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October 19, 2017  

Companies
 
On October 16, 2017, The Nature’s Bounty Co. appointed Mark Gelbert, the former Pfizer Senior Vice President, as Chief Scientific Officer.
 
Boston Biomedical, Inc., a subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., announced on October 16, 2017 that it had appointed Dr. Edgar Braendle as its Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer.
 
Gilead Sciences, Inc. promoted Alessandro Riva, who joined Gilead earlier this year as Senior Vice President and Head of the Hematology and Oncology Therapeutic Areas, to the position of Executive Vice President of Oncology Therapeutics, becoming a member of Gilead’s senior leadership team.
 
The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic group belonging to Humana Inc., announced on October 17, 2017 that it had chosen Walter D. Woods as the foundation’s Chief Executive Officer.
 
Rite Aid Corporation announced October 17, 2017 that they had appointed Derek Griffith, formerly Rite Aid’s Senior Vice President of Operations for the Northeast and Midwest sectors, as Executive Vice President of Store Operations. Griffith will report to Bryan Everett, Chief Operating Officer of Rite Aid stores.
 
Bayer AG appointed Brenda L. Raphael, formerly of Pfizer, Inc., as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Therapeutics Business Unit of Consumer Health Commercial Operations in North America. She will assume the position on October 30, 2017.
 
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated announced October 19, 2017 their agreement to acquire Cleveland HeartLab, Inc., a diagnostics service company which researches and develops cardiovascular disease biomarkers. Quest intends to establish its first national center of excellence in diagnostic information, using HeartLab’s laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of the calendar year, 2017.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Father Joseph Cardone was named Senior Vice President, Mission and Values Integration and Chief Mission Officer at Mercy Health.
 
Suzanne Beitel was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Seattle Children's Hospital.
 
SCL Health System has named Lydia Jumonville the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis.
 
Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center has named Michael Menen the new Chief Medical Officer.
 
UC Health has announced the appointment of Evaline Alessandrini as Chief Medical Officer, effective December 1, 2017. She replaces Fred Lucas who has been serving in an interim capacity.
 
McLaren Oakland has named Margaret Dimond the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 20, 2017. She replaces Barton Buxton who has been serving in this role since the beginning of the year.
 
Mercy Health has named Kenneth James the new President and Chief Executive Officer for the Eastern Markets. He has been serving in this role in an interim capacity since June of this year.
 
Spectrum Health has announced the future retirement of Richard Breon as the President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2019.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Amneal Pharmaceutcals LLC and Impax Laboratories, Inc. announced on October 17, 2017 that they had formed a definitive business agreement to merge their companies under the combined name of Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The combination of Amneal and Impax would create a diversified company with the fifth largest generics business in the United States. The new combined company will be headquartered in Bridgewater, New Jersey. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2018, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals and Impax shareholder approval.
 
Amneal's two Co-Chief Executive Officers, Chirag Patel and Chintu Patel, will act as Co-Chairmen of the combined company's Board of Directors. Paul Bisaro, who currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Impax, will transition into the role of Chief Executive Officer of the combined company, while Bryan Reasons, currently Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Impax, will serve as the new company’s Chief Financial Officer. The new combined company's board is expected to be comprised of 11 members, six of whom will be appointed by Amneal Holdings, including Chirag Patel and Chintu Patel, and five of whom will be appointed by Impax, including Impax Chairman, Bob Burr, who is expected to be appointed lead independent director, and Paul Bisaro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 12, 2017  

Affiliated Organizations
 
Omega Protein Corporation announced October 6, 2017 that it had entered into a merger agreement with Cooke Inc. in which Cooke will purchase all outstanding shares of Omega Protein for $22.00 cash per share. The transaction is expected to close near the end of 2017 or early in 2018, subject to Omega Protein's stockholder's approval.
 
 
Charities
 
LUNGevity Foundation’s Board of Directors elected Alexander F. Stern, who has served on the board as a director since 2010, as Chairman on October 10, 2017. At the same time, the organization also announced that it had elected Marc Swerdlow, who has served on the board since 2004, as Vice-Chairman and Treasure of LUNGevity’s Board of Directors.
 
The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced on October 10, 2017 that they had appointed Lynn O’Connor Vos, formerly Global Chief Executive Officer at Greyhealth Group, as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization after a nation-wide search. She succeeds interim President and CEO Kristine Welker, who has held the position since February of this year.
 
 
Companies
 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company appointed Dr. Saurabh Saha to the position of Senior Vice President and Global Head of Translational Medicine within the company’s Research and Development department, effective October 9, 2017.
 
Molina Healthcare, Inc. announced October 10, 2017 that the Board of Directors had chosen Joseph M. Zubretsky to serve as the company’s President and Chief Executive officer. Zubretsky will assume the position on November 6, 2017, replacing Joseph W. White, who has acted as interim Chief Executive Officer since after the board fired former Molina CEO J. Mario Molina in May of this year.
 
Beacon Health Options Inc. named Michael S. Ramseier as Executive Vice President and Market President for Beacon’s West region on October 11, 2017. Ramseier, formerly the President and General Manager at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado, will be responsible for Beacon’s businesses in Alaska, Arizona.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Pharmaceutical Product Development has announced the appointment of Jonca Bull as the new Vice President of PPD Consulting. Bull is the former Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Minority Health.
 
Hospital Sisters Health System has named Charisse Oland the new Chief Executive Officer for St. Joseph’s Hospital, effective November 27. 2017. She replaces Joan Coffman who previously stepped down to become the Chief Executive Officer at St. Mary’s Hospital.
 
Jackson Health System has named Roy L. Hawkins Jr. the new Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson North Medical Center.
 
Dignity Health Arizona has named Mark Slyter the President and Chief Executive Officer of East Valley, and Chief Executive Officer of the Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.
 
Sarasota Memorial Hospital has named James Fiorica the new Chief Medical Officer, replacing Stephen Taylor who has stepped down.
 
Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas has named Christopher Born and Elizabeth Fredeboelling the new President and Chief Nursing Officer, respectively. Fredeboelling’s post is effective November 5, 2017.
 
Beaumont Health System has named Aaron Gillingham the new Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective November 6, 2017. He replaces Paul Conway who is stepping down.
 
Seattle Children’s Hospital has named Zafar Chaudry the new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

October 5, 2017  

Companies
 
Abbott Laboratories finalized its acquisition of Alere, Inc. on October 3, 2017. Alere, Inc. has become a wholly-owned subsidiary under Abbott, and reinforces Abbott Laboratories’ presence in the diagnostics market.
 
Boston Scientific Corporation announced October 4, 2017 their appointment of Desiree Ralls-Morris, formerly of Boehringer Ingelheim USA, to the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She will succeed Timothy Pratt in this position on November 30, 2017.
 
Gilead Sciences Inc. completed its transaction to acquire Kite Pharma, Inc. on October 3, 2017. As a result of the merger, Kite has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gilead.
 
McKesson Canada appointed Dianne Carmichael, a veteran of health care industries and technology, as President of Payor Markets and Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development on October 4, 2017. She will report directly to McKesson Canada Chief Executive Officer, Domenic Pilla.
 
 
Group Purchasing Organizations
 
Vizient, Inc. announced October 3, 2017 that the current Chief Executive Officer of the company, Curt Nonomque, will retire from his role, through March 31, 2018. Vizient’s current President, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer Byron Jobe, has been elected President and CEO of the company by Vizient’s board of directors, effective April 1, 2018.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have named Judy Yee, the Chair of the department of radiology. Dr. Yee assumes her new position on September 15, 2017.
 
Sacred Heart Hospital has appointed Terrie Fontenot the new Chief Nursing Officer.
 
Einstein Healthcare Network has appointed Gerard Blaney the permanent Chief Financial Officer, after he served in an interim capacity.
 
University of Washington Medical Center has named Jay Grosser the new Chief Information Officer, effective November 1, 2017.
 
Venice Regional Bayfront Health has named Dawn Beljin the new Chief Nursing Officer. She replaces Jeff Reece who had been serving in an interim capacity.
 
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has named Nassar Nizami the new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
 
Comprehensive Health Services has promoted Celeste Gushee to the position of Senior Vice President of Business Management. She served as Vice President of Business Development. 
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona named Pam Kehaly President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization on October 2, 2017. Kehaly, who was formerly acting as President of Anthem Inc.’s West Region, takes up the mantle after the retirement of Richard L. Boals in July of this year.
 
California Physicians' Service, Inc. (Blue Shield of California) announced on October 3, 2017 that Todd Walthall, formerly Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, would be replacing David Fields as Executive Vice President of Senior Markets. David Fields is leaving the company. Meanwhile Michael Mathias has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Customer Experience and will also retain his current role as Chief Information Officer.
 
Welltower Inc. announced October 3, 2017 that John Goodey, formerly the Senior Vice President – International of the company, would be named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Scott Estes, who is leaving the company. Goodey will thus lead Welltower’s corporate finances, capital markets, investor portfolio, and other financial functions. Meanwhile, Welltower has also announced that Shankh Mitra, current Senior Vice President of Finance and Investments, will take full responsibility for Welltower’s investment functions as Senior Vice President of Investments, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Tom DeRosa. Justin Skiver, currently acting as Senior Vice President of Underwriting, will take John Goodey’s former role as Senior Vice President – International. Both of these latter leadership changes will take effect in January, 2018.
 
Optima Health Plan has announced that Michael M. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Optima health and Senior Corporate Vice President at Sentara Healthcare, would be retiring on December 31, 2017. He will be succeeded by Dennis Matheis as President of Optima Health on November 1, 2017. At the end of his tenure, Dudley will transition into an executive role managing special projects within Sentara.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Gedeon Richter plc announced October 2nd that current Chief Executive Officer Erik Bogsch would be leaving the position on November 1, 2017, to be replaced by Gabor Orban, current Chief Operating officer of the company. Erik Bogsch will then assume the role of Executive Chairman of the board, focusing commercial activities and international, public, and government relations at Gedeon.
 
BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc. appointed Robert J. Hombach, the former Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Baxalta, to its board of directors on October 3, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 28, 2017  

Associations
 
The New Jersey Hospital Association’s (NJHA) board announced their appointment of Cathleen Bennet, previously appointed Commissioner of the N.J. Department of Health by Governor Chris Christie, as their new President and Chief Executive Officer. She will succeed Betsy Ryan and assume her new position November 9, 2017.
 
 
Biotech
 
CTI Biopharma Corporation announced September 26, 2017 that it has appointed Laurent Fischer as Chairman of the Board. In a series of other promotions, David H. Kirske has also obtained the position of Chief Financial Officer, and Bruce J. Seeley has been appointed Chief Operating Officer.
 
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. appointed Jeffrey Whitnell as the company’s interim Chief Financial Officer on September 25, 2017.
 
 
Companies
 
Nature’s Bounty Co. announced September 28, 2017 that Steven Cahillane would be stepping down as President and Chief Executive officer following a pending closing of Nature's Bounty Co.'s transaction with global investment firm, KKR at an undisclosed future date. Steven Cahillane will be succeeding John Bryant as Chief Executive Officer of Kellogg.
 
