ProMedica Health System, an integrated healthcare system based in Toledo, Ohio, announced a management reorganization effective Aug. 11. The changes, according to a news release, are intended to accommodate continued expansion of the not-for-profit system, which includes seven hospitals in northwest Ohio and southeastern Michigan, as well as ProMedica Physician Group and Paramount Health Care, a northwest Ohio HMO.
Barbara Steele, 60, currently president of the systems Central, East and South regions, will oversee acute-care services in all five regions; and John Horns, 64, now president of the North and West regions, will be president for the ProMedica-managed group purchasing organization, Lake Erie Regional Cooperative, and its partnership with Amerinet, an affiliated GPO. Horns also will be responsible for regionalization, meaning hell manage the systems relationships with referring healthcare facilities and physicians. .
Kevin Webb, 52, has been named president of the systems largest facility, 564-bed Toledo Hospital. Kathy Carlson, M.D., 52, will replace Webb as president of 243-bed Flower Hospital in Sylvania, Ohio; Mike Ruhlen, M.D., 53, will be president and vice president of medical affairs at Toledo Childrens Hospital. Gary Cates, 48, will be president of 35-bed Defiance (Ohio) Regional Medical Center. -- by Gregg Blesch