Dr. Joe Selby was named the first executive director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, an independent, not-for-profit organization created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to provide information on the effectiveness, benefits and harms of different treatment options. Selby, 64, is scheduled to start July 1. He is a family physician, a clinical epidemiologist and health services researcher. For the past 13 years, Selby has been the director of the research division at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California. His personal research has focused on diabetes outcomes and quality improvement. He also is a lecturer in the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine's Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department and is a health research and policy consulting professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif. Selby will implement programs chosen by the PCORI board of governors and create an organizational structure to carry out the PCORI research agenda, supported by a $150 million trust fund appropriated by the reform law for fiscal 2012.
On the move
Dr. Edward Miller, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, said he intends to retire from his post as of June 30, 2012, according to a letter to employees from Ronald Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Daniels said Miller's tenure “has been nothing short of extraordinary” and credited him with overseeing construction of new hospital towers, overseas expansion and a redesign of the medicine school's curriculum that “anticipates the future practice of medicine.” Miller, 68, is an anesthesiologist who became dean, CEO and the university's vice president for medicine in 1997 after serving in that capacity on an interim basis since 1996, according to the letter. Daniels wrote that he has appointed two co-chairmen of the effort to find a successor. Johns Hopkins Medicine comprises the School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Health System. … Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville, Ore., named Dan Ordyna as CEO, effective June 1, according to a news release from the hospital's parent company, Capella Healthcare, Franklin, Tenn. Ordyna, 38, has been COO of the hospital for the past five years. Ordyna joined the Capella hospital after working as corporate director of development for Triad Hospitals, Plano, Texas. He also was administrator of an Arizona surgery center and worked for HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala. Ordyna replaces Rosemari Davis, 64, who is retiring June 1 after 16 years as the hospital's CEO. … Greg Johnston will succeed Pringle Ramsey as senior VP and CFO of Baptist Health System, Birmingham, Ala. Johnston, 51, will assume the post July 1, according to a news release from the system. Ramsey, 67, has held the role since 2007 and will retire at the end of June. Johnston has been with Baptist Health for two decades, most recently serving as VP of finance. … Craig McCoy began May 16 as CEO of Emory Johns Creek (Ga.) Hospital. McCoy, 39, comes to the hospital—part of Emory Healthcare—from Vanguard Health Systems. He most recently was CEO for Vanguard's Paradise Valley Hospital in Phoenix. He replaces John Quinlivan, who left Johns Creek last fall for a position as CEO at Redmond Regional Medical Center, an HCA hospital in Rome, Ga. HCA previously was a joint-venture partner in Johns Creek, and Emory bought its stake last year.
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