National Surgical Hospitals, Chicago, named its CFO, Bryan Fisher, president and COO. Fisher takes the president slot from John Rex-Waller, who will retain his title of CEO at the for-profit surgical hospital and ambulatory surgical center company. Jim Grant, current COO, will remain an executive VP until his planned retirement in February 2012, according to a company news release. David Watson, previously senior VP and CFO for Community Education Centers, was named CFO at National Surgical, which declined to provide ages.
Fisher named president, COO at National Surgical Hospitals, and other moves
Charles Neumann was chosen to replace Jeffrey Norman as president and CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Md. Neumann, expected to start Aug. 23, previously served as senior VP of operations for Bon Secours Health System in Marriottsville, Md. Most recently, he worked for FTI Healthcare, a consulting firm, in Boston. Norman joined St. Joseph Medical Center in 2009 after three executives, including then-president and CEO John Tolmie, resigned amid a federal investigation into St. Joseph's relationship with a cardiology group; St. Joseph, which is owned by Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, agreed in 2010 to pay $22 million to settle the matter without admitting liability. Norman announced plans to leave St. Joseph Medical Center in July. … MetroHealth System, Cleveland, promoted Daniel Lewis, 57, to the new post of chief administrative officer. Lewis joined the system in 2007 as VP and chief human resources officer. MetroHealth is consolidating several areas, and Lewis' new job includes overseeing human resources, information and protective services, as well as call center operations. … Daniel Beck joined Edward Hospital & Health Services, Naperville, Ill., as VP of legal affairs and general counsel. Beck, 42, joined Edward on Aug. 1 and for the previous five years was a VP and regional counsel for Cleveland-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio, according to a news release. He filled a vacancy created when Nanette Bufalino left in January to become chief legal officer for Adventist Midwest Health, Hinsdale, Ill. …
James Meyer, longtime president and CEO of MedCentral Health System, Mansfield, Ohio, will retire next year. Meyer, 67, has spent 33 years with the health system, which announced his departure effective in May 2012. He joined Mansfield General Hospital in 1978 as an executive VP and has overseen the formation and expansion of the system since assuming the top leadership role at Mansfield General in 1985. Mansfield merged with Shelby (Ohio) Memorial Hospital in 1996 to become MedCentral. The system, which hopes to name a new CEO in 2012, formed a committee to search for a successor and will consider internal candidates.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri, St. Louis, named Steve Martenet its new president, effective Sept. 1. Martenet, 45, currently is president and general manager of specialty business for the insurer's parent, WellPoint, Indianapolis. Martenet also previously was president of Milwaukee-based Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin. He replaces Dennis Matheis, who was promoted to VP of exchange strategies for WellPoint.
VHA, the national healthcare purchasing network based in Irving, Texas, named Peter Csapo to the post of CFO. Csapo, most recently CFO and VP of customer operations at Newton, Mass.-based McKesson Health Solutions, was expected to start Aug. 22, according to a VHA news release. He replaces Byron Jobe, who has served as interim CFO since he was named executive VP of service and delivery for VHA. In his new role, Csapo is responsible for accounting, finance, treasure, internal audit and managed information services activities at VHA. His age was not provided.
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