Four executives set plans to retire from Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind., and its former parent company, Cardinal Health System, which dissolved Jan. 1 when it became part of Indianapolis-based Clarian Health. Kelly Stanley, 65, who was president and CEO of Cardinal, plans to retire in December. Brent Batman, 61, former Ball Memorial president, Tom Gardiner, 61, Cardinal executive vice president of clinical development and Robert Gildersleeve, 62, Cardinal CFO, were scheduled to leave at the end of May. Mike Haley, 65, became president and CEO of Ball Memorial in March, coming from Clarians La Porte (Ind.) Regional Health System. ... John Fernandes, president of Oklahoma State Universitys Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, said he will leave his position as of July 1. Fernandes was unavailable for an interview, but a news release from the center said he is stepping down to pursue other interests. Fernandes, a pathologist, became president and dean of the OSU Center for Health Sciences and College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. I am extremely proud of what our team has accomplished in my time at OSU-CHS, particularly considering some of the challenges we faced, Fernandes said in the release. OSU will begin a national search for a successor, the release said. His age was unavailable at deadline. The Sisters of Mercy Health System, Hot Springs, Ark., named Lynne Mitchell to serve as regional CFO for its St. Josephs Mercy Health System, Hot Springs, St. Edward Mercy Health System, Fort Smith, and Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas, Rogers. The regional CFO position is a new one for the system. An Arkansas native, the 47-year-old Mitchell has spent the past three years as a market CFO for the Sierra Providence Health Network, El Paso, Texas. As Mitchell explained in an e-mail, that title meant she was the CFO for the central region of Tenet Healthcare Corp., and the CFOs at four different facilities within that region reported to her. Steven MacLauchlan, 53, will become president of Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville, Ky., according to a news release. His appointment is effective June 15. MacLauchlan will succeed Thomas Kmetz, who left late last year to become president of Kosair Childrens Hospital, also a Louisville-based Norton Healthcare facility. Most recently MacLauchlan was CEO of Pottstown (Pa.) Memorial Medical Center. Daniel Fink was named president and CEO of Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, a position assumed on an interim basis when Ora Pescovitz left recently to become CEO of the University of Michigan Health System. Fink, 49, had been COO since 2005 at Riley, a part of Clarian Health. St. Lukes Health System, Kansas City, Mo., said it promoted Kathy Howell to CEO of its St. Lukes South Hospital, Overland Park, Kan. Howell, 48, replaces Julie Quirin, who became CEO of the systems flagship, St. Lukes Hospital of Kansas City (Mo.), in December 2008. Howell has been vice president and chief nursing officer of St. Lukes South since 2001. In 2005, she added the system-level duties of vice president of womens and childrens services.
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