The American Medical Association named Marietta Parenti as its new senior vice president and chief marketing officer. Previously, Parenti was the vice president of marketing and public relations at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, a news release said. Her age was not available at deadline. She replaces Gary Epstein who left earlier this year to become CEO for ReachMD, an XM satellite radio station for healthcare professionals.
On the Move
HCA, Nashville, said it hired Stephen Corbeil as president of its Midwest division in Kansas City, Mo. Corbeil, 47, replaces Bryan Rogers, who recently became president of the companys Far West division. Corbeil worked for Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, since 2000, most recently as senior vice president of operations for the companys Central Northeast region and its outpatient division, based in St. Louis. Dane Peterson was named COO for the Emory Crawford Long Hospital, Atlanta, effective Dec. 12. He replaces Albert Blackwelder who will become COO for Wesley Woods Center of Emory University, Atlanta, Emory officials said. Peterson, 41, holds an MBA from Stanford University and served previously as interim COO for Medical City Dallas Hospital. Jeffrey Flaks was named executive vice president and COO of Hartford (Conn.) Hospital. Flaks, 37, had been filling the role on an interim basis since July when Kevin Hannifan left to pursue other opportunities, according to a spokesman. Prior to moving to the interim position, Flaks had served as executive vice president and COO at parent Hartford Healthcare Corp.s MidState Medical Center in Meriden, Conn. In 2001, he was named an Up & Comer by Modern Healthcare. Donna Hyland, 47, will take over as CEO of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta, replacing James Tally, 65, who announced he will retire in 2008. Hyland will continue as COO until the retirement is effective next year.
Cheryl Johnson, president of the United American Nurses, died Oct. 28 after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm, the union said in a written statement. She was 57. Johnson was the first president of the Silver Spring, Md.-based union, which was formed in 1999. She was also president of the Michigan Nurses Association. Johnson worked 37 years as a critical-care nurse with the University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, the union said. In 2004, Johnson ranked No. 56 on Modern Healthcares list of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare.
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