The Gulf Coast division of for-profit hospital chain HCA named Matt Dixon CEO of its Pearland (Texas) Medical Center, which is scheduled to open next year.
Dixon, 41, comes to HCA's Gulf Coast division from the chain's MountainStar unit, where he has served as COO of Salt Lake City-based St. Mark's Hospital since 2006. Utah-based MountainStar also includes hospitals in Idaho and Alaska.
Pearland Medical Center will be the 10th HCA-affiliated hospital in the Houston area when it opens in the fall of 2014.
Richard Floyd will succeed Anthony Armada as president of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill.
Floyd, 59, has been president and CEO of Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill., since 2001. During his tenure, he led the planning and construction of a $325 million replacement hospital completed in 2009. Advocate Health Care acquired Sherman in June.
“Rick's extensive knowledge of hospital operations and outstanding leadership skills will serve him well as leader of one of Advocate's flagship hospitals,” William Santulli, Advocate Health Care's executive VP and COO, said in a news release.
Armada, the top executive at Advocate Lutheran for the past four years, left this fall to become CEO of Swedish Health Services in Seattle.
Arnold Kimmel was hired to replace Seth Warren as CEO of Franciscan St. James Health, a two-campus hospital in Chicago's south suburbs of Chicago Heights and Olympia Fields. St. James' parent, Mishawaka, Ind.-based Franciscan Alliance, is seeking a buyer for the facilities.
Kimmel, who has had a long career as an executive for Chicago-area hospitals, most recently served as CEO of MetroSouth Medical Center in nearby Blue Island, Ill. In 2008, Kimmel helped a private equity firm acquire that struggling hospital from St. Louis-based SSM Health Care. It's now owned by Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems.