Todd Forkel will succeed Ron Jacobson as regional president and CEO of Avera St. Luke's Hospital, Aberdeen, S.D., effective Dec. 19. Jacobson is retiring after 22 years with the hospital, according to an Avera news release. Forkel, 42, currently serves as senior VP of operations of Innovis Health, Fargo, N.D. He held several previous roles at Avera St. Luke's, including VP of clinics, and he also was director of radiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
Avera St. Luke's Hospital hires Todd Forkel as CEO, and other moves
Dr. Tejal Gandhi was named a program director for the Harvard School of Public Health's executive education program Leadership Strategies for Information Technology in Health Care. Gandhi currently is chief quality and patient safety officer for Partners HealthCare System, Boston. Gandhi also is an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Gandhi's age was unavailable. … David Pectol has been named CFO of PerfectServe, Knoxville, Tenn., which develops communications systems for hospitals and clinicians. Pectol, 44, succeeds John Labine, who left PerfectServe for a post at Besco, an electrical services company, also based in Knoxville.
AmeriHealth New Jersey named Erin Lieber as director of marketing and product innovation. Lieber, 31, was promoted to the newly created role from senior product manager. She joined AmeriHealth New Jersey from WellPoint, where she was market strategy manager, the Cranbury, N.J.-based AmeriHealth said in a news release. Lieber will oversee events, marketing, social media and the AmeriHealth website, as well as marketing and product management teams at AmeriHealth.
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