Sutter Health, Sacramento, Calif., named Sarah Krevans as COO with oversight of Sutter's five Northern California regions and its home health and hospice services. Krevans, 53, will begin in the position in January and currently is president of Sutter Health's Sacramento Sierra Region. The COO slot has been open since its current president and CEO, Pat Fry, left the position in 2005.
Sutter Health names Sarah Krevans COO, and other moves
The system kept the position open to wait until a governance and management reorganization was completed, and until the regulatory environment became clearer, according to a spokesman. Krevans' responsibilities will include multibillion-dollar construction projects, which include replacement hospitals in Castro Valley, Oakland, Sacramento and Santa Rosa, according to Sutter, as well as a $300 million administrative cost-cutting effort already taking place, according to a news release. … St. Joseph Health System, Orange, Calif., lifted the interim tag off Kenneth McFarland's president and CEO titles at Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, Calif., roles he assumed in May after the resignation of Peter Bastone. McFarland, 50, had been the hospital's CFO since 1998. Bastone announced his resignation in April after 15 years with Mission and since has become interim CEO of Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s Doctors Medical Center, Modesto, Calif. … Jerry Senne resigned as president of Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, Fla., which is part of Health First health system, Rockledge, Fla. Senne was replaced on an interim basis by Holmes' COO, Judy Killebrew, according to a spokesman, who declined to comment regarding Senne's reason for resigning. Health First this summer named former SSM Health Care executive Steven Johnson president and CEO. … RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Brentwood, Tenn., hired Michael Browder as its executive VP and CFO, according to a news release. Browder, 49, most recently was CEO of Nashville-based Essent Healthcare, which RegionalCare acquired earlier this month. Browder had worked for Essent since 2001, joining the company as executive VP and CFO. He took on the CEO duties on an interim basis in November 2007 before being named permanent CEO in March 2008. Previously, Browder was senior VP and CFO of not-for-profit TMC HealthCare, Tucson, Ariz., and VP of operations finance for investor-owned Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla. … Indiana University Health named Dr. Jeff Sperring president and CEO of its Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis. Sperring succeeds interim leader Marilyn Cox, who will return to her role as chief nursing officer and senior VP for nursing and patient-care services at Riley. Sperring, 42, joined IU Health in 2002. He was director of the pediatric hospitalist program for the system's Methodist's Children's Pavilion, which is part of the Riley Children's Health Partnership, and then associate CMO at Riley before becoming CMO in 2009. … CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, N.J., named Dr. Jack Dworkin VP of medical affairs and CMO. Dworkin, 55, replaces Dr. Benjamin Weinstein, who is retiring after 32 years at the center, which is part of CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold. Dworkin is certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases and will leave his practice to take the position, according to a spokeswoman. He has been chairman of the hospital's medical staff quality improvement committee since 2009, according to a CentraState news release.
Dr. Barbara Atkinson announced that she will leave her dual posts as executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. She said a search for a new dean will begin immediately but that she will stay on as executive vice chancellor until December 2013 to ensure a smooth transition and to finish work on initiatives such as obtaining a National Cancer Institute designation, opening a school of public health and expanding the medical school. Atkinson, 69, became executive dean Aug. 1, 2002, and took the executive vice chancellor post Jan. 1, 2005.
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