Michael Garfield has been named senior VP and CEO at Mercy Health Cincinnati. He takes over for John Starcher, who last month was named incoming president and CEO for parent system Mercy Health, also in Cincinnati. Michael Connelly, Mercy Health's current president and CEO, is set to retire on Jan. 31, 2017.
Garfield, 57, has served as COO of Mercy Health Cincinnati since December 2014. Previously, Garfield was a division president at Health Management Associates, Naples, Fla., for two years. He led that system's 13-hospital operations in Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Dr. Robert White was named chief medical information officer at Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Health Network, effective in May.
White has served as associate chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic since 2011. Previously, he was CMIO at Peoria, Ill.-based OSF HealthCare System for six years.