HCA, Nashville, said that CEO Richard Bracken will add the title of chairman on Dec. 15, when former CEO Jack Bovender Jr. is scheduled to step down as chairman. Bracken, 57, replaced Bovender, 64, as CEO on Jan. 1, and also holds the title of president. Bracken joined HCA in 1981 and has been a member of its board of directors since 2002. The company also said that Milton Johnson, its CFO and executive vice president, has been elected to the board of directors, also effective Dec. 15. Johnson, 52, has worked 27 years for HCA, including the past five as CFO. … Tony Armada, president and CEO of Henry Ford Hospital and Health Network, Detroit, is resigning to become president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill., according to a memo from the Henry Ford Health System. Armada was named by Modern Healthcare to its roster of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare in 2008. Armada has been top executive at the flagship facility of the system since 2004. His departure is effective Nov. 20. Armada takes the on the role at Advocate Health Care, Oak Brook, Ill., after the departure of David Stark, who left Advocate Lutheran for family reasons on Aug. 14, about six months after he began the job. … Larry Revill, CFO of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, resigned after two weeks on the job. He started on Oct. 15, having left University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. “I very much looked forward to joining the OHSU team and I admire the work that goes on here,” Revill said in a statement released by the university. “Regrettably, some things in my life changed. The recent death of my stepmother made this an especially challenging time. Upon further reflection, we think the best choice for our family is to return to our longtime home.” OHSU President Joe Robertson said in an OHSU memo that he wishes Revill the best in this “highly unusual circumstance.” Revill’s age was unavailable from OHSU. The university’s executive leadership team will soon decide how to fill the role, Robertson said. … Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, said that Gary Honts will be CEO of its Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Neb. Honts has been interim CEO of hospital since May, rejoining a hospital that he first worked at 1979, when it was known as St. Joseph Hospital. Honts, 51, served as the hospital’s interim COO before leaving in 1999. … Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (Kan.) Health System said it hired Joe Jeans, 49, to be CFO of two of its hospitals, Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., and St. John Hospital, Leavenworth. He is leaving his current position as CFO of HCA’s Greenview Regional Hospital, Bowling Green, Ky. Jeans is replacing Juanita Roy, who was promoted to COO for the same two hospitals. St. John Hospital also will have a new chief administrative officer. Daniel Sheehan, 52, will take over the day-to-day operation of the hospital effective Nov. 16. Sheehan most recently was CEO of Henry County Health Center, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a critical-access hospital with a skilled-nursing unit.
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