Two top executives at University of Colorado Health, Bruce Schroffel and Rulon Stacey, switched jobs June 1. This past January, the University of Colorado Hospital and Poudre Valley Health System came together as University of Colorado Health under a joint operating agreement that called for Schroffel, 61, the former president and CEO of the UC Hospital, to be president and chairman of the new organization, and for Stacey, 52, who was the president and chief executive of Poudre Valley, to be its CEO. This month, Stacey became president, Schroffel took over as CEO. Stacey is the immediate past chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and he placed 88th on last year's ranking of Modern Healthcare's 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. … Banner Health, Phoenix, promoted Chuck Lehn, CEO of Banner Health Network, to the additional position of senior VP for Banner Health. Lehn, whose age was unavailable, took over the CEO slot this year and reports to Ron Bunnell, executive VP and chief administrative officer at Banner Health. Lehn has been with Banner since 1986. At the network, Lehn is responsible for developing accountable care programs for Banner Health and its affiliated physicians. The network was designed to provide highly coordinated patient care to Medicare beneficiaries and those covered by private insurance. …St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett (Tenn.), part of Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, promoted Jeremy Clark to CEO, effective June 11. Clark, 37, replaces Kem Mullins, who in April joined WellStar Health System as senior VP and president of WellStar Cobb Hospital, Austell, Ga. Clark previously was VP and chief of staff to Tenet President and CEO Trevor Fetter. Before that, he was COO at Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, Fla. … HealthEast Care System, St. Paul, is moving three CEOs to newly created posts, effective July 1, with an eye on the continued growth of the system's accountable care organization. Scott North, CEO of St. John's Hospital in St. Paul, will move into the newly created post of senior VP and president of acute care, responsible for operations at St. John's as well as St. Joseph's Hospital, also in St. Paul, and at Woodwinds Health Campus in Woodbury, Minn., Tom Schmitt, CEO at Woodwinds, will move to the new position of senior VP-ACO, clinics and outpatient services. Cathy Barr, CEO at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, takes on the new role of senior VP-community services and president of Bethesda. Julie Schmidt, the system's chief transformation officer, takes the new title of senior VP and chief administrative officer. Roger Green, VP-strategy, policy, marketing and communications, will retire and end his 38-year stint with the company. The executives' ages were not provided.
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LifeCare Holdings, Plano, Texas, named Stuart Archer COO, effective July 9. Archer previously served as senior VP of market development at LHC Group, Lafayette, La. His nearly 10-year tenure there also included senior VP roles managing the hospice and facilities-based divisions of the company. His age was not provided.
John Figueroa, 49, resigned as CEO of Omnicare, the nation's largest institutional pharmacy provider. Omnicare said in a news release that it named John Workman, 61, Omnicare's president and CFO, as interim CEO. Figueroa, who joined Cincinnati-based Omnicare in 2010, led the company in its failed bid for PharMerica, a rival provider of long-term-care pharmacy. The company dropped the deal in February after the Federal Trade Commission sued to block the hostile takeover, saying the transaction would be anti-competitive and could lead to higher drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries who live in skilled-nursing homes. Omnicare also tapped Nitin Sahney, 49, executive VP and president of specialty care, as COO.
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