Intermountain Healthcare names A. Marc Harrison incoming CEO
Intermountain Healthcare has selected A. Marc Harrison, MD, 52, as the new president and CEO when Charles W. Sorenson, 64, retires on October 15, 2016, according to the Board of Trustees.
Harrison most recently held positions as chief of International Business Development for Cleveland Clinic, headquartered in Ohio, and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, which is a multi-specialty hospital and part of Mubadala Healthcare’s network of world-class healthcare facilities.
John Lacy is New Chief Human Resources Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health
John Lacy has been named chief human resources officer at Baylor Scott & White Health. Lacy oversees all human resource functions for the largest not-for-profit health system in Texas.
Prior to joining Baylor Scott & White Health, Lacy had been vice president of human resources for Memphis-based Baptist Memorial Health Care since 2011. He was senior vice president of human resources for Methodist Health System in Dallas from 2007 to 2011.
SMH hires New Chief Operating Officer
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has hired Lorrie Liang, a senior healthcare executive from Maryland, as its new Chief Operating Officer.
Liang, who currently serves as vice president of the not-for-profit LifeBridge Health System/Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, will assume her new leadership role at Sarasota Memorial on Feb. 16.
SelectHealth CEO Pat Richards named “CEO of the Year”
Great teams need great leaders. Each year, Utah Business magazine recognizes the state’s top CEOs—those who have provided leadership, vision, and clear-headed strategy for their organizations. This year, our own Pat Richards was recognized as “CEO of the Year.”
The recognition could not have come at a more appropriate time. Under Pat’s leadership, SelectHealth has expanded into new product lines and geographic locations.
Children’s Medical Center Plano appoints Michael Wiggins as new administrator
Children’s Health has announced the appointment of Michael Wiggins as senior vice president, administrator for Children’s Medical Center Plano.
The announcement was made by Doug Hock, president and chief operating officer for the hospital and executive vice president, clinical services for Children’s Health. Hock said Wiggins will start at Children’s Medical Center Plano this week.
Wiggins will be responsible for the implementation of the Children’s Health strategic plan at the Plano campus and will direct the hospital’s day-to-day operations work of world-class healthcare facilities.
Conner appointed CFO at Reading Health System
Gary Conner has been appointed senior VP and CFO at Reading Health System in West Reading, Pa.
Before joining Reading, Conner was executive VP and CFO at Southcoast Health System in New Bedford, Mass. He also served as CFO at Duarte, Calif-based City of Hope cancer center, in addition to various senior-level positions at Hospital Corporation of America and Catholic Healthcare West, now known as Dignity Health.
Amox named CEO at El Paso Children’s Hospital
El Paso Children's Hospital has named Mark Amox, a top administrator with UF Health Shands Children's Hospital in Florida, as its new CEO.
The appointment was approved by the University Medical Center of El Paso Board of Managers. Amox now serves as administrator and chief operating officer of the University of Florida hospital. Ron Acton, El Paso Children's Hospital's board chairman, said "Mark brings over 15 years in pediatric hospital administration, along with teaching hospital experience. We are very excited.”
Fournier is new Human Resources VP at Intermountain
Joseph E. Fournier, JD, MHA, has been named vice president of Human Resources and chief Human Resources officer at Intermountain Healthcare. Fournier will be joining Intermountain January 30, 2017.
Most recently he held the position of chief Human Resources officer for the University of Michigan Health System. Fournier holds a law degree from Suffolk University Law School, a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Worcester State University and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Providence College.
Bridger takes new Public Health Director position
Colleen Bridger will take a new position as Public Health Director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.
In the past, she has led the Orange County Health Department for more than five years, implementing such programs as the comprehensive Smoke-Free Public Places Rule, the Family Success Alliance anti-poverty program, the town-gown high-risk alcohol collaborative, and overdose prevention and harm reduction projects. Her new role in the nation’s seventh largest city health department will begin on March 6.
Need To Know:
Steve Love runs the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, a group that works to unite 75 member-hospitals that collectively generate 240,000 jobs in the area.
"In most areas of the country, such councils don’t exist. This keeps hospitals ultra-competitive and makes it difficult for them to tackle common problems," Love says. "Each battles for its own interests, regardless of how it affects the community. Here, there’s more cooperation. I am honored to be the president and CEO,” he says. “I have learned a great deal. In the North Texas area, we are blessed.”
Parks announced as President/CEO at Covenant
The Covenant Health System board of directors announced that Richard Parks will become the new president and CEO of Covenant Health System.
Parks comes to Lubbock from Jackson, Tenn. where he served as the president and CEO of West Tennessee Healthcare and his career in health care system leadership spans 27 years, including 11 years at the CEO level. David Seim, Chairman of Covenant’s board said. “He will be a wonderful CEO and inspirational leader for Covenant as well as an equally impressive community advocate for West Texas.”
Webster announces retirement from Odessa Medical Center Health System
CEO William "Bill" Webster announced that he will retire in Jan. 2018 on his 66th birthday. Webster has been in the medical field for more than 40 years and has worked with Medical Center Hospital for 17 years. He is proud of Medical Center Hospital's recognition for quality care and centers of excellence by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas with Blue Distinction for cardiac care, knee and hip replacement, maternity services and bariatric surgery. Webster stated "This is a good time to pass the baton to someone that will approach this position with fresh energy and carry the mission forward." In retirement, he plans to travel and move to Arizona with his family. The Ector County Hospital District board has engaged Southerland Partners to conduct an executive search for Webster’s successor.