Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Wash., named Carole Peet as chief operating officer of an 80-bed hospital under construction in Gig Harbor, Wash. Peet, 50, was previously COO and assistant administrator for patient-care services for 59-bed Sutter Coast Hospital, Crescent City, Calif.
She joined Franciscan, a subsidiary of Catholic Health Initiatives, Denver, in mid-July. St. Anthony Hospital is scheduled to open in February. Peet, a nurse, will be the $160 million hospitals top executive as COO, Franciscan said in a release. -- by Melanie Evans