Patrick Muldoon was hired as president of UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Mass., effective Aug. 26. Muldoon, 58, was named to his first CEO position at age 28, and has since led hospitals and health systems in Michigan, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Muldoon is president and CEO of UMass Memorial Health Care's Leominster, Mass.-based Health Alliance Hospitals and is chairman of the Massachusetts Hospital Association. At the UMass flagship hospital in Worcester, he fills a vacancy created when Dr. Walter Ettinger resigned in 2011.
Muldoon hired as president of UMass Memorial Medical Center and other moves
Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners hired Dr. Craig Samitt as executive VP of its HealthCare Partners division, which manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico. Pending board approval, Samitt, 49, will succeed Dr. Robert Margolis as CEO of the division. Margolis, 67, was CEO of Torrance, Calif.-based HealthCare Partners when the renal-care giant bought the company in 2012. He will transition out of his executive role in mid-2014 but will retain his position as co-chairman of the DaVita HealthCare Partners board. Samitt previously was president and CEO of Dean Health Systems in Madison, Wis.
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