Wayne Lindstrom has been named president and CEO of Mental Health America, Alexandria, Va., a community-based network advocating for mental health. Lindstrom, 65, replaces David Shern, 61, who announced in December his plans to retire. Lindstrom previously was CEO of Crossroads, a behavioral health organization in Mentor, Ohio.
Kathleen Gorman named new COO of Children's National Medical Center, and other moves
Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., has named Kathleen Gorman COO and executive VP of patient-care services. Gorman, 45, will start in the newly created post this fall. She moves on from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she has served as senior VP of patient-care services and chief nursing officer. It will be a return to Children's National for Gorman; she left the medical center in 2009 after having served as VP of quality and support services. … Daviess Community Hospital, Washington, Ind., has named David Bixler CEO. Bixler, 58, will start Sept. 1. He replaces Gary Kendrick, who left in July 2011. Since then, John Rossfeld has served as interim CEO. Rossfeld recently accepted the CEO position at Newman Regional Health, Emporia, Kan. Bixler will leave his post as president and CEO of Rutherford Regional Health Medical Center, Rutherfordton, N.C. … Williamson Medical Center, Franklin, Tenn., named Don Webb CEO following the June 30 retirement of Dennis Miller. Webb, who had been serving as interim CEO since Miller retired, joined the medical center in 1985 and held the CFO post for the past 16 years. … Odette Bolano was named acting president and CEO of St. Joseph Health System, Bryan, Texas. She replaces Tony Pfitzer, who left in May for undisclosed reasons. Bolano, 52, previously was executive VP and COO for Carondelet Health Network, Tucson, Ariz. Carondelet is part of St. Louis-based Ascension Health. Bolano had been named to the Carondelet COO position just over a year ago. … Tristar Centennial, Nashville, the flagship hospital of for-profit system HCA, is searching for a new CEO following the retirement announcement of Thomas Herron, who will step down on Dec. 31. Herron, 60, has held the CEO position since 2006.
St. Luke's Health System, Kansas City, Mo., has appointed Katherine Howell to the newly created position of senior VP and chief nurse executive. Howell, a registered nurse, currently is CEO of St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, Kan. She will start her new job in September but will continue as hospital CEO until a replacement is named. Howell joined St. Luke's Health System in 2001 and in 2009 was named CEO of St. Luke's South. … Cleveland-based University Hospitals named John Foley CIO and Peter Brumleve chief marketing officer. Foley, whose age was not provided, replaces Mary Alice Annecharico, who left in December to be senior VP and CIO at the Henry Ford System in Detroit. Foley had worked at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh as CIO since 2008. Brumleve, 57, assumes a newly created role at University Hospitals. He most recently served as chief marketing officer and chief strategy officer for Scott & White in Temple, Texas. … HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala., promoted Barb Jacobsmeyer to president of the central region, effective Sept. 1. Jacobsmeyer replaces Terry Maxhimer, who is retiring. Jacobsmeyer previously was CEO of the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. … HCA's Kingwood Medical Center, Houston, named Dan Davis CFO. Davis replaces Bryan Lee, who left Kingwood to become CFO of HCA's Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas. Davis, whose age was unavailable, was senior VP and CFO at Rapides Healthcare System in Alexandria, La. Lee's age also was unavailable. … Boston-based Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization has promoted Dr. Michael Wagner to president and CEO, effective Sept. 1. Wagner succeeds Eric Beyer, who took over as president and CEO of Tufts Medical Center in Boston last October. Wagner, 53, was appointed Tufts Medical Center's CMO in 2011 and chief of internal medicine and adult primary care in 2008. … Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, announced the appointment of Dr. Craig Bunnell as chief medical officer. Bunnell, whose age wasn't provided, was promoted from associate CMO, a post he has held since 2008. Bunnell replaces Dr. Lawrence Shulman, who was named director of the newly created department of regional strategy development.
The Colorado Regional Health Information Organization has named Dr. Larry Wolk CEO of the Denver-based not-for-profit. Wolk is a clinical professor in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and recently served as COO of Correctional Healthcare Companies. He also has held roles as senior medical director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado and Prudential Healthcare of Colorado and was a senior executive with Cigna HealthCare, according to a CORHIO news release.
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