The Medical Device Innovation Consortium in Minneapolis named William Murray president and CEO, effective Aug. 12. MDIC is a public-private partnership between the Food and Drug Administration and the medical device industry. Murray, 52, most recently served as CEO of Envoy Medical, which produces a fully implanted active middle-ear hearing device. Murray succeeds interim Executive Director Dale Wahlstrom, who will continue to serve on MDIC's board of directors, and who will return to his full-time role as president and CEO of LifeScience Alley and The BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota.
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Dr. Larry Wolk was named executive director and chief medical officer of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, effective Sept. 16. During the past year, Wolk served as CEO of the Denver-based Colorado Regional Health Information Organization. He's also a clinical professor in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Wolk replaces Dr. Chris Urbina, who retired in June. … The San Francisco Department of Public Health named Bill Kim CIO. Kim, whose age wasn't provided, spent four years as director of information technology for Dignity Health's San Francisco market. The San Francisco Department of Public Health includes two hospitals, and the IT department has an annual budget of about $60 million with more than 150 employees, according to the job description.
Mayo Clinic named Jeff Bolton to succeed Shirley Weis as the system's VP of administration and chief administrative officer this fall. Bolton, 57, had been Mayo's CFO since 2002. He will work with Weis for the next few months and then assume her role Nov. 15. The chief administrative officer works closely with Mayo President and CEO Dr. John Noseworthy to coordinate the strategy of the Rochester, Minn.-based institution, which has 23 hospitals in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Arizona, Florida and Georgia. Before joining Mayo, Bolton was VP for business and planning and CFO at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Weis announced in April that she planned to retire after spending 18 years with the organization. … LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn., named Leif Murphy CFO, effective Sept. 14. Murphy, 45, joined LifePoint in 2011 from dialysis services provider DSI Renal, where he was president and CEO. Murphy has been serving LifePoint as executive VP and chief development officer. Murphy replaces LifePoint's current CFO Jeffrey Sherman, 47, who is leaving the company. LifePoint also recently hired J. Reginald Hill as its chief compliance officer, effective Aug. 1. Hill, 58, had been serving in the role on an interim basis for several months after 30 years in healthcare law at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis in Nashville. … Nashville-based hospital chain HCA hired Dr. Jim Jirjis as chief health information officer. Jirjis, 45, most recently served as Vanderbilt University Medical Center's chief medical information officer, and he was a lead developer of the medical center's MyHealthatVanderbilt Patient Web Portal, its electronic medical records system, and an automated clinical note communication system for Vanderbilt's physicians. He has also been an assistant professor in Vanderbilt's department of biomedical informatics. … Banner Health hired Ryan L. Smith as senior VP and CIO. Smith, now assistant VP of IT operations at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, begins the job at Phoenix-based Banner on Oct. 1, succeeding retiring CIO, Mike Warden.
Accretive Health, Chicago, appointed Sean Orr as CFO and treasurer, effective Aug. 26. John Staton, who held those positions since 2005, will remain with the company as senior VP, provider business solutions. Orr, 59, was senior VP and CFO of energy logistics company Maxum Petroleum from July to December 2012. He previously owned a consulting firm focused on mergers and acquisitions.
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