Sanofi Genzyme Corporation’s Global Head of Strategy and Business Development will be leaving the company to serve on Frazier Healthcare Partner’s Life Sciences Team as Entrepreneur-in-Residence effective immediately.
 
Rite Aid Corporation announced that the former Executive Vice President and President of Pharmacy Health and Wellness at Walgreens will be joining as President and Chief Operating Officer at Rite Aid, effective October 5, 2017.
 
Pfizer Inc. loses a member of its Senior Management team as Dr. Maria Koehler, formerly Vice President, Strategy, Innovation and Collaborations with the Oncology Business Unit, leaves the company to join Bicycle Therapeutics as Chief Medical officer.
 
Eisai Inc. announced on September 25, 2017 their appointment, effective immediately, of Michael Amoroso to the position of Senior Vice President, Americas Commercial of the Oncology Business Group. Amoroso comes from Celgene, where he most recently held the position of Commercial Head, Global Markets for Celgene’s CAR-T programs.
 
Allergan plc. announced the retirement of Tessa Hilado, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, from the company. She will remain in her current position until a replacement has been confirmed for the position.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
OSF HealthCare has appointed Garrett Vygantas the new Managing Director of OFS Ventures, a part of OSF Innovation.
 
Sentara CarePlex Hospital has announced that Debra Flores will be stepping down as President of the organization, effective October 6, 2017.
 
Lake Regional Health System has named Melissa Hunter the new Senior Vice President of Clinical Service. She replaces Patti Muxlow who has retired.
 
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named Alexandra Carter the new Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer.
 
Avista Capital Partners has announced an agreement to acquire Miraca Life Sciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Miraca Holdings Inc. The transaction is currently pending.
 
BJC HealthCare has named Rich Liekweg the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 8, 2018.  He succeeds Steven Lipstein who is retiring. 
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has named Shawn Nakamoto as Director of Strategic Communications.
 
Aflac Incorporated announced September 20, 2017 that they have brought on Richard L. Williams as Executive Vice President and Chief Distribution Officer. He will report to Teresa L. White, who acts as President of the Aflac U.S. division. 
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Purdue Pharma L.P. has appointed David A. Pidduck as President and Chief Executive Officer of Purdue Pharma Canada, effective immediately. He will take over the duties from President and Chief Executive Officer of the main company Dr. Craig Landau, who will now focus his attention on the main branch of the company.
 
Lannett Company, Inc. announced on September 25, 2017 that the company has initiated a search for a new Chief Executive Officer to succeed Arthur Bedrosian. As such, Bedrosian will remain in his current position until a successor is found, at which point he will most likely remain with the company in a strategic advisory role.
 

 

 

 

 

 

September 21, 2017  

Associations
 
The Council of Medical Specialty Societies selected Helen Burstin as the organizations next Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. She will succeed Noman Kahn on January 1, 2018.
 
 
Companies
 
MED Institute, Inc. promoted Ted Heise, formerly Vice President at the company’s parent organization Cook Group, as its new Vice President of Regulatory and Clinical Services on September 15, 2017.
 
Catalent Biologics announced on September 20, 2017 their agreement to be acquire Cook Pharmica, at which time Cook Pharmica will become part of Catalent's biologics business. The transaction is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2017.
 
Envision Healthcare Corporation announced September 18, 2017 several senior leadership changes as part of what Chief Executive Officer Christopher A. Holden calls a focus on a physician-centric strategic plan since their acquisition of AMSURG. Karey Witty, formerly CEO of Corizon Health, will fill the newly-created role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, upon the retirement of Claire Gulmi as Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Eastridge, currently Chief Accounting Officer, will succeed her. Gulmi will remain with the company as an advisor for one year. Kenneth Zongor will replace Kevin Eastridge as Chief Accounting Officer. Finally, as Robert J. Coward is leaving the company, Brian Jackson, who currently serves the role of Chief Operating Officer for the Physician Services Group, will take up Coward’s role as President of Physician Services. All of the aforementioned leadership changes will take effect on October 2, 2017.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced September 14, 2017 their appointment of Paul A. Friedman to its Board of Directors, replacing R. Douglas Norby, who is retiring.
 
Allstate Corporation appointed Gregg M. Sherrill, Executive Chairman at Tenneco, to its Board of Directors September 18, 2017.
Mallinckrodt plc elected David Norton, formerly of Johnson & Johnson, to its Board of Directors on September 20, 2017.
 
 
Health IT
 
Welltok, Inc. announced September 19, 2017 that they had chosen Chris Power, an individual who has spent over twenty-five years in financial, strategic, and operational leadership positions, as their new Chief Financial Officer.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Judith M. Ploszek was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tampa General Hospital.
 
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis named Mark Dwyer as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 11. Dwyer succeeds Tara Diebling who was the hospital’s CEO since 2013.
 
Linda Pauliks, M.D., was named Medical Director, Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Imaging at the Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.
 
Mark Fulco was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Mercy Medical Center effective October 9, 2017. He succeeds Mary Beth O’Brien who served as President and CEO on an interim basis since April.
 
Dr. Peter W.T. Pisters was named President of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
 
John Knox Singleton, Chief Executive Officer of Inova Health System, will be retiring July 1st, 2018.
 
Mark R. Neaman will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer of the NorthShore University Health System on November 2. He will become Executive Chairman. 
 
At Scripps Health, Shiraz Fagan was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Richard Neale was named Chief Growth Officer effective October 1.
 
Keith Hill, Vice President, Corporate Security of Johns Hopkins Health Corporation, will retire in January 2018.
 
Catholic Health System’s President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph D. McDonald announced his plans to retire in early 2018.
 
Carolinas HealthCare System has named Anthony DeFurio the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 1, 2017. He comes from University of Colorado Health where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He will succeed Greg Gombar who announced back in May that after 32 years of service, he would be retiring at the end of the year.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 14, 2017  

Biotech
 
Palatin Technologies Inc. announced on September 12, 2017 that as of September 7, 2017 Dr. Anthony M. Manning had been appointed to the Board of Directors.
 
 
Companies
 
Mylan N.V. announced September 13, 2017 the appointment of Dennis Zeleny, formerly of Sunoco Inc., to the role of Chief Human Relations Officer.
 
Biogen Inc. announced September 12, 2017 their appointment of Dr. Sanjay Jariwala to the position of Senior Vice President, Worldwide Medical.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Medstar Health has named Stuart M. Levine the new President and Chief Medical Officer for MedStar Harbor Hospital, effective immediately. Levine will also serve as Senior Vice President of MedStar Health.
 
Essentia Health has selected Bob Brigham as the Chief Operating Officer for Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has named Ravikanth Koganti the new Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer.
 
Cernostics has appointed Lisa Bichsel the new Vice President of Marketing for C2 Therapeutics.
 
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine has appointed Mark A. Schuster the new Dean and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Hartford HealthCare has announced the appointment of Gary Havican the new President of MidState Medical Center and the Hospital of Central Connecticut, effective October 1, 2017. Janette Edwards has been appointed to replace Gary Havican as the Vice President for Operation Integration.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
PDL Biopharma, Inc. announced on September 11, 2017 that they have appointed Dominique P. Monnet as President of the Company, assuming the position from Chief Executive Officer and former President of PDL Biopharma, John McLaughlin. According to McLaughlin, this appointment will benefit the company in its efforts to acquire assets for their subsidiary, Noden Pharma.
 
Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. announced September 11, 2017 that Kåre Schultz will be assuming the role of President and Chief Executive Officer at an undisclosed future date, at which time Interim President and CEO Yitzhak Peterburg will depart. Kåre Schultz will also relocate to Teva’s Petah Tikva headquarters in Israel.

 

 

 

 

 

September 7, 2017  

Biotech
 
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. announced the departure of its Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer Geneviéve Lemaire, which will occur on or before September 30, 2017.
 
 
Companies
 
HCA Healthcare, Inc. appointed Ashley Johnson Chief Financial Officer of HCA Healthcare’s American group on September 1, 2017. She will take up the position on October 1st.
 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated appointed Tom Graney, formerly CFO and Senior Vice President at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a role he will assume on September 13, 2017.
 
Novartis AG announced on September 5, 2017 that their current Chief Executive Officer Joseph Jimenez will step down from his current position on January 31, 2018 after eight years in the position. The Board of Directors at Novartis has appointed Vasant Narasimhan, M.D., current Global Head of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer, will take up the mantle of Chief Executive Officer of Novartis on February 1, 2018.
 
Rite Aid Corporation announced on September 6, 2017 that Ken Martindale, current President of Rite Aid Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of Rite Aid Stores, will be leaving Rite Aid, effective immediately, in order to assume the position of Chief Executive Officer at GNC Holdings Inc. Rite Aid Corporation has thus promoted Bryan Everett, formerly Executive Vice President of Store Operations, the newly-created position of Chief Operating Officer of Rite Aid Stores.
 
 
Health IT
 
Orion Health Ltd. appointed Terry Macaleer President of Orion Health Inc. He will assume the position in September 2017 and will replace Wayne Oxenham, current president of the U.S. branch of Orion.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Sheppard Pratt Health System has appointed Karen Robertson-Keck the new Vice President of Human Resources.
 
Inova Health System has named Mickey Y. Kim the new Senior Vice President of Research and Commercialization.
 
Advocate Health Care has named Barbara Byrne the new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
 
Children’s National Health System has announced that Catherine Bollard, the current Chief of Allergy and Immunology, the new Director of Children’s Research Institute.
 
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation has announced theTomislav Mihaljevic the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018. He replaces Delos Cosgrove who is stepping down.
 
University of Michigan Health System has named Andrew Rosenberg the new Chief Information Officer. He has previously served in the post in an interim capacity.
 
Aurora Diagnostics has named Christopher Rieder the new Chief Information Officer. He most recently served in a similar capacity for Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.
 
Steward Good Samaritan Medical Center has named Mary Fuhro the new Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer.
 
Sisters of Charity Hospital has named John Sperrazza the new Chief Operating Officer. He previously served as Vice President for Ancillary Diagnostic and Treatment Services for Catholic Health.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 31, 2017  

Biotech
 
Anika Therapeutics announced they have appointed Steven Chartier Vice President of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs in which he will direct the clinical development course for Anika’s orthobiologics and regenerative medicine pipeline, and advance products through U.S. and ex-U.S. regulations.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Fairview Health Services has named Osman Akhtar the new Chief Operating Officer, Laura Reed the new Chief Nursing Executive, and Mark Welton the new Chief Medical Officer.
 
Silver Cross Hospital has named Vincent Pryor the new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 11, 2017. He replaces John Krepps who is stepping down.
 
Hospital for Special Surgery has appointed William M. Ricci as the new Chief of Orthopedic Trauma Service.
 
Verity Health System has named Eric Leader the new Chief Technology Officer.
 
The University of Miami Health System has announced the resignation of Steven M. Altschuler, effective September 15, 2017.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Anthem Inc. has announced their appointment of Tomas Orozco, formerly Executive Vice President of Simply Healthcare’s South Florida Market, as President of Anthem’s Medicare East Region. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 24, 2017  

Charities
 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has appointed Dr. Nicole Johnson the newNational Director of Mission.
 
