Web Golinkin, president and CEO of Houston-based RediClinic, was elected president of the Convenient Care Association, an organization representing small healthcare facilities located inside drug stores or other retail outlets. The elections were held at the organizations annual meeting held earlier this month in Washington. Golinkin, 56, is a founder of the organization and served as its first treasurer. He replaces Hal Rosenbluth, 55, chairman of Take Care Health Systems, a Conshohocken, Pa.-based wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreen Co.
On the Move
Louisiana voters on Oct. 20 elected U.S. Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) to succeed Democratic Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who did not run. Jindal, 36, was elected to represent Louisianas 1st Congressional District in 2004 and re-elected to a second term last year. Graduating from Brown University at the age of 20, Jindal was named secretary of Louisianas Department of Health and Hospitals when he was 24. Jindal also served as executive director of the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare and as assistant secretary of HHS under President Bush. He was named a Modern Healthcare Up & Comer in 1997. Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty removed Gregg Pane, a former executive at Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, from the top post at the citys Health Department and named Carlos Cano, a psychiatrist and family therapist, as its interim director. A search is under way to find a permanent replacement. Their ages were not available at deadline. Marilyn Moon, a healthcare economist and one-time public trustee for the Medicare and Social Security trust funds, was tapped as chairwoman of the Maryland Health Care Commission, an independent regulatory agency. Along with Moon, 60, Gov. Martin OMalley appointed five other Marylanders to the 15-member commission, including Barbara McLean, 58, who most recently served as a senior policy fellow at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and also previously served as the commissions executive director.
Catholic Health East, Newtown Square, Pa., named John Capasso, 51, president and CEO of a newly created long-term, post-acute and continuing-care division, the Continuing Care Management Services Network. The appointment is effective immediately. Capasso was previously president and CEO of Catholic Health Easts St. Joseph of the Pines Health System, a senior living and health services provider in Southern Pines, N.C. He will oversee St. Joseph of the Pines; Mercy Medical, Daphne, Ala.; and John Knox Village, Tampa Fla.; and other non-acute-care operations, said Scott Share, a spokesman for the 23-hospital system.
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