Category: Hospital Executive Moves

Kansas system names CEO

SCK Health, based in Arkansas City, Kan., has named Leonard Hernandez its next CEO, the Courier Traveler reported Nov. 30. 

Emory names health system academic chief, medical school dean

Atlanta-based Emory University has named Sandra Wong, MD, chief academic officer of Emory Healthcare and dean of Emory University School of Medicine. 

Ascension hospital president steps down amid nurse strikes

Chris Shride, president of Ascension Saint Joseph-Joliet (Ill.), has resigned from his role — just over a week after nurses at the hospital completed their second strike in three months. 

UAMS names dean

The Little Rock-based University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has selected Steven Webber, MD, to lead as executive vice chancellor and dean of the College of Medicine. 

Penn State Health adds new C-suite role

Hershey, Pa.-based Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine have added a new position to their executive board: a chief clinical and academic integration officer.  

Duke taps Mass General exec for 3 leadership roles

Gregory Pauly was selected as group president of acute care services for Duke University Health System; president of Duke University Hospital; and vice dean for clinical and academic Integration at Duke University School of Medicine.

A year of C-suite layoffs, streamlining

Hospital C-suites face tough decisions as they focus on key areas such as quality, growth and strategy to ensure long-term success. These decisions range from service cuts to streamlining leadership structures. 

Washington system names CEO

Ettore Palazzo, MD, was named CEO of Kirkland, Wash.-based EvergreenHealth.

New York health system CEO to step down

Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, N.Y., will undergo a CEO change at year’s end as Tommy Ibrahim, MD, exits the top role. 

Christus system names COO

Beaumont-based Christus Southeast Texas Health System has named Kevin Parsley chief operating officer, Beaumont Enterprise reported Nov. 29.