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50 Most recent hospital and health system executive moves

As 2018 begins, hospitals and health systems are implementing new improvement plans and setting the tone for the months to come—including a number of senior leadership changes. The healthcare industry is becoming increasingly complex, requiring hospital and health system leaders to have extensive knowledge of the field as well as be able to adapt to new problems quickly as they arise.

C-suite executives in the healthcare industry face a host of challenges, many of which were exacerbated throughout 2017. Healthcare executives combat issues like physician shortages, patient loyalty, and a shortage of technical knowledge regarding electronic health (EHR) systems. Combined with a lack of federal funding, policy changes, and the shift to value-based care, c-level healthcare executives are in a unique position that leaders in other industries may not understand. This gives healthcare administrators special influence in their own industry and beyond.

The following Definitive List contains the 50 most recent c-suite and executive appointments for hospitals and health systems.

2018's top 50 hospital & health system executive moves

NameTitlePrevious EmployerNew EmployerDate of MoveExplore Dataset
1Kevin Abel CEO Lake Chelan Community Hospital North Valley Hospital 2-Apr-18Explore
2Kevin DeRonde CEO Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons Mahaska Health Partnership 19-Feb-18Explore
3Joe Reppert CFO N/A Adventist Health 1-Feb-18Explore
4Michael Dacey, MD Executive VP & Chief Clinical Operations Officer Kent County Memorial Hospital Riverside Health System 22-Jan-18Explore
5Denise Schepici President & CEO MetroWest Medical Center Martha's Vineyard Hospital 16-Jan-18Explore
6Mark Miller COO Lake City Medical Center Grand Strand Medical Center 8-Jan-18Explore
7Helen S. Mayberg, MD Director Emory University School of Medicine Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics at Mount Sinai 8-Jan-18Explore
8Lesley G. Rehak, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC Associate CNO Forbes Hospital Medical Center of Aurora 8-Jan-18Explore
9Christopher Howe, RN CEO Regional Hospital of Scranton Plateau Medical Center 4-Jan-18Explore
10Anthony Tartaglia Chairman of the Board Southern California Gas Company* Valley Presbyterian Hospital 4-Jan-18Explore
11Sharon Thornton President Sun Health Foundation MemorialCare Health System 4-Jan-18Explore
12Harrison Bane President BaneCare Skilled Nursing Facility Good Samaritan Medical Center 4-Jan-18Explore
13Douglas B. Jackson Executive Director of Provider Relations - Acuity Hospital of South Texas 3-Jan-18Explore
14Jamie Ulmer CEO Rural Health Services Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center 3-Jan-18Explore
15Jennifer Maher CEO Sutter Davis Hospital Sutter Roseville Medical Center 2-Jan-18Explore
16Ronnie Ursin, DNB, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE President & CEO Northern Louisiana Medical Center Jennersville Hospital 2-Jan-18Explore
17Donna Richardson, MBA Vice President & Chief Development Officer Lucille Packard Foundation for Children's Health Sheppard Pratt Health System 2-Jan-18Explore
18Brent Antczak CEO Washington County Hospital Palo Alto Community Hospital 2-Jan-18Explore
19Thomas Marchozzi Executive VP & CFO - Lehigh Valley Health Network 1-Jan-18Explore
20Arthur Douville, MD CMO Good Samaritan Hospital St Louise Regional Hospital & O'Connor Hospital 1-Jan-18Explore
21Arthur Lauretano, MD CMO Lowell General Hospital Circle Health 1-Jan-18Explore
22Michael Coyle CEO Coteau des Prairies Hospital and Clinic Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital Early 2018 Explore
23Ann Szapor Vice President & CNO Ocala Regional Medical Center Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital 27-Dec-17Explore
24Jorge F. Hernandez Vice President of Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer Tenet Healthcare Broward Health 27-Dec-17Explore
25Tommy Ibrahim, MD Chief Medical Officer Mercy Health Network Integris Health 27-Dec-17Explore
26Jeffrey Hoelscher Public Affairs Officer N/A Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital 26-Dec-17Explore
27Sarah Colley, JD, MHA, PHR Vice President of Human Resources Regional One Health Baptist Health Care 26-Dec-17Explore
28Andrew K. Ta, MD, MBA Chief Medical Officer South Miami CritiCare Broward Health 26-Dec-17Explore
29Trent Green President Legacy Medical Group Legacy Emanuel Medical Center 24-Dec-17Explore
30Gina Frack CEO Norton County Health Department Norton County Hospital 23-Dec-17Explore
31Cindy Danner CNO N/A Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton 23-Dec-17Explore
32Larry Allen, MD Chief Physician Executive N/A Goshen Health Hospital 23-Dec-17Explore
33Steve Altmiller President & CEO Good Shepherd Health System Camden Clark Medical Center 22-Dec-17Explore
34Courtney Stephenson, MSN, RN Assistant CNO Northside Hospital Medical Center of Trinity 21-Dec-17Explore
35Stephanie Laws, MSN, RN Vice President & Administrator Terre Haute Union Hospital Clinton 21-Dec-17Explore
36Colette Menzel, PhD COO & CFO Corra Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center 20-Dec-17Explore
37Jennifer Schmidt, MSN, RN CNO Tulane Medical Center Lakeview Regional Medical Center 20-Dec-17Explore
38Chris J. Osentowski Chief Development Officer N/A Medical City Plano/Frisco 20-Dec-17Explore
39Amanda Basso CEO Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Crossroads Community Hospital 18-Dec-17Explore
41Trish Baise CEO N/A Franklin Woods Community & Woodridge Hospital 18-Dec-17Explore
42Matthew Schaefer COO Texas Children's Hospital Children's Hospital of New Orleans 18-Dec-17Explore
43Edward Abraham CEO & Executive VP of Health Affairs N/A University of Miami Health System 18-Dec-17Explore
44Kristin McManmon President OhioHealth Ascension Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare 14-Dec-17Explore
45Brad Hull CFO Dale Medical Center Saint Thomas Health 13-Dec-17Explore
46James Raczek, MD CMO Eastern Maine Medical Center UPMC Pinnacle 12-Dec-17Explore
47Lee B. Chaykin CEO HCA East Florida Aventura Hospital & Medical Center 11-Dec-17Explore
48Hannah Gelbs COO West Houston Medical Center Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center 11-Dec-17Explore
49Eric Evans CEO East Houston Regional Medical Center Tomball Regional Medical Center 11-Dec-17Explore
50Kerry Eaton, MS COO Gulf Coast Health Care System Health Quest 8-Dec-17Explore

Fig 1. All data from Definitive Healthcare.


Note: An asterisk ( * ) indicates current or ongoing employment for Board members. N/A indicates the employee remained at the same place of employment. A dash ( - ) indicates no prior employment information was available at the time of publication.

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