Alexander Hatala, president and CEO of Catholic Health East subsidiary Lourdes Health System, Camden, N.J., will step down to assume an advocacy and network integration role with the system's parent company, Catholic Health East, it was announced last month. Hatala, chief executive of Lourdes since 1998 and an executive with the system for more than 25 years, will remain CEO until a successor is named, which is expected to take six to nine months, said Lourdes spokeswoman Wendy Marano. Hatala's role with CHE will include network integration and physician alignment for the Newtown Square, Pa.-based system's four New Jersey hospitals, Marano said. Hatala's age was unavailable at deadline. … San Juan Regional Medical Center, Farmington, N.M., has named Rick Wallace as the hospital's new president and CEO. Wallace, 57, succeeds Steve Altmiller, who resigned from the position in July 2009 to become president of North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Wallace began Feb. 8. Previously, Wallace had been the CEO of St. Mary's Medical Center in Enid, Okla. … Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham, Ala., said interim CEO Keith Granger was appointed president and CEO of the hospital on a full-time basis, effective immediately. Granger, 58, joined Trinity on an interim basis in October 2009. Granger had been president and CEO of Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Ala., since 1992, a Flowers Hospital spokeswoman said. Both Trinity and Flowers are owned by Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn. … Athens-Limestone Hospital, an affiliate of Huntsville (Ala.) Hospital, named Kelli Powers as the hospital's new CEO, effective in late March. Powers, 41, succeeds Cary Payne, who retired at the end of 2009. Currently, Powers is CEO of Lanier Health Services in Valley, Ala.
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