New Hampshire Hospital Association President and CEO Michael Hill, 62, will retire from his position at the end of the year, according to a news release. Hill has led the organization, whose membership includes 32 acute- and specialty-care hospitals, since 1994. He has worked for the association in some capacity since 1981. A search is currently being conducted for his replacement.
On the Move
Michael Bernstein took over the newly created position of senior vice president and chief strategy officer at OhioHealth, a seven-hospital system based in Columbus, Ohio. Bernstein, 52, joined OhioHealth in October 2007, leaving a similar role at Texas Health Resources, Arlington, where he worked for 16 years.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island Board Chairman Frank Montanaro announced that he will resign his post when his appointment ends on April 30, according to company spokeswoman Kim Keough. No specific reason was cited for Montanaros resignation, but the 74-year-olds tenure has not been without controversy. Last year, Montanaro, who is also president of the State Association of Firefighters, came under fire for participating in a contract arbitration decision that required the city of Providence to hire the Rhode Island Blues as administrator of the firefighters healthcare plan. Montanaro never revealed he was chairman of the insurance benefits company, according to news reports. Montanaro has been a member of the insurance companys board since 1991, and became chairman in 2004.
Dialysis services provider DaVita Corp., El Segundo, Calif., said Richard Whitney rejoined the company and will become CFO, effective March 1. Whitney, 40, will work with DaVita in a part-time role that is expected to last one to two years, the company said about the appointment. He succeeds Mark Harrison, according to a company spokeswoman. Whitney, who served as DaVitas CFO from 2000 to 2004, is founder and managing member of Whitney Capital, a private-equity investment firm that invests mostly in healthcare products and services companies, DaVita said.
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