USMD, an Irving, Texas, company that manages and develops physician-owned facilities, said it has hired Karen Fiducia as president of its hospital division. Fiducia has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare turnarounds and financial operations. Most recently, she worked for QHR, a hospital management services provider formerly known as Quorum Health Resources, Brentwood, Tenn.
Fiducia served as an interim hospital chief executive officer for various QHR hospital clients. Fiducia is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. -- by Vince Galloro