Maulik Joshi was named the next president of the American Hospital Associations research affiliate, the Health Research and Educational Trust. Joshi, 40, also becomes senior vice president for research at the AHA, with the new role beginning sometime in November. He takes the place of Mary Pittman, who resigned in October 2007 after 14 years with HRET to become president and CEO of the Oakland, Calif.-based Public Health Institute. Joshis move comes a little more than a year after he was named the first-ever president and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. Prior to that, Joshi had been a senior adviser at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; president and CEO of the Delmarva Foundation; and a vice president at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In 2001, Joshi was named an Up and Comer by Modern Healthcare.
On the Move
The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati named Rick Hinds executive vice president and CFO. Hinds, 48, has been vice president of finance at the alliances University Hospital since December 2006. Effective Oct. 15 he replaced Jerry Keller, who held the CFO position on an interim basis and is retiring after 36 years in various positions with the alliance and its current and former members. Ron Farr was named CFO and senior vice president of Jewish Hospital & St. Marys Healthcare system in Louisville, Ky. Farr was formerly the CFO at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center, Sioux Falls, S.D., where he worked since 1996. He is scheduled to start at Jewish Hospital & St. Marys in early December. Farr, 57, replaces Mark Carter, who left the organization, said Jewish Hospital & St. Marys spokeswoman Barb Mackovic.
Blood products and services company HemaCare Corp., Van Nuys, Calif., appointed John Doumitt, 44, CEO. Doumitt, formerly general manager of the companys transfusable-products division, also was appointed to HemaCares board of directors, according to a news release. Doumitt replaces Julian Steffenhagen, 65, who had been serving as interim CEO. Steffenhagen will continue as chairman of the board. Tyco Electronics, Berwyn, Pa., named Doug Strohmeier, 48, president of a newly created medical-products unit within its electronic-components business, according to a news release. The new unit will focus on developing products for the imaging, surgical and patient-monitoring markets. Strohmeier was previously president of devicemaker Covidiens retail-products business segment.
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