The Nashville Health Care Council said that Thomas Cigarran, chairman of Nashville-based Healthways, was appointed chairman of the councils board for the 2008-09 year, which began July 1. Cigarran is the former president and CEO of Healthways, a disease-management company. Cigarran also was one of four new directors elected to three-year terms on the board; the other members are Vic Campbell, senior vice president, HCA; Jim Houser, president and CEO of not-for-profit St. Thomas Health Services, Nashville; and Ben Leedle Jr., president and CEO of Healthways. Joey Jacobs, chairman, president and CEO of Psychiatric Solutions, Franklin, Tenn., was named vice chairman of the board. Jacobs was one of four directors to be re-elected to another three-year term on the board.
On the move
After more than 20 years at the helm, Robert Enders Jr. left his position as CEO of Morehead Memorial Hospital, Eden, N.C., according to the hospital. Morehead Memorial said the decision was mutually agreed upon by its board of trustees, its management company, QHR, Brentwood, Tenn., and Enders. Attempts to reach Enders were not successful. The board expects to appoint an interim CEO to run the hospital while the board and QHR conduct a national search for a replacement. No deadline has been set for completing the search. Enders, 52, has led the hospital since September 1987. Eddie Greene, 58, was named the administrator for Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon, Va. Russell County is part of Mountain States Health Alliance. Greene had been serving as the hospitals interim administrator for the past two months. Hell assume his new role as hospital administrator on Aug. 18. Gerber Memorial Health Services, Fremont, Mich., named Randall Stasik to replace retiring President and CEO Ned Hughes Jr. Stasik, 57, comes to Gerber from Borgess Health Alliance System, Kalamazoo, Mich., where he was president and CEO for the past four years. Hughes, 62, plans to retire Aug. 1 after 23 years leading the hospital. ... Bart Millstead, took over as administrator of Memorial Hospital of Carbondale (Ill.), replacing George Maroney, who retired after 32 years on the job. Millstead, 46, most recently was a regional vice president for QHR in Springfield, Mo., according to a hospital news release. Maroney, 64, first joined Memorial Hospital in 1976.
John Dineen was appointed president and CEO of GE Healthcare, headquartered near London. Dineen, 45, has been with General Electric Co. for 22 years and since 2005 worked as president and CEO of GE Transportation. In his new position, Dineen succeeds Joseph Hogan, 51, who left GE Healthcare to become CEO of the Zurich, Switzerland-based automation technology company ABB.
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