Peter Butler will retire as president of Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center, effective July 1. He will be succeeded by Michael Dandorph, 48, current executive VP and COO. Dandorph's new title will be president and COO.
Butler, 64, has been president since 2010. He joined Rush in 1982 and held several leadership positions before leaving in 1992 to become senior VP and chief administrative officer at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He also held leadership positions at Methodist Hospital System in Houston and Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie, Ill. Butler rejoined Rush in 2004 as executive VP and COO.
Dr. Stephen Lawless has been named senior VP and chief clinical officer at Nemours Children's Health System, based in Jacksonville, Fla.
Lawless, 60, will oversee quality and safety (patient, environmental and associate infection control, clinical outcomes and risk management), as well as the system's clinical management program. He previously served as enterprise VP responsible for quality and safety, and now has additional responsibility for research and academic affairs.