Peter Urbanowicz, former general counsel and secretary for Tenet Healthcare Corp., was hired as a senior adviser to the healthcare industry group of Alvarez & Marsal, a management turnaround firm. Urbanowicz, 44, joined Tenet in December 2003, and led the companys legal team through a series of settlements with federal agencies and private parties stemming mostly from the high Medicare outlier payments that Tenet received prior to 2003. He left the company in March. Prior to joining Tenet, Urbanowicz was deputy general counsel of HHS.
On the move ...
Richard Salluzzo, president and CEO of Kingsport, Tenn.-based Wellmont Health System, resigned to become president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare, a system based in Hyannis, Mass. He is scheduled to start in July. Wellmont has begun a national search for a new CEO and will announce an interim CEO shortly, according to a news release. Salluzzo, 57, started at Wellmont in 2005. Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare readers voted Salluzzo No. 11 on the list of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare in 2008. In May 2007, Salluzzo founded the Safest Hospital Alliance with two other hospital systems. Ronald Schurra is stepping down as regional CEO of Hilo (Hawaii) Medical Center, effective Dec. 1. Schurra, 65, has headed up the hospital for the past eight years. Schurra has children in college and has decided to retire, a spokeswoman said. Hilo Medical Center is part of Hawaii Health Systems Corp., which is a public hospital network based in Honolulu. Gregory Rogers, 52, was picked to become president of MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland and executive vice president of parent MidMichigan Health. Rogers replaces Richard Reynolds, 58, previously announced as the successor to retiring MidMichigan Health President Terence Moore, who is 64. The changes are effective July 1. Rogers has been senior vice president and treasurer of MidMichigan Health since 2004. Tanya Townsend was named shared services CIO of
St. Marys Hospital Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital, both in Green Bay, Wis. Townsend, 31, was previously the director of information technology at St. Clares Hospital in Weston, Wis., where she designed and helped launch the states first all-digital hospital and Ministry Health Cares Medical Groups first chartless physician office practice.
Bert Marshall was named president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Tulsa, effective June 2. Marshall, 53, has been with the division of Health Care Services Corp. since 1996, and most recently served as vice president of external operations. He succeeds Rodney Huey, who passed away in December 2007 at the age of 57.
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