The Medical Group Management Association, Englewood, Colo., named Anders Gilberg to the newly created position of vice president for public and private economic affairs. Most recently, he worked as the assistant director of federal affairs for the American Medical Association. Gilberg, 38, also previously worked at the MGMAs government affairs department as a congressional liaison. John Thorner was appointed to the new position of executive vice president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, a 41,000-member organization based in Park Ridge, Ill. He starts Jan. 7, 2008. Thorner, 56, is an attorney and former journalist and most recently was the executive director of the National Recreation and Park Association, Ashburn, Va. The University HealthSystem Consortium named Thomas Kiser, 48, general counsel. Kiser, a former registered nurse, joins the consortium from the Chicago law firm of Shefsky & Froelich, where he served as senior counsel in the healthcare and litigation departments, according to the consortium.
On the Move
Joseph Scott is leaving Broward General Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he is CEO, to serve as president and CEO of three-hospital LibertyHealth System in Jersey City, N.J. Scott, 52, replaces Jonathan Metsch who resigned in 2006. Shortly after Metschs departure, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services ordered the system to review and reassess its financial performance. Scott has been an administrator with Broward Health since 1986 and is expected to begin at LibertyHealth in January. E. Stephen Kirby, who has been at various times LibertyHealths COO and CFO, has served as interim president and CEO since 2006. Kirby has agreed to serve in that role through the transition, but his future after that is unclear, a spokesman said. The Cleveland Clinic named Mark Low managing director of its Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center, a $250 million research and product development consortium that includes five universities, 16 companies and a community development corporation. Low, 55, is responsible for launching the effort and establishing its technology and product portfolio. Low most recently was a medical-device marketing consultant living in Woodinville, Wash. St. Lukes Hospital, Maumee, Ohio, named Daniel Wakeman president and CEO. Wakeman, 52, has been president and CEO at Mercy Memorial Hospital System, Monroe, Mich., since 2003 and will take over at St. Lukes in early 2008 from Frank Bartell III, who is retiring at year-end. Rick Wright was named CEO of Adventist La Grange (Ill.) Memorial Hospital, effective Dec. 17. Wright, 51, is senior vice president at Gordon Hospital, an Adventist Health System facility in Calhoun, Ga. At La Grange Memorial, Wright replaces Timothy Cook, who became president and CEO of Adventists Florida Hospital Heartland Division in October. St. Josephs Hospital, Atlanta, named Paul Johnson COO, a newly created position, the hospital said. Johnson, 50, who also is a board member of the hospitals Heart and Vascular Institute, served previously as executive vice president for operations for the Marietta, Ga.-based WellStar Health System, and as president and CEO of WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga. Mike Schatzlein was named CEO of Lutheran Health Network, Fort Wayne, Ind. Schatzlein, 57, has been a vice president and COO at the system as well as CEO of its Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. His appointment late last month was effective immediately, though he will retain leadership of Dupont. He replaces Thomas Miller, 49, who left in July to become a division president for parent Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn., overseeing hospitals in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
Devicemaker St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, Minn., selected Barbara Hill to join its board. Hill, a 30-year healthcare-industry veteran, is currently CEO, president and board member for the managed behavioral health company ValueOptions. Her previous posts include president of the pharmacy benefit management company Express Scripts and CEO and chairwoman of Woodhaven Health Services, a privately owned institutional pharmacy. ... Douglas Percy joined revenue cycle management provider MedAptus, Boston, as president and CEO. He replaces Dennis Mitchell, who stepped aside to become vice chairman. Percy most recently served as president and CEO of Blue Agave Software. Officials at MedAptus were unable to provide Percys age at deadline.
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