 
Companies
 
Beacon Health Options has named Daniel McCoy the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Tenet Healthcare Corporation has announced the resignation for Randy Simpson and Matt Ripperger from the Board of Directors.
 
Humana Inc. has elected Frank Bisignano to the organization Board of Directors.
 
 
Health IT
 
 
Quality Systems has elected Julie Klapstein to the organization Board of Directors. Russell Pflueger resigned from his position as Director.
 
 
Health Research Organizations
 
Lupus Research Alliance has appointed Ira Akselrad and Richard DeScherer the new Co-Chairs of the organization. They replace Woody Johnson who has stepped down to become an ambassadorship to the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City has announced the resignation of James Fitzpatrick from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. His post will be filled by Rod Schlader, former Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Mercy Medical Center – North Iowa, on an interim basis.
 
Henry Ford Hospital has announced the retirement of John Popovich as President and Chief Executive Officer for Henry Ford Hospital, and Executive Vice President and Chief Medical officer, Henry Ford Health System, effective 2018.
 
 
RHIOs/HIEs
 
OCHIN, Inc. has named Jennifer Stoll the Vice President of Government and Public Affairs.
 
 
Skilled Nursing Facilities
 
National Health Investors, Inc. has named Michelle Kelly the new Senior Vice President of Investments. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 17, 2017  

Biotech
 
Array Biopharma Inc. appointed Curtis G. Oltmans General Counsel. He succeeds John R. Moore, who is retiring as Vice President and General Counsel.
 
 
Companies
 
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. appointed J. Michael Bruff Vice President of Investor Relations. He succeeds Spencer Sias, who retired in June 2017.
 
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated promoted David S. Wichmann to Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2017. He succeeds David S. Wichmann, who will assume the title of Executive Chairman. The company’s current Chairman, Richard Burke, will become Lead Independent Director.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Jefferson University Hospital has named Bruce Meyer the new Chief Physician Executive of Jefferson Health and Senior Executive Vice President of Thomas Jefferson University.
 
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center has named Jeremy Barclay the new Chief Executive Officer.
 
Bon Secours Hampton Road Health System, Inc. has announced the resignation of Michael Kerner as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 2017.
 
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Inc. has named Amanda Maggard the new President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
KentuckyOne Health has Jennifer Nolan named the new President of Flaget Memorial Hospital.
 
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
NuVasive, Inc. appointed Rajesh J. Asarpota Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1, 2017. He succeeds Quentin S. Blackford, who previously announced his intention to step down from the position.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Jean Franchi Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective August 21, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 10, 2017  

Associations
 
American Telemedicine Association announced that Jonathan Linkous has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer. He is succeeded by Sabrina Smith, the organization’s Chief Operating Officer, who will fill the role in an interim capacity.
 
 
Companies
 
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA announced on August 7, 2017, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire NxStage Medical, Inc. for approximately $2 billion. The transaction is expected to close in 2018.
 
Bioventus, LLC appointed Greg Anglum Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Tony D’Adamio Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
 
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. appointed Joel Saban President, succeeding Paul Urick, who will continue to serve as President Emeritus until November 7, 2017.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Zoetis Inc. announced that Linda Rhodes, who most recently served as Chief Scientific Officer of Aratana Therapeutics, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated announced that Valerie Montgomery Rice, Dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine, and Andrew Witty, former Chief Executive Officer of GlaxoSmithKline, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Health Research Organizations
 
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute announced that Perry Nisen will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 30, 2017. He will be succeeded by Kristiina Vuori who will fill the role in an interim capacity.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has appointed Praveen Dalmia to the newly created position of Corporate Director of Oncology Technology and Innovation.
 
Verity Health System has appointed Rich Adcock the new Chief Operating Officer. He comes from Sanford Health where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer.
 
Acadia Hospital has promoted Scott Oxley, the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the new President of the hospital.
 
VCU Health Systems has named Susan Steagull the Chief Information Officer. She succeeds Rich Pollack who has retired.
 
Lake Regional Health System has named Dane Henry the new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 18, 2017. He replaces Michael Henze who has held the post since 1990.
 
Hospital Sisters Health System has appointed Joan Coffman the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 5, 2017. She comes from St. Joseph’s Hospital where she has serve in a similar capacity.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota appointed Kurt C. Small Senior Vice President and President of Government Markets.
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina appointed Patrick Conway President and Chief Executive Officer. He will join the company as President and Chief Executive Officer-Elect on October 1, 2017, and will succeed Brad Wilson after a transition period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 3, 2017  

Biotech
 
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. appointed Joseph Darling President, assuming the title from Charles H. Sherwood, who will continue to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
 
 
Companies
 
J M Smith Corporation appointed Philip J. Ryan, III, Chief Financial Officer and Kevin Welch Chief Technology Officer. Ryan succeeds James C. Wilson, Jr., who will continue as Treasurer until October 1, 2017. Welch will maintain his role as President of Integra LTC Solution.
 
Ventas, Inc. announced that Todd W. Lillibridge will step down as Executive Vice President of Medical Property Operations and Chief Executive Officer of Lillibridge Healthcare Services in early 2018. He will remain with the company as Senior Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Biogen Inc. appointed Anabella Villalobos Vice President and Head of Medicinal Synthesis Technologies.
 
Cardinal Health, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Medtronic plc's Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency business for $6.1 billion. The acquired business will become part of Cardinal Health's Medical Segment.
 
Team Health Holdings, Inc. appointed Philip McSween Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Welltower Inc. announced that Gary Whitelaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Bentall Kennedy Group of Companies, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Kemper Corporation announced that Susan D. Whiting, former Vice Chair of Nielsen Holdings plc, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Health IT
 
Mediware Information Systems Inc. appointed William “Bill” Miller Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Kelly Mann, who has stepped down from the role.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Rush University Medical Center has named Carl Bergetz the new Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel. Previously he served as General Counsel in an acting capacity since January of 2016 where he succeeded Anne Murphy who had stepped down.
 
Carolinas Healthcare System has announced the appointment of H. Stacy Nicholson as the President of the Children’s Service Line for the System, as well as the Sara Bissell and Howard Bissell Endowed Chair in Pediatrics.
 
The Detroit Medical Center has appointed Karima Bentounsi as the Chief Executive Officer for Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital and Conrad Mallett as the Chief Executive Officer of Sinai-Grace Hospital, effective August 14, 2017.
 
The Children’s National Health System has named Marva Moxey-Mims the new Chief of Pediatric Nephrology.
 
Northeast Georgia Health System has appointed Brian Steines the new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Anthony Herdener who has stepped down.
 
Billings Clinic has appointed Randall Gibb the new Chief Executive Officer. He had been serving in an interim capacity since last year.
 
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital has appointed Carolyn Carpenter the new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective September 11, 2017.
 
Lourdes Health System has announced the appointment of Reginald Blaber as President of the medical institution. He replaces Alexander Hatala who has retired.
 
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
NuVasive, Inc. announced several executive changes as part of a new organizational structure: Jason Hannon stepped down as President and Chief Operating Officer; Matt Link was promoted to Executive Vice President of Strategy, Technology and Corporate Development; Skip Kiil was promoted to Executive Vice President of International; and Steve Rozow was promoted to Executive Vice President of Global Process Transformation. The company also announced that Quentin Blackford has separately decided to resign as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 25, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 27, 2017  

Biotech
 
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. appointed Michael Ward Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He succeeds David A. Dodd, who has stepped down from the position.
 
CTI BioPharma Corp. announced that Laurent Fischer, Senior Advisor on the Frazier Healthcare Partners' Life Sciences team, has been appointed its Board of Directors.
 
 
Companies
 
The Nature’s Bounty Co. announced on July 24, 2017, that The Carlyle Group will sell majority control of the company to KKR. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2017.
 
WebMD Health Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company, for approximately $2.8 billion. The acquisition is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2017.
 
Kemper Corporation appointed Kan Yuk “Andy” Lau Senior Vice President and Chief Data and Analytics Officer.
 
Change Healthcare Holdings, Inc. appointed Samuel Allen “Al” Hamood Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 21, 2017. He succeeds Randy Giles, who is retiring from the company.
 
Biogen Inc. appointed Alisha Alaimo Senior Vice President of US Therapeutics Operations.
 
Beacon Health Options, Inc. appointed Richard Lynch Executive Vice President and President of its Northeast Region Market.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. announced that Marcus "Marc" E. Bromley, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gables Residential Trust, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. The appointment is part of an agreement reached with one of its stockholders, Land & Buildings Management LLC and some of its affiliates.
 
Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. announced that Colleen Goggins, former Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer Group, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
McLaren Macomb has named Tim Vargas the new Chief Operating Officer, a new position at the organization.
 
Miriam Hospital has named G. Dean Royce the new Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, effective August 7, 2017. He replaces William Corwin who has been serving in an interim capacity.
 
New York Presbyterian Hospital has named Michael Breslin the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2018. He replaces Phyllis Lantos who is stepping down.
 
Venice Regional Bayfront Health has named Maria Caruso the new Chief Financial Officer. She has been serving in an interim capacity since earlier this year.
 
Bath Community Hospital has named Deb Shipman the new Chief Financial Officer.
 
Banner Desert Medical Center has named Cristal Mackay the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
Children’s Hospital Colorado has named Dana Moore the new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He comes from Centura Health where he served in a similar role.
 
Children’s Hospital of Michigan has appointed Monique Butler the new Chief Operating Officer. She comes from Sinai Grace where she served as Chief Medical Officer.
 
North Valley Hospital has named Amy Vanterpool and Michael Henson the new Chief Clinical Officer and Chief of Staff, respectively.
 
Parkland Health and Hospital System as announced the appointment of Richard Humphrey as Chief Executive President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 21, 2017.
 
Phoenix Children’s Hospital has named Douglas Myers the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. 
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Myovant Sciences, Inc. appointed Matthew Long General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Juan Camilo Arjona Ferreira Chief Medical Officer, Teresa Perney Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance and Andria Langenberg Head of Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance.
 
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Thomas E. Needham, Jr. Chief Business Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 20, 2017  

Companies
 
Magellan Health, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Senior Whole Health LLC for approximately $400 million. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2018.
 
Integer Holdings Corporation appointed Joseph W. Dziedzic President and Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis. He had previously been filling the role in an interim capacity.
 
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Food Division (RB Foods) to McCormick & Company Inc. for $4.2 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third or fourth quarter of McCormick's fiscal year 2017. 
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Baxter International Inc. announced that Catherine R. Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Target Corporation, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Allergan plc announced that Joseph Boccuzi, former Partner in the Global Life Sciences, Board and Chief Executive Officer Practices at Spencer Stuart, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Health IT
 
athenahealth, Inc. appointed John A. “Jack” Kane interim Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Karl Stubelis, who is resigning from the company to pursue other opportunities.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Cleveland Clinic has named Edward Marx the new Chief Information Officer, effective September 1, 2017. He replaces C. Martin Harris who has stepped down.
 
Ascension Health has appointed Jean Meyer the new Chief Operating Officer of their Michigan region, effective August 1, 2017.  She comes from St, John Providence Health System where she has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2013.
 
