Peter Bastone will resign effective June 30 as president and CEO of Mission Hospital, which is based in Mission Viejo, Calif., and has a second campus in Laguna Beach. Bastone, 53, joined Mission Hospital in 1996 after serving as CEO of Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood, Calif. In a news release from Mission's parent, St. Joseph Health System, Orange, Calif., Bastone is quoted as saying he is leaving to pursue unspecified opportunities. Bastone is the board chair of the Alliance of Catholic Health Care, which represents Catholic hospitals in California. …
On the move
Sisters of Mercy Health System, Chesterfield, Mo., promoted Vance Moore to senior VP of operations. It also named Gene Kirtser president and CEO of ROi, Mercy's supply chain division. Moore, 50, had served as president and CEO of ROi since 2002. In his newly created position at Mercy, Moore's responsibilities include overseeing ROi and Mercy Technology Services. Kirtser, 41, joined ROi as COO in 2007. … Clifford Shiepe has been named CEO of Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. Shiepe, 62, replaces Art Gerrick, who left to pursue other interests. Shiepe had been the not-for-profit hospital's senior VP for the past year. Previously, he was COO and interim CEO at Victor Valley Community Hospital in Victorville, Calif. He has also served as board chairman of Tri-City Regional Medical Center. … Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, announced that Park Plaza Hospital in Houston has named John Tressa as its CEO. Tressa, 48, has been interim CEO of the hospital since January 2010 and joined it as COO in 2006. Tressa has supervised expansion programs, such as a bone and joint pavilion, and initiated an affiliation with the Baylor College of Medicine. … Matt Maxfield was named CEO of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights (Texas), a hospital under construction that is expected to open in the fall of next year. Maxfield, 47, was CEO of for-profit Brownwood (Texas) Regional Medical Center before starting April 25 as the head of the Harker Heights hospital. The hospital is a joint venture of for-profit LHP Hospital Group, Plano, Texas, and not-for-profit Seton Family of Hospitals, Austin, Texas, which is part of Ascension Health, St. Louis. A groundbreaking on the hospital was held April 4.
William Cook, founder of the Cook Group, died April 15 of congestive heart failure, according to a company statement. He was 80. Cook founded the Cook Group, a privately held medical device company based in Bloomington, Ind., in 1963. It now employs more than 10,000 people in U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. “His philosophy of putting people and patients first is responsible for our company's 48 years of unprecedented growth and success,” Kem Hawkins, president of the Cook Group, said in the news release.
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