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Ascension Health, St. Louis, lifted the interim tag off James Beckmann's title, making him president and CEO for Carondelet Health Network, its four-hospital group in Tucson, Ariz.
Beckmann, 48, has served in that role on an interim basis since October. He succeeds Ruth Brinkley, who moved in October to an advocacy post in Washington. Ascension officials also gave her a new title, “executive in residence,” and called the move a promotion.