Medical City Dallas Hospital has appointed Kenneth Rothfield the new Chief Medical Officer, effective August 14, 2017. He replaces Michael Gruber who is stepping down.
 
Medical City Dallas Hospital has appointed Joyce Soule the new Chief Nursing Officer, effective August 7, 2017.
 
Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center has named Randy Surber the new President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Baylor Scott and White Health has named Peter McCana the new President, effective Mid-September 2017. James Hinton will be stepping down as President but will retain the title of Chief Executive Officer of the organization.
 
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital has named Diane Ridgway the new Chief Executive Officer.
 
Detroit Medical Center has announced the promotion of Tina Wood as Chief Operating Officer, Bridgett Feagin the Chief Financial Officer and Patricia Wilkerson-Uddyback the new Chief Medical Officer for DMC Harper University and Hutzel Women’s Hospitals.
 
Valley Presbyterian Hospital has named Janice Klostermeier the new Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
 
Ascension Health has named Craig Cordola the new Senior Vice President. He replaces Jesus Garza who has retired.
 
Huntington Hospital has named Lori Morgan the new President and Chief Executive Officer. She comes from Legacy Health where she served as eight years as Corporate Vice President.
 
Bayfront Health St. Petersburg has appointed John McLain the new President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Kathryn Gillette who has stepped down.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Lannett Company, Inc. appointed Samuel H. Israel Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 13, 2017

Associations

The California Hospital Association appointed Carmela Coyle President and Chief Executive Officer. She will assume the position by October 30, 2017, and succeeds C. Duane Dauner, who is retiring from the organization.
 

Biotech

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed John “Jack” J. McGovern Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective July 17, 2017. He succeeds Thomas Paulson, who will be retiring from the company.
 
 
Companies
 
Biogen Inc. appointed Amy Chevalier Efantis Vice President of Government Affairs, effective July 17, 2017.
 
Cerner Corporation announced that Neal L. Patterson, the company’s Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, passed away due to complications from cancer. Clifford W. Illig, who has been serving as Vice Chairman, has been appointed Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer.
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. promoted Mark Leenay to Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.
 
Allstate Insurance Company promoted Julie Parsons to Executive Vice President of Product Operations. She replaces Steve Sorensen, who is now Executive Vice President of Brand Operations.
 
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. announced that David C. Dvorak has stepped down as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He is succeeded by Daniel P. Florin, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, who has been appointed interim Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board.
 
 
Health IT
 
ZeOmega Inc. appointed Sivakumaran "Siv" Raman Chief Analytics Officer.
 
HealthStream, Inc. appointed Jeffrey Cunningham Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective July 17, 2017. He succeeds Jeffrey Doster, who will assume the new role of Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. The company also appointed Scott Fenstermacher Vice President and Head of Sales, succeeding Thomas Schultz, who is resigning from the company effective July 25, 2017.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has named Julian Schink the new Chief of Gynecological Oncology.
 
Mercy Medical Center has named Paul C. Hiltz the new Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis. He replaces Thomas Cecconi who is stepping down on August 1, 2017.
 
Western Connecticut Health Network has announced the appointment of Richard W. Freeman to the newly created post of Chief Clinical Officer. He comes from Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer for the last couple of years.
 
Memorial Hermann Health System has appointed Charles Stokes the President and Chief Executive Officer. He formerly served as Chief Operating Officer and has been serving in an interim capacity since the departure of Benjamin Chu. 
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
eHealth, Inc. appointed Dave Nicklaus Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations and Tim Hannan Chief Marketing Officer.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 6, 2017 

Hospitals and Health Systems 
 
Baptist Health South Florida has selected Joe Natoli as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, effective July 10, 2017.
 
CHI St. Luke’s Health has announced that Michael Covert will be resigning as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 31, 2017.
 
 
Industry Service Providers
 
Charles River Laboratories has selected Martin Mackay to the Board of Directors. 
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Pharmavite LLC appointed Matthew Roberts Executive Vice President and Chief Technical and Quality Officer.
 
Ferring Holding SA (Ferring Pharmaceuticals) promoted Lars Peter Brunse to Executive Vice President, Chief Production Officer and a member of the Executive Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 29, 2017  

Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Miami Children’s Health System has named Dr. Saima Aftab the new Medical Director of Fetal Care Center.
 
Virtua Health hasnamed Dennis W. Pullin the new President and Chief Executive Officer, come fall of 2017. He succeeds Richard P. Miller who has stepped down.
 
The Christ Hospital Health Network has announced the retirement of Scott Hamlin as Senior Vice President of Finance and Physicians, and Chief Financial Officer. Mike Keating, president and Chief Executive Officer, announced the move via a letter to employees, noting that Mr. Hamlin is stepping down from the CFO role "to spend more time with his family and to pursue some long-deferred personal interests." It has not yet been announced who will be replacing him as Chief Financial Officer of the organization. 
 
Day Kimball Healthcare has appointed Anne Diamond the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 2017. She replaces Joseph Adiletta who has been serving in an interim capacity for the last seven months.
 
Venice Regional Bayfront Health has appointed Robert Moore the new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 31, 2017. He comes from Munroe Regional Health System where he serves in a similar capacity, and replaces John McLain who is stepping down.
 
Geisinger Health System has named Karen Murphy the new Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 22, 2017 

Biotech

Medivir AB appointed John Öhd Chief Medical Officer.
 
 
Companies
 
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc completed its previously announced acquisition of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, which now operates as a division of RB.
 
Johnson & Johnson completed its previously announced merger with Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Actelion now operates as a division of J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals Companies business.
 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation appointed Jeffrey Melucci Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective September 1, 2017. He succeeds Thomas J. Mielk, who will be retiring from the company.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. appointed Arthur J. Shannon Senior Vice President and Head of Investor Relations and Communications.
 
PAREXEL International Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Pamplona Capital Management, LLP for approximately $5 billion. The transaction is expected to close early in the fourth quarter of 2017. Once completed, PAREXEL will become a privately held company.
 
Biogen Inc. appointed Ginger Gregory Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that John A. Paulson, President of Paulson & Co., has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Health IT
 
Ciox Health, LLC appointed Paul Roma Chief Executive Officer, succeeding J. Edward Coleman, who will remain a member of the Board of Directors.
 
The SSI Group, Inc. appointed Michael Freeman Chief Growth Officer.
 
Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. promoted William J. Hayes from Medical Director to Chief Medical Officer.
 
Navicure, Inc. appointed Andrea Maizes Chief Human Resources Officer and Robert Hendricks Chief Product Officer.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has announced the appointment of Joanne Conroy the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 7, 2017. She comes from Lahey Clinic where she served in similar capacity, and will replace James Weinstein who is stepping down.
 
Adena Health System has announced the appointment of Jeffrey J. Graham the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 31, 2017. He comes from Mercy Hospital Anderson and Clermont where he served in a similar capacity.
 
The Medical Center of Aurora has appointed Mark Deno the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has announced the appointment of Wilhelmina Manzano the new Chief Quality Officer.
 
BayCare Health System has announced the appointment of Janice Polo as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
 
Sacred Heart Health System has appointed Stephen Mayfield the new Chief Quality Officer.
 
Mercy Medical Center has announced the retirement of Thomas E. Cecconi from his post as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2017.
 
El Camino Hospital has appointed Dan Woods the Chief Executive Officer.
 
St. Peter’s Hospital has named Wade Johnson the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 31, 2017. He replaces Fred Olson who has been serving in an interim capacity.
 
 
Industry Service Providers
 
National Resident Matching Program has appointed Keith Armitage, Zaid Almarzooq, Jessica Fried, Elliott Kozin, and Mallika Sabharwal to the Board of Directors.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Kaiser Permanente appointed Linda Knodel Senior Vice President of National Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Lannett Company, Inc. announced that Patrick G. LePore, former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Par Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 15, 2017 

Biotech

Regulus Therapeutics Inc. appointed Mark Deeg Chief Medical Officer.
 
 
Companies
 
Aflac Incorporated announced that Paul S. Amos, II, will resign as President of Aflac and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2017. Daniel P. Amos will assume the additional role of President of Aflac.
 
LivaNova PLC appointed Keyna Skeffington as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
 
Acelity L.P. Inc. appointed Tracy Jokinen Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She succeeds Todd Wyatt, who has been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2016.
 
Biogen Inc. appointed Paul Kress Executive Vice President, President of International and Head of Global Therapeutic Operations, effective June 19, 2017. The company also announced that Paul J. Clancy will resign as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the end of the second quarter of the fiscal year.
 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Paul J. Clancy Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Dave Anderson, who previously announced his intent to leave the company. Clancy will join the company on July 10, 2017 and assume the role of Chief Financial Officer on July 31, 2017.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. announced that Jeffrey Park, who most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of OptumRx, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
Triple-S Management Corporation announced that Gail B. Marcus, a consultant and practice leader in the healthcare consulting practice of Exceptional Leaders International, has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective July 3, 2017.
 
 
Former Government Officials Joining Health World
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana appointed B. Vindell Washington Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. He most recently served as the national coordinator for healthcare information technology in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
 
 
Group Purchasing Organizations
 
Vizient, Inc. announced that David P. Blom has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Marna Borgstrom, who will continue as a director.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth has appointed Kevin Coughlin the new President and Chief Executive Officer, who previously served in an acting capacity since earlier last year.
 
Loyola University Medical Center has named Joshua Lee the Chief Medical Officer.
 
Catholic Health Services Long Island has appointed Jason Golbin the new Chief Quality Officer.
 
Baptist Health South Florida has named Jonathan Fialkow the Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Louis Gidel named Chief Medical Informatics and Quality Officer, Mark Hauser named President of Medical Staff affairs, Philipp Ludwig named Corporate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Milly Selgas the new Vice President of Care Coordination and Transitions of Care.
 
Basset Medical Center has appointed Ronette Wiley the new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
Johns Hopkins Health System has announced that Ronald Peterson plans to retire as President and Executive Vice President of Johns Hopkins Medicine, at the end of 2017.
 
New York Blood Center has announced the appointments of Ariel Fishman, Owen Garrick and Faye Wattleton as new members of the board of trustees.
 
Tampa General Hospital has appointed John Couris the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2017. He replaces Steve Short who has been serving in an acting capacity.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Health Care Service Corporation announced on June 13, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its TMG Health subsidiary to Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 1, 2017 

Biotech

Compugen Ltd. announced that Michal Preminger, Executive Director at Harvard University Office of Technology Development's Harvard Medical School site, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Medivir AG announced that Ola Burmark will step down as Chief Financial Officer at the end of August 2017.
 
 
Companies
 
Cigna Corporation appointed John Roble President of its Mountain States Market and Monica Schmude President of its Delaware, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia Markets.
 
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. appointed Brian Holzer President of Kindred Innovations, effective June 5, 2017. The company also appointed its Executive Vice President William Altman to the additional position of Chief of Staff.
 
Welltower Inc. appointed Mary Pisanelli Senior Vice President of Legal and Administration, effective in the coming weeks.
 
Patterson Companies, Inc. announced that Scott P. Anderson has stepped down as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, but will remain a member of the Board of Directors until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. He is succeeded as President and Chief Executive Officer by James W. Wiltz, who is assuming the role in an interim capacity, and as Chairman by John D. Buck.
 
