Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H., named Dr. James Weinstein CEO, a position that has been reorganized to include the leadership of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic.
Dr. James Weinstein named CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and other moves
Weinstein also was tapped as president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, the Lebanon-based holding company for the three facilities. The consolidation of the leadership positions at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic is “designed to streamline the leadership structure and allow the organization to best meet the needs of the patients and communities it serves,” according to a news release. Weinstein, 61, has been president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic since 2010. Dr. Thomas Colacchio, previously president of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, is returning to his practice as an oncological surgeon, and Nancy Formella, who has served as president of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital since 2006, was named an executive adviser to the board. Colacchio, who previously announced plans to return to clinical practice in 2012, is expected to step down Nov. 14. The appointments were effective Nov. 1. …
University of Southern California Health hired University of California San Diego Health System CEO Thomas Jackiewicz as its new senior VP and CEO. Jackiewicz, 53, will start at USC in the newly created post Jan. 1 in Los Angeles. Jackiewicz, who also serves as associate vice chancellor of UCSD Health Sciences, has served as CEO of UCSD Health System since 2009. He joined UCSD in 2001, and previously was CFO and associate vice chancellor of finance and administration. … LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn., hired a California hospital executive to lead its Los Alamos (N.M.) Medical Center. Feliciano Jiron, 38, is joining the Los Alamos hospital from Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital, San Andreas, Calif., where he has been president and CEO since 2007. … Kathryn Raethel was named president and CEO of Castle Medical Center, an Adventist Health hospital in Kailua, Hawaii. Raethel, 58, is VP of patient care services at Castle and has worked for the hospital for 11 years. She is a registered nurse and previously was VP of professional services and COO at Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, Calif. She begins her new role Dec. 5.
Dr. Edward “Ted” Shortliffe plans to step down as president and CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association to pursue other interests. In an e-mail to AMIA members, Shortliffe, 64, wrote that he will continue in his role while the organization transitions to new leadership but will reduce his time commitment starting in January 2012. Shortliffe was named to the post in September 2008 and started in July 2009, succeeding Dr. Don Detmer, who retired. Shortliffe, an internist, recently became an adjunct professor of biomedical informatics at Columbia University, New York. Before that, he was a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center's School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston, and he was the founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Phoenix campus. He served on President Bill Clinton's Information Technology Advisory Committee from 1997 to 2001.
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