Kevin Scanlan, 58, president and CEO of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, was elected chairman of the Conference of Metropolitan Hospital Associations through December 2008, replacing Linda Quick, president of the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association.
On the Move
Otis Story Sr. was replaced as the president and CEO of Grady Health System, its board announced. Pamela Stephenson, chairwoman of the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, which oversees the Atlanta-based system, took over on Jan. 29. Story, 56, who was at the helm less than a year, was the financially troubled health systems fifth CEO since 2005. The system recently decided to turn over governing power to a not-for-profit corporation. Stephenson, an attorney and state representative whose age was unavailable from the system, has worked on the regulatory side of healthcare but has never managed a major health system. While some hospital boards have tapped chairs with no hands-on healthcare experience to take over as CEO, others raise concerns that former board members dont possess the right skills to manage the unique needs of a health system (May 31, 2004, p. 28). The Grady board said in a written statement that Stephenson is perfectly positioned to match the needs of the hospital while it goes through the governance restructuring. St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., said its CEO, Gordon Docking, resigned, effective Feb. 22. Docking, 52, is leaving to pursue new career opportunities, according to the hospitals parent, Carondelet Health, Kansas City, which is a member of Ascension Health, St. Louis. Carondelet CEO Fleury Yelvington will fill the position on an interim basis. St. Joseph Health System named Ken Haynes president of St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph East and an ambulatory-care center expected to open in December. Haynes, 39, succeeds Gene Woods, 43, who was promoted to president and CEO of the Lexington, Ky.-based St. Joseph Health System, a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, after its formation in September. Haynes, senior vice president and COO of CHIs St. Vincent Health System, Little Rock, Ark., is expected to join St. Joseph in March. Trinity Regional Health System, Rock Island, Ill., named Andrea Coleman president and CEO effective March 10 to replace Bill Leaver, who is now president and CEO of Trinitys parent, Iowa Health System, Des Moines. Coleman, 56, comes to Trinity from Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she is COO. OakBend Medical Center, Richmond, Texas, recently promoted Joseph Freudenberger to CEO. Freudenberger, 47, had served as the hospitals acting CEO since October 2007. The hospitals Jan. 23 announcement included two other internal promotions: Jody Jones Noirot, 51, was promoted to senior vice president and COO, and Susan Carruth, 42, was promoted to CFO after serving as the hospitals controller since 1999. OakBend also said Susan McCarty, 53, will serve as vice president and CNO. John Gleckler was named senior vice president for finance and CFO at St. Vincents Health Services, Bridgeport, Conn. He succeeds John Ahle, who left in April 2007 to spend more time with his family and develop a private business, a spokeswoman said. Gleckler, 48, has served as the vice president for finance at St. Vincents since 1997 and most recently as interim CFO.
Ernest Craige, a longtime professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, and the first chief of cardiology at its hospital, died on Jan. 24. He was 89. Craige served as North Carolina Memorial Hospitals chief of cardiology from 1952 to 1978 and retired as a professor from the school in 1985.
Frederick Dunlap was named CEO and board chairman of XLHealth Corp., a disease management company based in Baltimore. XLHealths largest investor, MatlinPatterson, nominated five new directors to the companys board, which then appointed Dunlap as CEO. Dunlap, 49, is replacing Patrick Hervy, 58, who will remain on the companys board, the company said in a news release. Dunlap was previously owner and president of BWM Ventures, a management consulting firm specializing in healthcare.
ConforMIS Founder and Chairman Philipp Lang, 45, was appointed CEO of the Burlington, Mass.-based orthopedic-device maker. Lang took over the position from former-CEO Patrick Hess, 57, who has stepped down in order to recover from prostate cancer, according to a company news release. Hess will stay on as senior vice president of West Coast operations.
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