Dennis Stockwell was named to the new position of general counsel of Jackson Healthcare, Alpharetta, Ga. Stockwell, 54, will be responsible for all legal affairs in his newly created position. Previously, Stockwell was general counsel of TurboChef Technologies and PracticeWorks.
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Soon-to-be first lady Michelle Obama wont be the only hospital executive leaving the University of Chicago Medical Center for the White House. President-elect Barack Obama appointed Susan Sher, 60, the hospitals vice president of legal and governmental affairs and general counsel, to be associate counsel to the president. Shers White House duties will include working on legal issues associated with healthcare policy. Sher has held the position at University of Chicago Medical Center since 1997, when she left a powerful post as the top lawyer for the city of Chicago. During her time in Chicago Mayor Richard Daleys administration, Sher became close with another confidant of the Obamas, Valerie Jarrett, who has been chairwoman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board since 2006 and was named a senior White House adviser. Michelle Obama was most recently the hospitals vice president for community and external relations.
Patrick McMahon was named senior vice president and CFO of Sisters of Charity Health System, Cleveland, effective Feb. 2. McMahon, 57, comes to the system from Southwest General Health Center, Middleburg Heights, Ohio, where he was vice president for planning, audit and ambulatory operations. McMahon is relieving Melissa Rogers, Sisters of Charitys vice president of finance and treasury, who has been filling in as interim CFO since January 2008. Hallmark Health System, Melrose, Mass., named Joanne Marqusee to fill its new position of system COO. Marqusee, who declined to provide her age, is currently senior vice president of operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. Cleveland Clinic Health System named Sarah Sinclair to fill its new position of executive CNO. Sinclair, 63, and a registered nurse, is set to come to the system Feb. 1 from Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, where she was chief patient-care officer for its eight hospitals. At Cleveland Clinic, she will lead efforts to establish evidence-based standards of care across the system. Meanwhile, Debra Albert will become CNO at Cleveland Clinics main campus, a position she has held on an interim basis since this past summer. Albert, 44, who is an RN, also has been named chairwoman of the Cleveland Clinic Nursing Institute.
Alissa Fox was promoted to senior vice president of the Office of Policy and Representation at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Fox, 56, will lead the associations political, legislative, regulatory and policy activities on behalf of the 39 Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. She replaces Mary Nell Lehnhard, who has retired from the association after 28 years, including 25 years leading the Office of Policy and Representation. Fox was most recently vice president of legislative and regulatory policy at the association. Tonya Vidal Kinlow was named to the newly created position of vice president of government affairs for the Capital area at CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Owings Mills, Md. Most recently, Kinlow, 47, was ombudsman for public education under Washington Mayor Adrian Fenty. She also was vice president of government relations for the D.C. Hospital Association and managed government relations for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan for Washington and Maryland.
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