Stanley Hupfeld, president and CEO of Oklahoma City-based Integris Health, will no longer serve in that role when he becomes chairman of Integris Family of Foundations on Jan. 1, 2010, the health system said in a news release. Bruce Lawrence, executive vice president and COO at Integris since 2006, will succeed Hupfeld, 64, as president and CEO. Hupfeld joined the organization in 1987 as president and CEO of Oklahoma Healthcare Corp. and its subsidiaries, which later evolved into Integris Health. Before he became executive vice president and COO at Integris three years ago, Lawrence had served as president of Integris Baptist Medical Center and Integris Southwest Medical Center, both in Oklahoma City. Ed Eckenhoff, 66, founder, president and CEO of the not-for-profit National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, will be stepping down effective Oct. 1. Eckenhoff, who founded the hospital in 1986, will continue as a member of its board of directors for a three-year term. In addition, as president emeritus for the hospital, Eckenhoff will serve as a consultant to both the board and the new president, chair the long-range planning effort, and continue to assist with fundraising efforts. COO John Rockwood, who has been with the hospital since 1992, was named president and successor to Eckenhoff. Sisters of Charity Health System added Orlando Alvarez Jr. as senior vice president of physician strategy and business development, a new position created to forge physician integration and collaboration among the Cleveland-based systems hospitals. Alvarez, 45, previously was regional vice president, business development for Abrazo Health Care System, Phoenix, a unit of for-profit Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville. Kyle Burtnett was promoted to vice president of outpatient services at Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas. Eric Evans was promoted to vice president and chief of staff to CEO Trevor Fetter, filling the role that Burtnett vacated. Burtnett, 33, joined Tenet in 2003 as an associate in its leadership development program and later was named chief of staff to the CEO and then a vice president, Tenet said. Evans, 32, also started in Tenets leadership development program in 2004. Evans then joined Tenets Lake Pointe Health Network, Rowlett, Texas, as business development director and was promoted to the hospitals COO in 2006. Greg Nielsen was named president and CEO of the Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte, Neb. Nielsen, whose age was unavailable, had been working as CEO of Holy Rosary Healthcare, a combined hospital/long-term-care facility in Miles City, Mont. Lucinda Cindy Bradley had been the CEO at Great Plains for more than
20 years before retiring last May. John Isely has been named as interim president and CEO at Holy Rosary while an executive search is conducted. Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, said it has hired the chief strategy and innovation officer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fill a new position at the company. Vanguard said Bradley Perkins, 50, will be executive vice president of strategy and innovation and chief transformation officer for the investor-owned hospital company, effective
July 1. Perkins will oversee Vanguards business strategy and its efforts to improve clinical safety and quality programs, service lines and information systems, Vanguard said.