Childrens Hospital and Health System, Milwaukee, named Peggy Troy as its new president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 11, 2009. The system, which owns and operates 236-bed Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, began a search for a new top executive after Jon Vice announced in March that he would leave the system once his replacement was found.
Troy, 56, is leaving her position as chief operating officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis, Tenn. Before becoming COO of the system, Troy was CEO of Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center, Memphis, which is now part of the Methodist system, and has 20 years of experience at Cook Childrens Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas. Troy is a registered nurse who earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Marquette University, Milwaukee. During college, Troy was a nursing intern at Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin. -- by Vince Galloro