 
Health Research Organizations
 
The Scripps Research Institute announced that Joel S. Marcus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
LeConte Medical Center has announced the departure of Jenny Hanson and Chief Administrative Officer and Jennifer DeBow as Chief Nursing Officer. Gaye Jolly will be serving as CAO in an acting capacity while Carol Pahde will be serving as CNO in an acting capacity.
 
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named James Stein the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, effective July 1, 2017.
 
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has appointed Mohamed Rehman the new Chair of the Department of Anesthesia.
 
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has named Michael Demeure the new Program Director of Precision Medicine.
 
Good Samaritan Medical Center has appointed Kaushal Mehta the new Chairman of Radiology.
 
Siteman Cancer Center has named Matthew Mutch the new Chair of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Yasir B. Al-Wakeel will resign as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development, effective June 9, 2017.
 
Ferring Holding SA appointed Aaron Graff Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 25, 2017 

Companies

DaVita Kidney Care appointed George R. Aronoff Vice President of Clinical Affairs.  They also appointed Eric Severson Chief People Officer.
 
IASIS Healthcare LLC announced on May 19, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Steward Health Care LLC. The transaction is expected to close in the third calendar quarter of 2017.
 
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company appointed Vibhu R. Sharma Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective June 26, 2017. He succeeds David A. Diamond, who will be retiring from the company at the end of July 2017.
 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Brian Goff Chief Commercial Officer, effective June 1, 2017. He succeeds Carsten Thiel, who is leaving the company to pursue outside opportunities. The company also announced that Dave Anderson will resign as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the end of August, Martin Mackay will resign as Executive Vice President and Head of Research and Development at the end of the year and Clare Carmichael will resign as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer on June 1.
 
Team Health Holdings, Inc. appointed Jennifer Morrison Chief Compliance Officer.
 
 
Health IT
 
NantHealth, Inc. appointed Ronald A. Louks Chief Operating Officer.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
St. Vincent’s Medical Center has appointed Vicki Briggs the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2017. She replaces Vincent Caponi who is retiring.
 
Centura Health has appointed Peter Banko the President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2017. He replaces Gary Campbell who is stepping down.
 
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named Robert E. Shaddy the new Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Pediatrician-in-Chief.
 
Northeast Georgia Health System has named Kevin Phelps the new Executive Director of Supply Chain, and Tad Gomez the new Vice President of Professional and Support Services.
 
KentuckyOne Health has announced that Ruth Brinkley is leaving her post as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 14. She is being replaced by Chuck Neumann who will be serving in an interim capacity.
 
BJC HealthCare has announced the appointment of Matthew Modica as the new Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, effective June 12, 2017.
 
Sharp HealthCare has appointed Staci Dickerson the new Senior Vice President of Finance and the Chief Financial Officer. She replaces Ann Pumpian who has stepped down.
 
Swedish Health Services has appointed Charles Watts as the Chief Medical Officer on an interim basis. He replaces John H. Vassall who has stepped down.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Highmark Health appointed Cindy Donohoe Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
 
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
Accuray Incorporated appointed Stan Gee Vice President of Revenue Management.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

May 18, 2017 

Biotech

Theratechnologies Inc. appointed Dale Weil, who most recently served as Senior Advisor to the President of McKesson Canada, to its Board of Directors.
 
NantKwest, Inc. appointed Leonard S. Sender Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.
 
 
Companies
 
Astellas Pharma US, Inc. appointed Mark Schwitzenberg Vice President of Marketing for its Urology and Hospital Business Unit and Paul Kang Executive Director of Marketing Sciences.
 
Kemper Corporation appointed Michael Plazony President of Kemper Home Service Companies.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Bioverativ Inc. announced that Geno J. Germano, who most recently served as President of Intrexon Corporation, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Hologic, Inc. announced that Charles J. Dockendorff, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Covidien, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. 
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Adventist University of Health Sciences has appointed Genese Gibson the new Chair of the recently restructured Department of Imaging Sciences.
 
Catasys, Inc. has named Christopher Shirley the new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Susan Etzel who was appointed Senior Vice President of Finance at the organization.
 
Holy Cross Hospital has announced the appointment of Lou Damiano as the President on an acting basis.
 
Canton-Potsdam Hospital has appointed Eric Burch the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has named Rosemary Ventura the new Chief Nursing Informatics Officer.
 
Mercy Health Network has announced the appointment of Bob Ritz as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2017. He replaces David Vellinga who is stepping down.
 
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
LivaNova PLC appointed Thad Huston Chief Financial Officer, effective May 20, 2017. He succeeds Vivid Sehgal, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

May 11, 2017 

Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Dignity Health has appointed Douglas Watson the Chief Financial Officer for its Arizona service area.
 
St. David’s Medical Center has named Esther Chung the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
MultiCare Health System has named David O’Brien the new Senior Vice President and Chief Executive of the East Region, effective June 19, 2017.
 
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has announced the resignation of Sheldon Retchin.
 
Florida Hospital Waterman has appointed Abel Biri the new President and Chief Executive Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

May 4, 2017 

Affiliated Organizations

Avalere Health LLC appointed Sean Creighton Vice President in its Policy Practice.
 
 
Associations
 
California Life Sciences Association appointed Jayne McNicol Chief Financial Officer.
 
 
Biotech
 
Array BioPharma Inc. announced that Shalini Sharp, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Edward M. Kaye will resign as President and Chief Executive Officer at the end of his employment term on September 20, 2017, or some other future date. He will remain a member of the Board of the Directors. The company also announced that Jean-Paul Kress has decided to not stand for re-election to the Board and will step down from the position at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 6, 2017.
 
Nektar Therapeutics appointed Brian Kotzin Head of Clinical Development for its Immunology Program.
 
Acceleron Pharma Inc. announced that Steven Ertel, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, was recently diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and has subsequently stepped down as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and has assumed the position of Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer.
 
 
Companies
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. completed its previously announced acquisition of Universal American Corp., which now operates as a subsidiary of WellCare.
 
Molina Healthcare, Inc. announced that J. Mario Molina has stepped down as Chairman, President and Chief Executive of the company. He is succeeded by Joseph W. White, who will serve as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and Dale B. Wolf, who has been appointed Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. White has also assumed the new title of Chief Financial Officer, replacing John C. Molina, who has stepped down from the position. Both J. Mario Molina and John C. Molina will remain on the company’s Board of Directors.
 
Medline Industries, Inc. appointed Ernie Philip President of its Canadian business, effective May 30, 2017.
 
Bayer Corporation appointed Bhavesh Ashar Senior Vice President and Head of Oncology for its United States Pharmaceuticals Division.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Mylan N.V. announced that it has nominated Sjoerd S. Vollebregt to stand for election to its Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 22, 2017. The company also announced that Douglas J. Leech, Joseph C. Maroon and Rodney L. Piatt will retire from the Board at the meeting.
 
 
Former Government Officials Joining Health World
 
eHealth, Inc. appointed Ian J. Kalin Chief Data Officer. He most recently served as Chief Data Officer for the United States Department of Commerce.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Children’s National Health System has named DeAnn Aston Marshall the new President of the Children’s Hospital Foundation.
 
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center has named Kelly Linden the new Chief Executive Officer.
 
Southview Medical Center has announced Richard Manchus is the new President, replacing Rebecca Lewis.
 
Southeast Georgia Health System has announced Robert J. Bernasek is the new Chief Medical Officer.
 
Adventist Health System/West has announced the appointment of Hoda Asmar the new Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer.
 
The Permanente Medical Group has named Richard S. Isaacs the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Saint Thomas Health has named Angie Boyd-Chambers the new Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.
 
Sutter Physician Services has named Jeremy Eaves the new Chief Executive Officer. 
 
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
Accuray Incorporated appointed Lionel Hadjadjeba Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. The company also announced that it has eliminated the Chief Operating Officer position and therefore Kelly Londy will resign from the company on July 5, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 27, 2017 

Companies

Becton, Dickinson and Company announced on April 23, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire C. R. Bard, Inc., for $24 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the fall of 2017. Upon closing, Tim Ring and an additional Bard director are expected to join the BD Board of Directors.
 
Becton, Dickinson and Company promoted Thomas Polen from Executive Vice President and President of its Medical Segment to President of the company.
 
Anthem, Inc. appointed Hoangmai “Mai” Pham Vice President of Provider Alignment Solutions, effective May 2017.
 
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced that Eyal Desheh intends to resign as Group Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in the coming months.
 
Aflac Incorporated promoted Masatoshi Koide from Deputy President to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective July 1, 2017. He succeeds Hiroshi Yamauchi, who will assume the role of Vice Chairman.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. announced that José E. Almeida, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Baxter International, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center has announced the retirement of Dave Kapaska as the President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30, 3017.
 
Adventist Health System has named David Ottati to the newly created role of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Central Florida Division of the North Region.
 
Medina Hospital has announced the resignation of Thomas Tulisiak as President, effective May 1, 2017. Vicky Snyder, the Chief Operating Officer, will assume the post in an interim capacity.
 
Palmetto Health has appointed Mark Williams the new Chief Clinical Officer for the institution.
 
BJC HealthCare has appointed Jerry Fox Jr. the new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective June 1, 2017. He replaces David Weiss who is stepping down.
 
Belton Regional Medical Center has appointed Patrick Avila the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
Spectrum Health System has appointed Tina Freese-Decker the new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
Gila Regional Medical Center has selected Taffy Arias as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 31, 2017.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Purdue Pharma L.P. appointed Josephine Martin Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

April 20, 2017 

Charities

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research promoted Sohini Chowdhury from Senior Vice President of Research Partnerships to Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
 
 
Companies
 
Carestream Health, Inc. announced on April 13, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to divest Carestream Dental, its dental digital business, to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and CareCapital Advisors Limited. Lisa Ashby will serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer and John Dineen as its Chairman. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017. 
 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation appointed Mike Hsu Group President of Kimberly-Clark North America, effective April 24, 2017.
 
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. promoted Jennifer Cretu from Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations to Senior Vice President of Pharma Services and Marketing.
 
Ipsen S.A. promoted Alexandre Lebeaut from Senior Vice President of Global Drug Development to Executive Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer. He had been serving as Interim Head of Research and Development since December 2016.
 
Cardinal Health, Inc. announced on April 18, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Patient Care, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Nutritional Insufficiency businesses from Medtronic plc for $6.1 billion. Once complete, the acquired businesses will become part of Cardinal Health's Medical segment. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of Cardinal Health's fiscal year 2018.
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed Stephanie Davis Senior Vice President and Division President with responsibility for the company’s Arizona, Hawaii and Nebraska markets.
 
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Trinity Health has appointed Mike Slubowski the new President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Richard Gilfillan.
 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital has appointed Madelyn Pearson the new Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services, effective June 12, 2017. She replaces Jackie Somerville who is stepping down.
 
Lowell General Hospital has appointed Joseph White the new Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Nomand Deschene who has stepped down.
 
St. Francis Hospital has named David Ricci the new President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Brian Dietz who has stepped down.
 
Silver Cross Hospital has named Ruth Colby the new President and Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2017. She replaces Paul Pawlak who is stepping down.
 
