Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla., hired Michael Garfield to be market CEO for the company's Tennova Healthcare in Knoxville, Tenn. Garfield, 52, most recently worked as a division VP with Community Health Systems, Franklin, Tenn., overseeing 12 hospitals in the Midwest and Southeast. Garfield also has worked for Nashville-based HCA as a CEO and COO of hospitals in middle Tennessee. Health Management acquired its Knoxville system from Catholic Health Partners, Cincinnati, on Oct. 1 and renamed it Tennova Healthcare. … Allina Hospitals & Clinics promoted Dr. Ben Bache-Wiig to president of its flagship facility, Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Bache-Wiig, 54, had been Abbott Northwestern's VP of medical affairs since July 2009. He succeeds Jeff Peterson, who was promoted to the post of executive VP of Allina's hospital division this year, according to an Allina news release. Previously, Bache-Wiig practiced at Allina's North Clinic in Robbinsdale, Minn. … Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, promoted John Grah to be CEO of Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, effective Oct. 24, according to a news release. Grah, 49, has worked for Tenet since 2009 in El Paso, Texas, most recently as COO of Providence Memorial Hospital, a campus that also includes a children's hospital. Grah also has worked as a hospital executive for Scripps Health in San Diego and Appalachian Regional Healthcare in Lexington, Ky. … Freeman Health System, Joplin, Mo., named Paula Baker to succeed Gary Duncan as president and CEO. In August, the hospital announced Duncan's retirement after 15 years as CEO. Baker, Freeman's chief clinical officer since 2008, will assume the role of CEO on Jan. 1, according to a news release. Baker, 53, previously held several executive positions at the Ozark Center, Freeman's behavioral health division, including chief executive for seven years. During her tenure, she developed the Ozark Center for Autism. … John Shelton Jr. will return to DeKalb Medical in Decatur, Ga., as the system's new CEO in November. Shelton previously served as executive VP and COO for DeKalb. He left the system in March for the same post at Infirmary Health, Mobile, Ala. At Dekalb he replaces Eric Norwood, who resigned last month after nine years with the system, eight as CEO. … Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vt., promoted Dr. Stephen Leffler to CMO. Leffler, 47, had been the hospital's medical director for the emergency department and president of the medical staff. In his role as CMO, he is responsible for medical staff affairs, the system's James M. Jeffords Institute for Quality and Operational Effectiveness, technology management and ethics, according to a news release. He also will be involved with strategic planning. Leffler replaces Dr. John Brumsted, who was named interim president and CEO of the hospital this year following the departure of Dr. Melinda Estes to St. Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Mo., a Fletcher Allen spokesman said. … Robert Sloan plans to retire in July 2012 after 26 years as president and CEO of Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Sloan, 65, joined the hospital in 1985 and presided over the expansion and improvement of clinical services, technology and facilities, according to a news release. In November 2010, Sibley became part of Johns Hopkins Medicine. Sloan intends to remain involved in the system as a senior adviser to Johns Hopkins and the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, according to the release.
Michael Garfield named CEO of Tennova Healthcare
Dell Corp., Plano, Texas, named Dr. Andrew Litt CMO. Litt, 54, previously ran his own consulting company, Litt Healthcare Ventures, in Garrison, N.Y. He will work with Dell's healthcare solutions business and report to August Calhoun, VP of Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences Services. Litt, a neuroradiologist, previously served as executive VP, vice dean and chief of staff of New York University Langone Medical Center. At Dell he replaces Dr. Harry Greenspun, who left this year to join the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.
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