John Whiteside has been named CEO of Los Alamos (N.M.) Medical Center after serving as interim CEO since August. He replaced Feliciano Jiron, who left to become CEO of Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Ariz.
Whiteside, 41, previously was COO of Mercy Regional Medical Center in Ville Platte, La., and Acadian Medical Center in Eunice, La. He also served in other leadership positions, including assistant administrator at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, Fla., and a quality control officer for pharmacy at the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department.
Todd Smith has been named president of Dignity Health's Mercy Medical Center Redding (Calif.), effective Feb. 26. He replaces Mark Korth, who was promoted to chief transformation officer of San Francisco-based Dignity Health. Smith, 56, most recently was president of St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, Calif., also a Dignity facility. Smith has worked at the system for 31 years, initially hired as a radiologic technologist.
William Castle has been named CEO of Huron Medical Center in Bad Axe, Mich., after serving in the role on an interim basis since April 2016. He replaces Jeffrey Longbrake.
Castle had been senior VP of finance and CFO at the medical center before being named to the top job. He joined Huron in 2005 as a senior accountant and was then promoted to controller.