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota appointed Cain A. Hayes Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and President of its Health Business.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Daryl Drummond Head of Research.
 
 
 

 

 

 

April 13, 2017 

Charities

LUNGevity Foundation announced that Alice T. Shaw, Director of the Center for Thoracic Cancers and the Paula O'Keeffe Endowed Chair of Thoracic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, has been appointed to its Scientific Advisory Board.
 

Companies

CVS Health Corporation appointed Thomas M. Moriarty to the new position of Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer. He will remain Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
 
Allergan plc appointed Daphne Karydas Senior Vice President of Global Investor Relations and Strategy, effective April 17, 2017.  
 
DaVita Inc. appointed Robert Lang President of its International Business.
 
Bioverativ Inc. appointed Tim Harris Executive Vice President of Research and Development.
 
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. appointed Atul Kavthekar Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective May 1, 2017.
 
Team Health Holdings, Inc. announced that Oliver Rogers will step down as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and will be succeeded by Michael Wiechart, effective May 1, 2017.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. appointed former United States Surgeon General Regina Benjamin to its Board of Directors.
 
Merck & Co., Inc. announced that John H. Noseworthy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mayo Clinic, has been nominated to stand for election to its Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 23, 2017. He will replace the seat now filled by C. Robert Kidder, who will be retiring from the Board.
 
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. announced that Mark J. Parrell plans to resign from the Board of Directors after the Annual Meeting of Stockholders on July 24, 2017.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
The Community Hospital Corporation Board of Directors has appointed Jim Kendrick the new President and Chief Executive, effective April 17, 2017. He replaces Michael Williams who is stepping down.
 
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has announced the appointment of Katrina D. Studventthe new Chief Development Officer.
 
Aptuit, LLC has announced the Henning Steinhagen as the new President of Research and Development Operations.
 
CaroMont Health has named Todd Davis the new President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis, following the sudden departure of Douglas Luckett.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

April 6, 2017 

Biotech

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. announced that one of its board members, Yves Huwyler, has passed away.
 
MEI Pharma, Inc. appointed Brian Drazba Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. He succeeds Thomas Zech, who is retiring from the company.
 

Companies

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited appointed Ricardo Marek President of its Emerging Markets Business Unit. He succeeds Giles Platford, who has been named President of Europe and Canada.
 
Aflac Incorporated appointed Max K. Broden Senior Vice President and Treasurer.
 
Astellas Pharma Inc. appointed John DeMay President of Astellas US Technologies, Inc.
 
Acelity L.P. Inc. appointed R. Andrew Eckert President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Joseph Woody, who is stepping down following the divesture of the company’s LifeCell division earlier this year.
 
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. appointed Gary E. Bischoping, Jr. Chief Financial Officer, effective May 8, 2017. He succeeds Elisha W. Finney, who previously announced her intention to retire from the company.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Varex Imaging Corporation announced that Jocelyn D. Chertoff, Chair of the Department of Radiology and Professor of Radiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Health IT
 
Practice Fusion Inc. appointed Bevey Miner Chief Marketing Officer.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Sheppard Pratt Health has appointed Armando Colombo the new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective April 24, 2017.
 
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton has named Joan Bercari the new Vice President of Quality. She replaces Joyce Schwarz who has stepped down.
 
MD Anderson Cancer Center has named Dr. Marshall E. Hicks the new President. He replaces Ronald DePinho who has retired. 
 
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
LivaNova PLC announced that Vivid Sehgal will resign as Chief Financial Officer at the end of May 2017.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Ferring Holding SA appointed Dominic Moorhead Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2017.
 
Merz GmbH & Co. KGaA appointed Bob Rhatigan President and Chief Executive Officer of Merz Inc., its North America business. He succeeds Patrick Urban, who had been filling the role in an interim capacity and has been named Chief Commercial Officer.
 
 
Research Organizations
 
The Scripps Research Institute announced that Ronald W. Burkle, Founder and Chairman of the Ronald W. Burkle Foundation, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

March 30, 2017 

Companies

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Ludwig N. Hantson Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He succeeds David R. Brennan, who has served as interim Chief Executive Officer since December 2016.
 
Mylan N.V. appointed Daniel M. Gallagher Chief Legal Officer, effective April 17, 2017.
 
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings promoted Gary Huff to Chief Executive Officer of its LabCorp Diagnostics division.
 
 
Health IT
 
Spok Holdings, Inc. appointed Michael W. Wallace Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Shawn E. Endsley, who will remain with the company and has assumed the new position of Chief Accounting Officer.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Community Health Network has named Priscilla Keith the new Executive Director of Community Benefit.
 
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center has named Thomas Jackson the new Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Allen Harrison who has become the Chief Executive Officer for Methodist Hospital in San Antonio.
 
Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City has appointed Allison Gibler the new Director of Risk and Safety.
 
The University of Pennsylvania Health System/Penn Medicine have announced that following the departure of Garry Scheib as Chief Operating Officer, Phil Okala has been appointed the new Chief Operating Officer of the Philadelphia Region, Regina Cunningham has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Lori Gustave has been appointed the Senior Vice President of Business Development.
 
Mercy Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of William McConnell the new President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Tom Gessell who stepped down earlier this year.  He formally served as Vice President of Operations.
 
Sutter Solano Medical Center has announced the appointment of Abhishek Dosi the new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 3, 2017. He replaces John Boyd who is stepping down.
 
St. Mary’s Hospital has announced the appointment of Montez Carter the new President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
St. Vincent Medical Center has named Abbey Williams the new Vice President of Human Resources. She replaces Christine Carson who has stepped down.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Inc. announced that Richard L. Boals will retire as President and Chief Executive officer effective July 1, 2017. The role will be filled in an interim capacity by Sandy Gibson, the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
 
Pharmacies
 
Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC appointed Leah Bailey General Counsel.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Impax Laboratories, Inc. appointed Paul M. Bisaro President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He succeeds J. Kevin Buchi, who has been serving as interim President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2016.
 
 
Research Organizations
 
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation announced that Gena Cook, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Navigating Cancer, has been named Chair of the Board of Directors, succeeding the Honorable Ellen O. Tauscher, who will remain a member of the Board. It also announced that Heather Kopecky has been named Vice Chair, succeeding Michael Parisi, who will also remain a member.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

March 23, 2017 

Charities
 
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. appointed Gwen Nichols Chief Medical Officer.
 

Companies

Eisai Inc. appointed Kirk Shepard Senior Vice President of Global Medical Affairs for its Oncology Business Group.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Gateway Health Plan announced that Michael Madden will retire as Chief Medical Officer at the end of April 2017. He will be succeeded by Steven E. Szebenyi.
 
Affinity Health Plan, Inc. appointed Michael Murphy President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing James Hooley, who has been filling the role in an interim capacity since June of 2016.
 
 
Research Organizations
 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory announced that Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President of Trinity College, has been elected to its Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

March 16, 2017 

Hospitals and Health Systems

Benedictine Health System has announced the future retirement of Rocklon B. Chapin as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the system, effective January 2, 2018.
 
National Health Investors, Inc. has named Kevin Pascoe as the new Chief Investment Officer. He will retain his position as Executive Vice President of Investments at this time.
 
The Detroit Medical Center has named Conrad L. Mallett Jr. the new Chief Executive Officer of Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital on an interim basis.
 
Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System has named Chris Glenney the President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
University of Cincinnati Medical Center has named Richard Shumway the new Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, effective May 1, 2017.
 
University of South Alabama Health System has appointed Owen Bailey the new Senior Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Executive Officer.
 
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced the retirement of Ronald DePinho.

 

 

 

 

  

March 9, 2017 

Companies

Eli Lilly and Company promoted Johna Norton to Senior Vice President of Global Quality, effective April 1, 2017. She succeeds Fionnuala Walsh, who is retiring from the company. The company also announced that Bart Peterson will resign as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications, effective March 31, 2017.

CVS Health Corporation appointed Jonathan C. Roberts Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that Leonard Bell will retire as Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 10, 2017. He will be succeeded as Chairman by David Brennan, an Alexion board member who is currently serving as its interim Chief Executive Officer.
 
DaVita Kidney Care appointed Francesca Tentori Medical Director of Outcomes Research.
 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company appointed Thomas J. Lynch, Jr. Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, effective March 16, 2017. He succeeds Francis Cuss, who is retiring from the company. In connection with his appointment, Lynch will step down from the company’s Board of Directors on March 15, 2017.

 

 
Health IT
 
Extreme Networks, Inc. announced on March 7, 2017, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the networking business of Avaya Inc. for approximately $100 million. The transaction is expected to close by June or July 2017.
 
Navicure, Inc. appointed Kermit Randa Chief Growth Officer.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Saint Barnabas Medical Center has named Patrick J. Haughey the new Chief Operating Officer.

 

 
Wesley Medical Center has named James Stepien the new Vice President of Business Development.
 
Fairview Health Services and HealthEast Care System announced that the organizations will combine to create one comprehensive health systems. The organizations plan to begin integration efforts upon receiving regulatory and legal approval in the spring of 2017.
 
Wise Health System has appointed Jason Wren the new President and Chief Executive Officer, April 1, 2017.
 
Intermountain Healthcare, Inc. has appointed Shannon Connor Phillips and Robert W. Allen the new Chief Patient Safety and Experience Officer, and the new Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, respectively.
 
ProMedica Health System Inc. has appointed Kent Bishop the new Chief Experience Officer.
 
St. Mary Medical Center has appointed Lawrence Brilliant the new Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.
 
Aurora Health Care has named Michael Grebe the new Chief Legal Officer.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Ipsen S.A. appointed Benoit Hennion Executive Vice President and President of Primary Care, effective March 31, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

March 2, 2017 

Biotech

CTI BioPharma Corp. appointed Adam Craig President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective March 20, 2017. He succeeds Richard Love, who has been serving as interim President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2016 and will continue on the company’s Board.
 
 
Charities
 
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network appointed Michael Rosen its first Chief Communications Officer.
 

Companies

Cigna Corporation announced several executive appointments: Christopher Hocevar was appointed President of Strategy, Segments and Solutions; Michael Triplett was appointed President of U.S. Markets; Eric Palmer was appointed Deputy Chief Financial Officer and will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer in early summer 2017 following the retirement of Thomas McCarthy; Lisa Bacus was appointed to the additional role of Chief Customer Officer; and Matthew Manders was appointed President of Government and Individual Programs and Group Insurance.
 
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings announced on February 23, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the ownership interest in Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC, from Providence Health & Services and Catholic Health Initiatives. The transaction is expected to close in 2017 or 2018.
 
Celgene Corporation announced that Jacqualyn Fouse will step down as President and Chief Operating Officer on April 1, 2017, and retire from the company on June 30, 2017. She will also step down as a member of the Board of Directors at the 2017 Annual General Meeting in June. She is succeeded by Scott Smith, who will assume the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. The company also announced that Terrie Curran will be promoted to President of Global Inflammation & Immunology, effective at the same time.
 
Allergan plc announced that Lisa DeFrancesco will retire from the company once a successor has been named.
 
