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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 

  Name Title Previous Employer New Employer Date of Move

1.

Kevin Abel

CEO

Lake Chelan Community Hospital

North Valley Hospital

April 2, 2018

2.

Kevin DeRonde

CEO

Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons

Mahaska Health Partnership

Feb 19, 2018

3.

Joe Reppert

CFO

N/A

Adventist Health

Feb 1, 2018

4.

Michael Dacey, MD

Executive VP & Chief Clinical Operations Officer

Kent County Memorial Hospital

Riverside Health System

Jan 22, 2018

5.

Denise Schepici

President & CEO

MetroWest Medical Center

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital

Jan 16, 2018

6.

Mark Miller

COO

Lake City Medical Center

Grand Strand Medical Center

Jan 8, 2018

7.

Helen S. Mayberg, MD

Director

Emory University School of Medicine

Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics at Mount Sinai

Jan 8, 2018

8.

Lesley G. Rehak, MSN, RN, CCRN-CSC

Associate CNO

Forbes Hospital

Medical Center of Aurora

Jan 8, 2018

9.

Christopher Howe, RN

CEO

Regional Hospital of Scranton

Plateau Medical Center

Jan 4, 2018

10.

Anthony Tartaglia

Chairman of the Board

Southern California Gas Company*

Valley Presbyterian Hospital

Jan 4, 2018

11.

Sharon Thornton

President

Sun Health Foundation

MemorialCare Health System

Jan 4, 2018

12.

Harrison Bane

President

BaneCare Skilled Nursing Facility

Good Samaritan Medical Center

Jan 4, 2018

13.

Douglas B. Jackson

Executive Director of Provider Relations

-

Acuity Hospital of South Texas

Jan 3, 2018

14.

Jamie Ulmer

CEO

Rural Health Services

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center

Jan 3, 2018

15.

Jennifer Maher

CEO

Sutter Davis Hospital

Sutter Roseville Medical Center

Jan 2, 2018

16.

Ronnie Ursin, DNB, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE

President & CEO

Northern Louisiana Medical Center

Jennersville Hospital

Jan 2, 2018

17.

Donna Richardson, MBA

Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health

Sheppard Pratt Health System

Jan 2, 2018

18.

Brent Antczak

CEO

Washington County Hospital

Palo Alto Community Hospital

Jan 2, 2018

19.

Thomas Marchozzi

Executive VP & CFO

-

Lehigh Valley Health Network

Jan 1, 2018

20.

Arthur Douville, MD

CMO

Good Samaritan Hospital

St Louise Regional Hospital & O’Connor Hospital

Jan 1, 2018

21.

Arthur Lauretano, MD

CMO

Lowell General Hospital

Circle Health

Jan 1, 2018

22.

Michael Coyle

CEO

Coteau des Prairies Hospital and Clinic

Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital

Early 2018

23.

Ann Szapor

Vice President & CNO

Ocala Regional Medical Center

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital

Dec 27, 2017

24.

Jorge F. Hernandez

Vice President of Supply Chain & Chief Procurement Officer

Tenet Healthcare

Broward Health

Dec 27, 2017

25.

Tommy Ibrahim, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Mercy Health Network

Integris Health

Dec 27, 2017

26.

Jeffrey Hoelscher

Public Affairs Officer

N/A

Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital

Dec 26, 2017

27.

Sarah Colley, JD, MHA, PHR

Vice President of Human Resources

Regional One Health

Baptist Health Care

Dec 26, 2017

28.

Andrew K. Ta, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer

South Miami CritiCare

Broward Health

Dec 26, 2017

29.

Trent Green

President

Legacy Medical Group

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

Dec 24, 2017

30.

Gina Frack

CEO

Norton County Health Department

Norton County Hospital

Dec 23, 2017

31.

Cindy Danner

CNO

N/A

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

Dec 23, 2017

32.

Larry Allen, MD

Chief Physician Executive

N/A

Goshen Health Hospital

Dec 23, 2017

33.

Steve Altmiller

President & CEO

Good Shepherd Health System

Camden Clark Medical Center

Dec 22, 2017

34.

Courtney Stephenson, MSN, RN

Assistant CNO

Northside Hospital

Medical Center of Trinity

Dec 21, 2017

35.

Stephanie Laws, MSN, RN

Vice President & Administrator

Terre Haute

Union Hospital Clinton

Dec 21, 2017

36.

Colette Menzel, PhD

COO & CFO

Corra

Antelope Valley Hospital Medical Center

Dec 20, 2017

37.

Jennifer Schmidt, MSN, RN

CNO

Tulane Medical Center

Lakeview Regional Medical Center

Dec 20, 2017

38.

Chris J. Osentowski

Chief Development Officer

N/A

Medical City Plano/Frisco

Dec 20, 2017

39.

Amanda Basso

CEO

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network

Crossroads Community Hospital

Dec 18, 2017

41.

Trish Baise

CEO

N/A

Franklin Woods Community & Woodridge Hospital

Dec 18, 2017

42.

Matthew Schaefer

COO

Texas Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital of New Orleans

Dec 18, 2017

43.

Edward Abraham

CEO & Executive VP of Health Affairs

N/A

University of Miami Health System

Dec 18, 2017

44.

Kristin McManmon

President

OhioHealth

Ascension Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

Dec 14, 2017

45.

Brad Hull

CFO

Dale Medical Center

Saint Thomas Health

Dec 13, 2017

46.

James Raczek, MD

CMO

Eastern Maine Medical Center

UPMC Pinnacle

Dec 12, 2017

47.

Lee B. Chaykin

CEO

HCA East Florida

Aventura Hospital & Medical Center

Dec 11, 2017

48.

Hannah Gelbs

COO

West Houston Medical Center

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center

Dec 11, 2017

49.

Eric Evans

CEO

East Houston Regional Medical Center

Tomball Regional Medical Center

Dec 11, 2017

50.

Kerry Eaton, MS

COO

Gulf Coast Health Care System

Health Quest

Dec 8, 2017

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.