Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, promoted Jeffrey Koury to senior VP of operations for its California region, according to a news release. Koury is succeeding Jeffery Flocken, who announced his retirement last month. Koury, 51, most recently was VP of operations finance for the California region, which includes 11 hospitals in California and one in Omaha, Neb. Koury has worked for 25 years with Tenet and one of its predecessor companies, National Medical Enterprises, Santa Monica, Calif., starting as a senior internal auditor in 1986. More recently, he has served as VP of finance for three Tenet regions. …
On the move
Erik Wexler was named president and CEO of St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, Mass. Wexler is scheduled to begin the job July 5, taking over for Joe Mullany, the president of parent Vanguard Health Systems' northeast region, who provided interim leadership after the August 2010 departure of John Smithhisler. The circumstances of Smithhisler's departure were not disclosed. Wexler comes to St. Vincent from LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, where he was senior VP and president of its Northwest Hospital, Randallstown, Md. A Vanguard spokesman said he was not able to provide Wexler's age. … WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Raleigh, N.C., has hired a new chief nursing officer from a public hospital in Florida. Cindy Alness Boily will start as senior VP and CNO of WakeMed on June 13, according to a news release. Most recently, Boily was CNO of Broward General Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Boily also served in various senior nursing roles at two Florida hospitals that were owned by Nashville-based HCA and then sold to Lee Memorial Health System, Fort Myers, during her tenure. Boily replaces Mary Ann Wilcox, who left WakeMed to become CNO of Carolinas HealthCare System, Charlotte, N.C. … Carondelet Health Network, Tucson, Ariz., named Odette Bolano to the newly created position of network COO. Bolano, a registered nurse, currently serves as executive VP and CEO of Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital and Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute in Tucson. She begins her new position June 13, according to a Carondelet news release. The network, a division of Ascension Health, said the position was created to lead integration of care and quality initiatives across its three hospitals, 21 primary- and specialty-care practices, and two specialty institutes. Carondelet declined to provide Bolano's age.
Medtronic named Omar Ishrak to succeed William Hawkins as the company’s chairman and CEO, effective June 13. Hawkins, 57, previously announced plans to retire. Hawkins will consult for the Minneapolis-based medical-device maker through April 2012 after stepping down as CEO in June, a Medtronic spokesman said. Ishrak, 55, joins Medtronic from GE Healthcare Systems, a division of GE Healthcare, where he was president and CEO. He joined GE Healthcare in 1995 and held several positions within the division. … GE Healthcare named Tom Gentile, VP of the company’s aviation services division, to replace Ishrak as president and CEO of its healthcare systems division. The company named Mike Swinford, the head of its North American division, as president and CEO of a newly created business that will oversee global service strategy.
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