordola, who was promoted to CEO in August 2006. For the past two years, Graham served as director of hospital information systems at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Elizabeth Aderholdt, 49, has been named president of Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Mich. Aderholdt, whose appointment is effective July 30, comes to Genesys from St. Marys Health Center in Jefferson City, Mo., where she was president since 2003. The position at Genesys has been vacant since Mark Taylor, 55, moved up to Genesys Health System as president and CEO. ... Board members at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge, Mass., have selected Edward Moore as the hospitals new president and CEO. Moore, currently COO of MetroWest Medical Centers Leonard Morse campus in Natick, Mass., will take over the post on July 30 from Richard Mangion, who will retire after more than 30 years of service. A Harrington spokesman declined to provide the ages of Moore or Mangion.