Christus Health, Dallas, announced that Pamela Robertson was appointed president and CEO of Christus Spohn Health System, Corpus Christi, Texas, effective March 1. Robertson has served as interim CEO for the system since Dec. 2, and before that she was executive VP and COO.
Christus appoints new president, CEO, and other news
Bruce Holstien, the previous president and CEO, stepped down for personal reasons, according to a Christus Spohn spokeswoman. … Michele Meyer resigned as CEO of Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, a hospital owned by Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas. Meyer resigned to pursue other opportunities and her last day was Feb. 17, spokesman Rick Black said in an e-mail. Tenet expects to name a successor soon. Meyer’s age was unavailable from Tenet. … Robert Wright resigned as president and CEO of McLaren Health Care’s Ingham Regional Medical Center, Lansing, Mich. Wright, 59, had held the position since 2006 and cited his health as the reason for his departure, according to a statement issued by the hospital. Patrick Salow, 55, a longtime executive with Ingham Regional Medical Center and currently administrator of its orthopedic hospital, was tapped as the interim CEO, made effective during a board meeting Feb. 25. … St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn., named John Giamalis to succeed Steven Rosenberg as senior VP and CFO, effective March 7. Rosenberg stepped down in November after being named CFO of Western Connecticut Healthcare. Giamalis, 53, joins St. Francis from insurance and investment company The Hartford, where he was most recently senior VP and treasurer. … Kevin Stockton was named CEO of Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., effective March 14. Stockton is CEO of Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. He replaces Paul Kappelman, who left Northwest Medical in December to become division president of LHP Hospital Group of Plano, Texas. Their ages were not provided.
Robert Marino has assumed the role of president and CEO of Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, the company announced. Marino, 62, has been an officer of the company for 20 years, serving as executive VP and COO since 2008. He replaces William Marino, 67, who retired as chairman and CEO after 17 years as the company’s top executive. The two Marinos are not related.
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