Banner Health, Phoenix, announced three new CEO appointments. Elizabeth Woodyard is the new CEO of Banner Lassen Medical Center, Susanville, Calif. Woodyard, 55, was previously chief nursing officer of Fairbanks (Alaska) Memorial Hospital. She replaces Michelle Joy, who is now CEO of Sterling (Colo.) Regional MedCenter, another Banner Health facility. Michael Walsh was named CEO of Community Hospital, Torrington, Wyo. Walsh, 47, was previously the administrator of Powell Medical Center, Deer Lodge, Mont. He replaces Gordy Lewis, who left the hospital to pursue other opportunities, according to Banner Health. And Rex Walk, 48, is now CEO of Banner Churchill Community Hospital, Fallon, Nev. He replaces Charles Myers who also left for other opportunities. Mark Shaker has taken over as president and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. Shaker, 47, replaces Jim Pancoast, who was promoted in March to president of Premier Health Partners, a network that includes Good Samaritan and three other affiliated hospitals in southwest Ohio. Shaker had been executive vice president and COO at Good Samaritan since 2004. William Corley last month announced plans to retire in 2010 as president and CEO of the five-hospital Community Health Network based in Indianapolis, positions he has held since 1984, according to the healthcare system. After his retirement, effective Jan. 1, 2010, Corley plans to work in international affairs for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Mass. But Corley, 65, also plans to continue to reside in the Indianapolis area and remain active in community affairs, according to a news release. Corley also is a member of the board of directors of the Indiana Health Information Exchange, a regional health information organization in central Indiana, and an early participant in the federally supported development of a proposed national health information network. Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, named Dan Bowers as CEO of John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., effective July 7. Bowers succeeds John Ferrelli. Bowers, 57, has been with Tenet since 1997 and most recently served as CEO of San Dimas (Calif.) Community Hospital. Bowers has a bachelors degree in nursing from Winona (Minn.) State University and earned a Master of Science degree in organizational development and human resources management from Chapman University, Orange, Calif. In his new role, Bowers will report to Jeffrey Flocken, senior vice president of operations for Tenets California region. Leonard Licina is the new CEO of Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health, Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Licina, who joined Kahi Mohala in 1995 as CFO, had been serving as interim CEO since October 2007. His age was not available at deadline. The Kahi Mohala, near Honolulu, is owned by Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health and is Hawaiis only free-standing medical center specializing in behavioral health. Pardee Memorial Hospital, Hendersonville, N.C., said that it hired Harold Moore as its CIO. Moore, 41, has served as CIO of Piedmont Healthcare Management Group, Charlotte, N.C., and Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md. St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn., named Sister Sally Hodgdon vice president and chief compliance officer. Hodgdon, 55, most recently served as provincial superior for the Sisters of St. Joseph of the United States Province. She assumed compliance responsibilities for the hospital on May 30 from Jennifer Schneider, who remains vice president for enterprise risk management and chief compliance officer.
On the Move
Cigna Corp. named David Cordani president and COO, the Philadelphia-based insurance company announced. Cordani, 42, has been president of Cigna HealthCare since 2005, and has worked at the company since 1991. In his new role, he will lead group disability, life insurance, international business as well as healthcare. H. Edward Hanway, Cignas CEO, 56, had been performing the duties of president and COO. Raj Bal was named president of WellPoints individual business segment, effective July 8. He replaces Jude Thompson who left the company in April. Bal, 55, was previously executive vice president and COO of Assurant Health and was responsible for the individual, small group, specialty and work-site business as well as other operations. He has worked at Exxon Mobil Corp., Procter & Gamble Co. and Unilever.
,b>Gordon Glenn, 60, retired as CEO for SXC Health Solutions Corp., Lisle, Ill., according to a news release. SXC President and COO Mark Thierer, 48, took over as president and CEO upon Glenns retirement. Glenn will remain on, however, as chairman of the company until year-end. A new COO has yet to be named.
RehabCare Group named Kevin Gross, senior vice president, operations, of its hospital division. Gross, 53, previously was president of the acute-care division of Universal Health Services, according to a news release from RehabCare. Gross took over from Donald Smithburg, senior director for Phase 2 Consulting, a RehabCare-owned company, who was filling the position on an interim basis.
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