Perrigo Company plc announced that Judy L. Brown has resigned as Executive Vice President of Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer in order to take a position with another company. She is succeeded by Ronald L. Winowiecki, who will serve as acting Chief Financial Officer until a permanent successor is named. The company also announced that Svend Andersen has been appointed Executive Vice President and President of Consumer Healthcare International.
 
PAREXEL International Corporation appointed Simon N.R. Harford Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2017. He replaces Emma Reeve, who has been serving as interim Chief Financial Officer since July 2016.
 
J M Smith Corporation appointed A. Alan Turfe Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding William R. Cobb, who has retired from the company.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Pfizer Inc. announced that Ronald E. Blaylock, Founder, Managing Partner of GenNx360 Capital Partners, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. announced that José Baselga, Physician-in-Chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, and Jean-Luc Butel, Senior Adviser to the McKinsey Healthcare Practice, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital has named Dennis Pfleiger the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
St. Peter’s Health Partners has named Thomas Robert the new Chief Financial Officer.
 
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has named Margaret Mikula the new Chief Quality Officer. She replaces Andrew Resnick who stepped down last year.
 
Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center has named George Helmrich to the position of Chief Medical Officer.
 
O’Connor Hospital has named Scott Bonderoff to the position of Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Carlton Rule who has stepped down.
 
TriHealth, Inc. has appointed Randy Curnow the new Medical Director of Ambulatory Services.
 
Summa Health has named Cliff Deveny as the President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis. He replaces Thomas Malone who has retired.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Kaiser Permanente appointed Le Anne Trachok Senior Vice President of Revenue Management. 

 

 

 

 

February 23, 2017 

Biotech

Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Catherine D. Strader, Ph.D., a Founding Partner at Synergy Partners R&D Solutions, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 

Companies

CompuGroup Medical SE appointed Benedikt Brückle Senior Vice President of its United States and Canadian region and Chief Executive Officer of its United States subsidiary.
 
Community Health Systems, Inc. announced that W. Larry Cash will retire as President of Financial Services, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at the company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 16, 2017. He will be succeeded by Thomas J. Aaron, who will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer at the meeting.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Select Medical Holdings Corporation announced that Harold L. Paz, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Aetna, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced that Robert J. Bertolini, former President and Chief Financial Officer of Bausch & Lomb, Matthew W. Emmens, former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Theodore R. Samuels, former President of Capital Guardian Trust Company, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Illumina, Inc. announced that John W. Thompson has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Former Government Officials Joining Health World
 
Centene Corporation appointed Chris Koster Senior Vice President of Corporate Services. He most recently served as Mississippi Attorney General.
 
 
Health IT
 
Extreme Networks, Inc. announced that John Shoemaker has been appointed Chairman of its Board of Directors. He succeeds John Kispert, who has stepped down from the board to focus on other professional and personal interests.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
The Swedish Health Services has announced the appointment of Dr. R. Guy Hudson as the new Chief Executive on an interim basis. He replaces Tony Armada who has resigned.
 
Christiana Care Health System has named Drewry Nash Fennell the new Chief Officer of Strategic Communication and Development.
 
McLaren Oakland has named Barton Buxton the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 20, 2017. He comes from McLaren Lapeer where he has served in a similar post since 2003.
 
 
Industry Service Providers
 
Celerion has announced the appointment of Dr. Marc Hoffman as Chief Medical Officer.
 
 
Physician's Offices and Group Medical Practices
 
Brown and Toland Physicians has named Jill Yegian the new Vice President of Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives.  

 

 

 

 

February 16, 2017 

Associations

California Life Sciences Association announced that Larry W. Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., Vice President and Associate Cancer Center Director of Translational Research at City of Hope and Daria Mochly-Rosen, Ph.D., Founder and Co-Director, SPARK Translational Research Program and Professor, Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Biotech
 
Medivir AB promoted Christine Lind from Executive Vice President to Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2017. She succeeds Niklas Prager, who is stepping down from the role.
 
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. appointed Christel Iffland Vice President of Antibody Technologies.
 
Muscular Dystrophy Association Inc. appointed Kristine Welker interim President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Steve Derks, who is stepping down from the company.
 

Companies

Henry Schein, Inc. appointed Bridget A. Ross President of its Global Medical Group.
 
On February 8, 2017, the proposed merger between Anthem, Inc. and Cigna Corporation was blocked by a federal judge. On February 14, 2017, Cigna announced that it has terminated the merger agreement, but on February 15, 2017, Anthem announced that it has filed suit to compel Cigna to comply with the merger agreement.
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc announced on February 10, 2017, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Mead Johnson Nutrition Company for approximately $17.9 billion. As a result, Mead Johnson will become a new division of RB. The transaction is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2017.
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed Sonya Nelson State President of its Georgia businesses.
 
Aetna Inc. and Humana Inc. announced that they have agreed to mutually terminate their previously announced merger agreement following the January 23 ruling by a federal judge preventing the closing of the transaction.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Eli Lilly and Company announced that Carolyn R. Bertozzi, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Systems Biology and Radiology at Stanford University, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Baxter International Inc. announced that Stephen Oesterle has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Owens & Minor, Inc. announced that its Chairman, Craig R. Smith, will not stand for re-election at the company’s Annual Shareholders Meeting on May 5, 2017. At that time, P. Cody Phipps, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will assume the additional title of Chairman. Separately, the company also announced that Barbara B. Hill, Operating Partner of NexPhase Capital, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. announced that Ben Wolin has been appointed to the newly created position of Lead Director. He has been serving as a member of the board since 2015.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Henry Ford Health System has named Stephan Mayer the new Chair for the Department of Neurology.
 
Tidelands Health has named Beth Ward the new Chief Financial Officer, effective March 31, 2017. She replaces Terry Kiser who is retiring.
 
UMass Memorial Medical Center has named Lisa Colombo the new Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.
 
Central Texas Medical Center has named Parker Pridgen the new Chief Financial Officer, effective March 5, 2017.
 
UPMC Northwest has named Brian Durniok the new President, effective March 1, 2017. He previously served as Vice President of Human Resources and replaced David Gibbons who is stepping down.
 
University Hospitals Parma Medical Center has named Peter Bergmann the new President, effective March 6, 2017.
 
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has named Julie Ann Freischlag the new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2017. She replaces John McConnell who is stepping down.
 
SSM Health has named Laura Kaiser the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2017. She replaces Bill Thompson who is retiring.
 
Methodist North Hospital has Florence Jones the new Chief Executive Officer. She previously served as the Chief Nursing Officer and the Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announced that Brad Wilson plans to retire later this year.
 
Capital BlueCross appointed Susan Hubley Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility.
 
 
Pharmacies
 
National HealthCare Corporation appointed B. Anderson “Andy” Flatt Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
 

 

 

 

February 9, 2017 

Companies
 
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. appointed Yitzhak Peterburg interim President and Chief Executive Officer succeeding Erez Vigodman, who has resigned from the company and Board of Directors. Mr. Peterburg’s previous role as Chairman has been assumed by Sol J. Barer.
 
TeamHealth Holdings, Inc. completed its previously announced transaction and was acquired by funds affiliated with Blackstone. It is now privately owned company.
 
Astellas Pharma Inc. appointed Linda Friedman Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective April 1, 2017. Her current role as General Counsel of the Americas will be assumed by Catherine Levitt.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Allergan plc announced that Michael R. Gallagher has decided to not stand for reelection to the Board at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on May 4, 2017.
 
Perrigo Company plc announced that it has entered into an agreement with Starboard Value LP, a major shareholder of the company, under which Jeffrey Smith, Starboard's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Bradley Alford and Jeffrey Kindler have been appointed to the board, effective immediately. They replace Herman Morris, Shlomo Yanai, Michael Jandernoa, and Gary Kunkle who have all resigned from the board. Under the agreement, Ellen Hoffing will also step down once Starboard determines a new director to take her place.
 
Amgen Inc. announced that Charles M. Holley Jr., former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Walmart, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Health IT
 
Welltok, Inc. appointed Rob Scavo President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Sound Physicians Inc. has named John D. Birkmeyer the new Chief Clinical Officer.
 
Mercy Health Muskegon has announced the future retirement of President Greg Loomis, effective June 30, 2017.
 
Baylor Scott and White Garland has announced the departure of Tom Trenary as President of the hospital. He has been replaced by Donas Cole in an interim capacity.
 
Southeast Georgia Health System has appointed Janice L. Dunn the new President and Chief Executive Officer. She replaces Michael D. Scherneck who has stepped down.
 
 
 
 
 
 

February 2, 2017 

Companies
 
Johnson & Johnson announced on January 26, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. As part of the transaction, Actelion will spin out its drug discovery operations and early-stage clinical development assets into a newly created biopharmaceutical company led by Jean-Paul Cozel, who will serve as Chief Executive Officer. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the second quarter of 2017.
 
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. successfully completed its spinoff of its Imaging Components Business into a new, publically traded corporation that operates as Varex Imaging Corporation.
 
PharMerica Corporation appointed Robert E. Dries Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that N. Anthony Coles, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yumanity Therapeutics, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Northwell Health has named Ram Raju the new Senior Vice President and Community Health Investment Officer. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NYC Health and Hospital since January 2014.
 
Adventist University of Health Sciences has announced the retirement of David Greenlaw as President, effective July 31, 2017.
 
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has named Dr. Stephen Gottschalk, M.D., as the Chair of the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, effective August 2017.
 
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has named Elisabeth Heath the new Associate Center Director for Transitional Sciences.
 
Baptist Health System has appointed Trip Pilgrim the new Chief Executive Officer.
 
UPMC Hamot has announced the retirement of Jim Fiorenzo, effective June 30, 2017.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Kaiser Permanente completed its acquisition of Group Health Cooperative on February 1, 2017, and integrated it into Kaiser Permanente as the company’s eighth region. The combined business operates as Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington.

 

 

 

January 26, 2017 

Biotech
 
PharmAthene, Inc. announced on January 19, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Altimmune, Inc. Under the terms of the merger, PharmAthene will acquire Altimmune in an all-stock transaction. The combined company will operate as Altimmune and will be led by Bill Enright, who will serve as Chief Executive Officer.
 
ImmunoGen, Inc. announced that Sandra E. Poole will resign as Executive Vice President of Technical Operations and Commercial Development at the end of January to pursue other opportunities.
 
GenVec, Inc. announced on January 24, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Intrexon Corporation. The transaction is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2017.
 
CTI BioPharma Corp. announced that Michael A. Metzger, President and Chief Operating Officer of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Companies
 
Bioventus, LLC appointed John Nosenzo Chief Commercial Officer, effective February 1, 2017.
 
Rite Aid Corporation promoted Ken Black from Group Vice President of Compensation, Benefits and Shared Services to Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. He succeeds Dedra N. Castle, who is resigning from the company for personal health reasons.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
TriHealth, Inc. has named Kevin Joseph the new Chief Quality Officer. She comes from UC Health where she served as Senior Vice President and Inpatient Services.
 
Valley Presbyterian Hospital has named Deborah Gac the new Vice President of Human Resources.
 
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute has named Lisa Lange the new Vice President of Clinical Trials Office.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Ipsen S.A. appointedHarout Semerjian President and Head of Specialty Care International Region and Global Franchises, effective February 2, 2017.

