Rene Lerer was named president and CEO of Magellan Health Services, a behavioral health, radiology and specialty pharmacy company based in Avon, Conn. Lerer, 52, had been president and COO at the company since 2002. He succeeds Steven Shulman, 56, who will continue as chairman of the board of directors as he transitions to retirement.
On the Move
Elliot Joseph, a senior executive at Ascension Health, was tapped to be the new president and CEO at Hartford (Conn.) Hospital in early April when he will also become CEO-designee of Hartford Healthcare Corp., the hospitals parent organization. Joseph, 53, succeeds John Meehan, who announced his retirement last July. Meehan, who arrived at Hartford in 1979 and has been CEO since 1989, will remain CEO of the corporation until year-end. James Kingsbury, executive director and senior vice president of University Hospital, Cincinnati, plans to leave March 14 to take a position as CEO of a new Harvard-affiliated hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Kingsbury, 63, has been the hospitals senior executive since 2004 and previously held that role at Fort Hamilton Hospital in Hamilton, Ohio. Both hospitals are members of the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, which is in a legal dispute with three departing member hospitals. Health Alliance spokesman Tony Condia said Kingsbury stressed that the litigation wasnt driving him away. He was presented with an incredible opportunityto build a new hospital in a foreign countryand he seized that opportunity, Condia said. John Toussaint will resign as president and CEO of ThedaCare, an Appleton, Wis.-based system, to take the helm of the new ThedaCare Center for Creating Value in Healthcare, an initiative promoting value-based purchasing. The company announced that its new CEO will be selected from its current leadership team and that Toussaint will step down once a successor has been chosen. Toussaint, 52, will serve as a mentor and consultant to his successor while launching the new center, which will develop processes to eliminate provider errors, defects and waste while providing purchasers with transparent information to measure and judge the value of the care provided and its improvement over time, according to a news release. Philip Beauchamp, president and CEO of Morton Plant Mease Health Care, a Clearwater, Fla.-based system, has announced his retirement. Beauchamp, 62, will step down following a transition to his successor, who will be selected after a national search, the not-for-profit said in a news release. Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, promoted its chief nursing officer and COO, Vickie Diamond, to president and CEO. Diamond succeeds Robert Turner, who stepped down from his post at the hospital in mid-February. Diamond, who assumes her new post effective immediately, stepped in as interim CEO in March 2007, after CEO Pam Fulks departure and until Turners arrival in September 2007. The hospital will launch a national search to fill its vacant CNO/COO position, said Shauna VanderLinden, a spokeswoman for the medical center. Diamonds age was unavailable at deadline Methodist Health System, Dallas, named Michael Mayo president of its Methodist Dallas Medical Center, effective April 8. Mayo, 53, will succeed Kim Hollon, who accepted a position as executive vice president and CEO of Excela Health hospitals, part of Excela Health, Greensburg, Pa. Since 2001, Mayo has worked at HCA, where most recently he served as CEO of Orange Park (Fla.) Medical Center Hospital. Amadeo Marcos resigned as chief of transplantation and clinical director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centers Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute. The resignation was effective March 3. It is UPMC policy not to comment on matters of employment, said spokeswoman Maureen McGaffin in an e-mail. Marcos, whose age was unavailable at deadline, came to UPMC in 2002 and in 2004 replaced John Fung as the transplantation chief when Fung left for the Cleveland Clinic, she said. Marcos expertise is in living liver transplantation, according to the Associated Press.
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