The American Hospital Association, Chicago, named eight healthcare executives to its board of trustees for three-year terms starting Jan. 1, 2008. The newly appointed members to the 28-person board are: Mark Adams, 54, a surgeon and chief of
the medical staff at Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton, Wash.; Mary Blunt, president, Sentara Life Care Corp. & Rehabilitation, Norfolk, Va.; and Raymond Grady, president of Evanston (Ill.) Hospital.
Also named are: Crystal Haynes, 50, CEO of St. Louis University Hospital; J. Thomas Jones, president and CEO of West Virginia United Health System, Fairmont, W.Va.; Michael Madden, 63, vice president of advocacy and development for Providence Health & Services, Seattle; Glenn Steele Jr., 63, president and CEO of the Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.; and Phyllis Wingate-Jones, 53 senior vice president for Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, Charlotte, N.C. Jones The ages for the remaining executives were not available at deadline.
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, named Donna Sollenberger to lead its first college-owned hospital, which is scheduled to open in 2010. Sollenbergerwhom Modern Healthcare named as one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare earlier this yearis the president and CEO of the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison. The hospital is part of UW Health, an academic health system. Sollenberger, 58, will leave her post at UW, where she has worked since 1999, to become executive vice president at the Baylor College of Medicine and CEO at the new Baylor Clinic and Hospital on Oct. 22. The college broke ground on the facilityan integrated system with electronic medical recordsin May on a 35-acre piece of land.