Dr. Paul Whelton plans to step down as president and CEO of Loyola University Health System, Maywood, Ill., effective June 30, when the system is expected to become part of Trinity Health, Novi, Mich. Whelton, 64, joined Loyola in February 2007 and is credited with stemming losses through a program of cost reductions and operating improvements. Dr. Richard Gamelli, 62, the current dean of Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine, was named senior VP and provost of health sciences, a restructured division that will include the university's medical and nursing schools, as well as its healthcare workforce and research institutes. Whelton, an epidemiologist, plans to dedicate his time to his family and conducting research for the National Institutes of Health. …
Whelton to step down as Loyola head, and other moves
Adventist Health, Roseville, Calif., named Bill Wing senior VP for system performance and strategy. Wing, 44, is scheduled to assume the role June 1 and replaces Scott Reiner, who has been promoted to executive VP and COO. Wing comes to Adventist from Cerner Corp., where he was senior VP for RevWorks, the revenue cycle division of the Kansas City, Mo.-based healthcare software company. He previously held various leadership positions for Florida Hospital, Orlando. … Kim Malinky plans to retire in August as president and CEO of Canonsburg (Pa.) General Hospital after working for the hospital for 27 years. Malinky, 50, was named CEO of the hospital, part of West Penn Allegheny Health System, in 2003. … Douglas Arnold was named CEO of Helen Keller Hospital, Sheffield, Ala. Arnold, 59, will succeed Bill Anderson, who served as president and CEO of the hospital for 11 years. Anderson announced his resignation in January. The hospital's board offered Arnold the position this month and officials announced the appointment May 24. He is expected to start in July. Arnold most recently served as CEO of Northwest Health System, a Northwest Arkansas division of Brentwood, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems. … Joe Johnson is leaving his post as president and CEO of Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange City, Fla., on May 31. Johnson, 49, is set to become COO of University Community Hospital in Tampa, Fla., after 13 years in Orange City. The Tampa hospital is part of University Community Health, which merged last year with the parent of Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Adventist Health System, Winter Park, Fla., Johnson's employer since 1984. His successor has not been named.
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