Eileen Whalen has been named president and COO of Fletcher Allen Health Care effective in January.
Whalen, 59, will join Burlington, Vt.-based Fletcher Allen from Harborview Medical Center, an academic healthcare facility in Seattle that is part of University of Washington Medicine. Whalen, a nurse by background, has more than 35 years of healthcare experience and most recently served as Harborview's executive director. Dr. John Brumsted has carried dual roles as president and CEO of Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont's only academic medical center, and Fletcher Allen Partners, the parent multihospital network. He now will serve exclusively as CEO of Fletcher Allen Partners. Whalen will run day-to-day operations of Fletcher Allen Health Care.
Vidant Health, Greenville, N.C., has promoted Brian Floyd to president of Vidant Medical Center.
Floyd, 41, previously served as Vidant Medical Center's executive VP, handling daily operations. He has been with the system for nine years. He replaces Steve Lawler, who will move to a corporate position within Vidant Health.
Not-for-profit Vidant was most recently in the news for its decision to shut down Vidant Pungo Hospital, a critical-access facility in the small town of Belhaven, N.C. Vidant cited the hospital's financial troubles and offered to build a multispecialty clinic in its place.