Central Georgia Health System and the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, named Ninfa Saunders president and CEO, effective Oct. 1. Saunders, 60, replaces Don Faulk, who is retiring after 39 years with the medical center. Saunders was most recently president and COO of Virtua Health, Marlton, N.J., a position she left in February. She has also served on Gov. Roy Barnes' Georgia Cancer Coalition, which was created to develop regional centers of excellence for cancer prevention, treatment and research. … The Capella-St. Thomas health system, Nashville, appointed Susan Conley CEO of two of its facilities, DeKalb Community Hospital, Smithville, Tenn., and Stones River Hospital, Woodbury, Tenn. Conley, 56, replaces Bill Little, who in June became CEO of Highlands Medical Center, Sparta, Tenn. Conley most recently was CEO of Summit Medical Center, Van Buren, Ark. DeKalb and Stones River are part of a joint venture between for-profit system Capella Healthcare, Franklin, Tenn., and Nashville-based St. Thomas Health. … Dr. Erin DuPree was named chief medical officer of Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. DuPree succeeds Dr. Ira Nash, who was appointed medical director of physician and ambulatory network service for North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, Great Neck, N.Y. DuPree most recently was Mount Sinai's VP for patient safety, deputy CMO and vice chair of quality for obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences. She also was recently named one of 73 Innovation Advisors selected by the CMS Innovation Center to help test new models of healthcare delivery. Her age was not provided. … Scripps Health, San Diego, named Dr. James LaBelle chief medical officer and corporate senior VP. LaBelle, 55, will keep his current duties as the system's corporate VP for quality medical management and physician co-management and will assume the CMO role Jan. 1 from Dr. Brent Eastman, who is retiring.
Central Georgia Health System names Saunders president and CEO, and other moves
Kimberly Horn, former president and CEO of Priority Health, was named president of Kaiser Permanente's Mid-Atlantic States region, based in Rockville, Md. Horn, 52, resigned from Spectrum Health-owned Priority Health in March. Horn had been CEO of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Priority Health for about 15 years. At Kaiser, she replaces Marilyn Kawamura, 60, who announced her early retirement in January. Horn will oversee a division that has opened three multi-specialty medical centers since 2011 and expects to open another in April 2013.
Omnicare, the Cincinnati-based institutional pharmacy provider, named John Workman CEO. Workman, 61, has been serving as interim CEO since June, when John Figueroa resigned. He previously was president and CFO. Omnicare also said Nitin Sahney has been named president, in addition to his current role as COO, and Robert Kraft was promoted to CFO. The company this month said it had promoted Steven Skwara to chief compliance officer.
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