Excela Health, Greensburg, Pa., tapped one of its trustees, Robert Rogalski, to become CEO of the system. Rogalski joined the system six months ago as a member of Excela's board of trustees, and three months later was named temporary CEO during the search process. David Gallatin, the last permanent CEO of the system, left last year. “While a number of candidates emerged during the deliberations, we found the opportunity to observe Bob's strengths firsthand in day-to-day operations a considerable advantage,” said board Chairman Paul Mongell, in a news release. Rogalski most recently served as senior counsel and healthcare practice group co-leader with Thorp Reed & Armstrong, Pittsburgh. Excela declined to provide Rogalski's age. ... Trinity Health, Novi, Mich., named Benjamin Carter as CFO, effective March 1. Carter, 51, succeeds Maria Szymanski, who was named the Catholic health system's interim finance chief in January 2009 after Edward Chadwick stepped down and formed his own consulting company. Chadwick was named executive vice president of finance and CFO for Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, N.C., in July 2009. Szymanski, whose age was unavailable at deadline, will continue as Trinity Health's chief development officer and senior vice president, a position she has held since July 2006. Carter joins Trinity from the Detroit Medical Center, where he was executive vice president and COO, the health system said in a news release announcing his appointment. ... Christus Santa Rosa Health System, San Antonio, named Patrick Carrier as its new president and CEO to succeed Don Beeler, who retired on Jan. 29. Carrier will begin his new role on March 1. Previously, Carrier served as the president and CEO of the Christus Health Gulf Coast region, a position he has held since 2003. Last September, he accepted the additional role as president and CEO of the Christus Continuing Care. Carrier's age was unavailable at deadline. ... Kenneth Belcher, 55, was named president and CEO of Providence, R.I.-based CharterCare Health Partners, the newly established parent company of Roger Williams Medical Center and St. Joseph Health Services of Rhode Island. The two hospitals completed a limited merger in late 2009. Belcher will also continue in his role as president and CEO of Roger Williams, according to a news release. His appointment is effective immediately. ... Scott Street was named president and CEO of Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas in Rogers. Street, 46, has served as president and CEO of Duncan (Okla.) Regional Hospital since 2003, and his new position with Mercy is effective March 8. With Street's appointment, George Flynn will be able to assume a full-time role as senior vice president of performance improvement for Mercy's sponsoring system, the Roman Catholic Sisters of Mercy Health System, Chesterfield, Mo. Flynn has held the dual roles of Mercy Health System CEO and Sisters of Mercy senior vice president since June 2009, according to a news release. ... Jerry Fedele, who was serving as temporary president and CEO of Boca Raton (Fla.) Community Hospital under a management contract with a turnaround company, has been named permanent president and CEO of the hospital. Fedele, 56, joins the hospital following his temporary appointment through FTI Healthcare, a turnaround consultancy based in Brentwood, Tenn., whose contract to provide executive management at the hospital ends in April. Fedele became the third top executive in a year's time at the hospital when he was appointed in October 2008. ... Larry Ainsworth is retiring as president and CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., effective June 30. Ainsworth, 62, has spent the past 16 years at the helm of the hospital. He has spent 36 years in healthcare administration.
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