Carolyn Scanlan, president and CEO of the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, announced she will retire in December. Scanlan, 64, joined the association 17 years ago. Garry Scheib, chairman of the association, praised Scanlan and said in a news release that the trade group will conduct a national search for her successor. “She took a commitment to healing, health and hope and translated it into concrete, effective advocacy for hospitals—with Pennsylvania's citizens being the ultimate beneficiaries,” he said. In 2007, Scanlan was named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare.
Scanlan, president of Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, retires, and other moves
SSM Health Care-St. Louis has promoted Mindy Manley to VP of surgical services. Manley, 56, served as executive director for surgery and cardiac services and has been with the system's St. Louis division since 2001.
DaVita, Denver, named Jim Hilger as interim CFO to replace Luis Borgen. The appointment is effective immediately. Borgen, who was CFO during DaVita's merger with DSI Renal and a number of investigations concerning its relationships with doctors and Medicare claims for erythropoietin, will become CFO of venture-backed DavidsTea. Hilger steps into the role after serving as chief accounting officer since 2010. He has held a number of finance roles since joining the company in 2005. His age was not provided.
Hospira, a Lake Forest, Ill.-based generic-drug manufacturer, tapped John Elliot as senior VP of operations. Elliot, 60, is a former president and chairman of Cherokee Pharmaceuticals, an active-ingredients manufacturer that was acquired by Merck, and a former senior VP at GlaxoSmithKline. Most recently, he was an operations consultant for drug companies. Elliot will lead global operations efforts such as the company's plant remediation strategies, which includes the development of a 1.1 million-square-foot facility in India. He replaces James Hardy, who resigned this month and has been named chief supply chain officer at Under Armour, a Baltimore-based apparel, footwear and accessories company. … Quest Diagnostics hired Philips Healthcare CEO Steve Rusckowski to lead the Madison, N.J.-based provider of diagnostic testing. Rusckowski, 54, will replace Surya Mohapatra. The company had announced in October that Mohapatra, Quest's chairman and CEO since 2004, would step down within the next six months. Rusckowski has been CEO of Philips Healthcare since 2006. Philips Healthcare said in a separate news release that he will be replaced by Deborah DiSanzo, 52, who has been promoted from CEO of the company's patient-care and clinical informatics business unit. DiSanzo and Rusckowski joined Philips when the company acquired Agilent Technologies' healthcare solutions group in 2001.
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