Novation, Irving, Texas, appointed Jack Langenberg, 40, CFO. Langenberg took over the newly created position in March, according to a Novation spokeswoman. He was vice president of finance for the global staffing company Kelly Services prior to joining Novation.
On the Move
Carondelet Health, Kansas City, Mo., said it hired Scott Kashman to be CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo., effective May 27. Kashman will replace Gordon Docking, who resigned as CEO in February to pursue other career opportunities. Kashman, 38, is the COO of Mercy Hospital Anderson, Cincinnati, which is part of Catholic Healthcare Partners. Kashman worked with Fleury Yelvington, president and CEO of Carondelet Health, at St. Marys of Michigan, Saginaw. Carondelet and St. Marys are both part of Ascension Health, St. Louis. Joseph Toomey, president and CEO of Chicago-based Resurrection Health Care, notified the systems Catholic sponsors he plans to retire at the end of the year. Toomey, 73, joined Resurrection in 1993 and led it through an era of rapid expansion, growing from two hospitals into a system with nine hospitals. Cal Knight was promoted to president and COO at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Since 1995, Knight has held the position of COO at Swedish. A year ago, Knight was named executive vice president, and he assumes the president title from Rodney Hochman, who continues as CEO. Knight, 56, oversees Swedishs four Seattle-area campuses, outpatient and nursing services, the physician division, support functions, service lines and institutes.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas in Richardson said it named Eduardo Sanchez, 48, as vice president and CMO, effective May 30. Sanchez succeeds Paul Handel, who was promoted to the position of CMO at Health Care Service Corp., the group that operates Blues plans in Illinois, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. Most recently, Sanchez served as the director of the Institute for Health Policy at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston.
A doctor who claims to have been hired by Grady Health System, Atlanta, now says the hospital violated terms of that employment agreement and is demanding $612,500 in severance pay. William Bithoney left his job in New York last fall and moved to Georgia to become senior vice president of administration at Grady, according to an April 14 letter sent to the health system by Bithoneys lawyer, Daniel Klein. But on the night before he was to begin the job, former Grady CEO Otis Story told Bithoney the offer had been withdrawn. The move followed months of recruitment by Grady officials, including Story, board members and Pamela Stephenson, president and CEO and board chairwomanof the systems overseer, according to the letter. The employment terms included a $490,000 annual salary and an agreement to pay 15 months of salary if Grady terminated the position without cause, according to the letter. Bithoney, who was vice dean and physician-in-chief for St. Vincent Catholic Medical Centers before the move, plans to sue for breach of contract if the parties cannot reach a resolution, the lawyer said in the letter. Grady denies that a formal employment contract was made final. In a letter to Klein, the health system said its board never approved an offer and that Storys offer to Bithoney was unauthorized.
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