Healthcare Management Partners hired two former hospital executives. Bruce Buchanan, 58, left his position as CEO of Phoenix Baptist Hospital to join the Philadelphia-based consulting firm as a managing director. Randolph Harrison, 53, was hired as a senior director after serving as CFO of Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces, N.M.
On the move
Childrens Hospital and Health System, Milwaukee, named Peggy Troy as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 11, 2009. The system, which owns and operates 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 COO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Memphis, Tenn. 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. Two people at Jackson Health System, Miami, were named to interim roles to fill positions that will be vacated by departing president and CEO Marvin OQuinn on Dec. 31. COO Gene Bassett, 61, was named interim CEO at the county-run network of hospitals. Bassett has been with Jackson since 2006. The system also named chief administrative officer Eneida Roldan, 51, as interim president and interim COO at Jackson. Roldan joined the Miami network this year after leaving a job as president and CEO at Metropolitan Hospital of Miami. OQuinn announced Oct. 10 that he was resigning from Jackson to become one of two new executive vice presidents at Catholic Healthcare West. University Hospitals, Cleveland, appointed Michael Szubski senior vice president and CFO. Szubski, 48, previously was COO for the systems seven acute-care hospitals. He replaces interim CFO Richard Marrapese.
Patricia Hemingway Hall was named CEO of Health Care Service Corp., effective Nov. 1. Hemingway Hall, 55, has served for the past year as president and COO of HCSC, which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Hemingway Hall remains as president and replaces Raymond McCaskey, 65, who is retiring from HCSC after 32 years. Hemingway Hall, who began her career as an ICU nurse, has been with HCSC for the past 15 years. Prior to being named president, Hemingway Hall was executive vice president of internal operations.
Dialysis services provider DaVita, El Segundo, Calif., said Dennis Kogod was promoted to COO of the company, effective Jan. 1, 2009. Kogod will succeed Joe Mello, 49, who has served as COO since June 2000 and will retire on Dec. 31. Kogod, also 49, started at DaVita in 2005 after the company acquired Gambro Healthcare and was DaVitas president-West, a position he has held since October 2005.
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