 

 

 

January 19, 2017 

Charities
 
LUNGevity Foundation announced that Edward Garon, Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program at the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, has joined its Scientific Advisory Board.
 
 
Companies
 
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA appointed William Valle Chief Executive Officer of its North America business. He succeeds Ronald Kuerbitz, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
 
Assurant, Inc. announced that Bart Schwartz will retire as Chief Legal Officer at the end of 2017. The company also announced that it has appointed Gregory DeChurch Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and Doris Vigo Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer.
 
EMD Serono, Inc. appointed Richard R. Smith Senior Vice President and Head, US Fertility and Endocrinology.
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed W. Lee Bowers Chief Operating Officer of its Florida operations.
 
Community Health Systems, Inc. announced that Rachel A. Seifert will retire as Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel at the end of March 2017. Her role as General Counsel will be filled in an interim capacity by Ben Fordham, the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
WebMD Health Corp. announced that Ian G. Banwell, Managing Partner of Aberdeen Enterprises, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. He replaces Jerome C. Keller, who recently resigned from the Board.
 
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated announced that Timothy P. Flynn, former Chairman of KPMG International, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital has announced the future retirement of Allen Carroll as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 2017.
 
Detroit Medical Center has announced the appointment of Anthony Tedeschi as the Chief Executive Officer, replacing Joe Mullany who has left the organization.
 
UC Davis Health has announced the appointment of William Showalter the new Chief Information officer, effective February 13, 2017.
 
McLaren Flint has appointed Chad M. Grant the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 30, 2017.
 
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Hospital has appointed Justin F. Klamerus the new President of the Karmanos Cancer Institute.
 
Seattle Children’s Hospital has appointed Russ Williams the new Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
 
West Chester Hospital has named Tom Daskalakis the new Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. He has previously served in an interim capacity since 2015.
 
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has named Philippe Friedlich the new Division Chief of Neonatology and Director of the Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.
 
Ascension Healthcare has announced the retirement of Robert Henkel as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30, 2017. Patricia Maryland, current Chief Operating Officer, will be stepping into the role.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care

Health Partners Plans appointed Matthew Post Vice President of Medicare Sales.

 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Richard Peters President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 6, 2017. He succeeds Gary Crocker, the company’s Chairman who has been serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer since October 2016.
 
 
 
 

 

January 12, 2017 

Biotech
 
MorphoSys AG appointed Malte Peters Chief Development Officer, effective March 1, 2017. He succeeds Arndt Schottelius, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
 
 
Charities
 
The Parkinson's Foundation, Inc. appointed John L. Lehr its first Chief Executive Officer following the recent merger of the National Parkinson Foundation and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation to form the new organization.
 
 
Companies
 
HealthSouth Corporation appointed Troy DeDecker President of its Central Region.
 
Hologic, Inc. appointed Jan Verstreken Regional President for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Canada.
 
DaVita, Inc. announced that Joel Ackerman will join the company as Senior Vice President of Finance on or about February 21, 2017, and will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer on March 1, 2017. He replaces Jim Hilger, who has filled the role in an interim capacity since March 2015 and will continue in his role as Chief Accounting Officer.
 
VCA Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Mars, Incorporated for approximately $9.1 billion. VCA will operate as a distinct and separate business unit within Mars Petcare and continue to be led by Bob Antin. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed Timothy Trodden Chief Human Resources Officer.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. announced that Mary Garrett, former IBM Corporation marketing executive, and Nancy M. Schlichting, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System, will stand for election as directors at the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on March 14, 2017. The company also announced that Eduardo R. Menascé will retire from the board at the meeting.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that Richard U. DeSchutter has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Aflac Incorporated announced that Karole F. Lloyd, Vice Chair and Southeast Regional Managing Partner for Ernst & Young, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
DaVita Inc. announced that Pascal Desroches, Chief Financial Officer for Turner Broadcasting, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Hospitals and Health Systems
 
Lake Huron Medical Center has announced the retirement of Rebekah Smith as Chief Executive Officer in the spring of 2017.
 
Menorah Medical Center has appointed Jeff Taylor the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
Virtua Health has announced the retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer Richard P. Miller by the end of 2017.
 
Sisters of Charity Health System has named Thomas Strauss to serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Children’s National Health System has named Vittorio Gallo the new Chief Research Officer, effective July 1, 2017.
 
Children’s Minnesota has appointed Marc Gorelick the new President and Chief Operating Officer, effective March 20, 2017.
 

Pharmacy Benefit Management

Prime Therapeutics LLC appointed Mike Kolar Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

 

 

 

January 5, 2017 

Biotech
 
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that David-Alexandre Gros will resign as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, effective January 6, 2017. The company also announced that it has promoted Pushkal Garg to Chief Medical Officer.
 
 
Companies
 
Illumina, Inc. appointed Garret Hampton Executive Vice President of Clinical Genomics, effective January 9, 2017. He succeeds Tristan B. Orpin, who previously announced his intent to step down from the role.
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. completed its previously announced acquisition of Care1st Health Plan Arizona, Inc. from Care1st Health Plan, Inc.
 
Gilead Sciences, Inc. appointed Alessandro Riva Senior Vice President and Hematology and Oncology Therapeutic Area Head.
 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Jay Markowitz Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management.
 
 
Hospitals
 
Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has named Timothy Bode the new Chief Medical Officer.
 
Loyola University Medical Center has named John Hart the new Vice President and Chief Integrity Officer.
 
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton has named Richard Fernandez the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 30, 2017. He replaces Peter Healy who is stepping down.
 

Medical Device Manufacturers

Cantel Medical Corp. appointed Dottie Donnelly Brienza Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.

 

 

December 29, 2016 

Companies

McKesson Corporation completed its previously announced acquisition of Rexall Health for $2.9 billion CAD. In addition, the company appointed Domenic Pilla Chief Executive Officer of McKesson Canada.

 
 
 

December 22, 2016 

Biotech
 
Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Gerald McMahon, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. He replaces Richard van den Broek, who has resigned from the Board.
 
 
Companies
 
Biogen Inc. appointed Michel Vounatsos Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 6, 2017. He succeeds George A. Scangos, who previously announced his intention to step down once a replacement was named.
 
Endo International plc appointed Blaise Coleman Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He had been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer since late November 2016.
 
Allergan plc announced on December 20, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LifeCell Corporation from Acelity L.P. Inc. for $2.9 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2017.
 
ResMed Corp. appointed Carlos Nunez Chief Medical Officer, effective January 3, 2017. He succeeds Glenn Richards, who will continue with the company as Medical Director for Product Development.
 
Illumina, Inc. appointed Jonathan Seaton Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, effective January 3, 2017.
 
Amedisys, Inc. appointed Gary D. Willis Chief Financial Officer, effective January 3, 2017. He assumes the role from Ronald A. LaBorde, who will continue to serve as Vice Chairman until he retires on April 2, 2017.
 
Endo International plc appointed Patrick Barry Senior Vice President of U.S. Branded Pharmaceuticals, effective immediately, and Matthew Davis Senior Vice President of Research and Development for Branded Pharmaceuticals, effective January 3, 2017. The company also announced that Joseph Ciaffoni has resigned as President of U.S. Branded Pharmaceuticals and in addition Susan Hall will resign as Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer and Global Head of Research and Development, effective March 31, 2017.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Hologic, Inc. announced that Amy Wendell, former Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Covidien, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen H. Ruskowski will assume the additional role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2016. He succeeds Daniel C. Stazione, who will continue to serve as Lead Independent Director.
 
AmerisourceBergen Corporation appointed Keri Mattox Vice President of Corporate and Investor Relations, effective January 3, 2017. She succeeds Barbara A. Brungess, who is leaving the company at the end of 2016.
 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company appointed its Chief Executive Officer Giovanni Caforio to the additional role of Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective at the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 2, 2017. He assumes the role from Lamberto Andreotti, who plans to retire.
 
 
Health IT
 
Mediware Information Systems, Inc. announced on December 20, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired from Thoma Bravo by TPG Capital. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2017.
 
 
Hospitals
 
Adventist Health System Sunbelt Health has named Lars Houmann the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare has appointed Terry Shaw, former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, as the new President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Donald Jernigan who has retired.
 
 
Industry Service Providers
 
TRA Medical Imaging and Medical Imaging Northwest, two medical imaging providers in the South Sound, announced today that the two companies have completed their merger and will operate administratively as TRA-MINW starting January 1, 2017.
 
Capital Senior Living Corporation has announced the passing of Keith Johannessen who had been on medical leave after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Impax Laboratories, Inc. announced that G. Frederick Wilkinson has resigned as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He is replaced by current board member J. Kevin Buchi, who will fill the role in an interim capacity until a permanent replacement has been named.
 

Pharmacy Benefit Management

Prime Therapeutics LLC appointed John Drakulich Chief Sales Officer.

 

 

December 15, 2016 

Companies
 
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed David R. Brennan Interim Chief Executive Officer, replacing David Hallan, who has resigned from the company and its board for personal reasons. The company also appointed David J. Anderson Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, replacing Vikas Sinha, who resigned to pursue other opportunities.
 
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. announced on December 13, 2016, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire from Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV its businesses in the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania other related assets that were owned by SABMiller plc prior to their merger for approximately $7.8 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2017.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. appointed William D. Humphries Executive Vice President of Dermatology, effective January 2, 2017. The company also announced that Anne Whitaker will leave the company on January 13, 2017, and Rob Rosiello and Ari Kellen will leave at the end of the 2016.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Unum Group announced that Kevin T. Kabat will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2017. He succeeds Thomas R. Watjen, who previously announced his intention to retire from the board.
 
 
Hospitals
 
MemorialCare Health System has named Kristen Pugh as the Vice President of Advocacy and Government Relations.
 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has named Ellis J. Neufeld the new Clinical Director, Physician-in-Chief and Executive Vice President, effective March 2017.
 
Sinai Hospital of Baltimore has announced Amy Perry will step down as President, effective January 20, 2017.
 
O’Connor Hospital has announced that Carlton Rule will step down as Chief Executive Officer and Administrator, effective March 1, 2017.
 
Rush University Medical Center has appointed Shafiq Rab the new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective January 9, 2017.
 
Stanford Health Services has appointed David Jones the new Chief Human Resources Officer effective January 3, 2017.
 
Beaufort Memorial Hospital has appointed Ken Miller the new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Jeff White who has retired.
 
TriHealth has named Andrew DeVoe the new Chief Financial Officer, a post he has served in an interim capacity since July of this year.
 
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center has named Justin Jaycon the new Director of Public Affairs and Marketing.
 
Geisinger Health System has named Anthony Aquilina the new Regional President and Ronald Beer the new Chief Administrative Officer for Geisinger Northeast respectively.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Health Partners Plans, Inc. appointed Mark Cary Senior Vice President of Medicare Sales and Actuarial Services.
 
Priority Health Managed Benefits, Inc. appointed James D. Forshee Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Ipsen S.A. announced that Claude Bertrand will resign as Executive Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer, effective January 2, 2017. Alexandre Lebeaut will head the research and development division in the interim until a permanent replacement is named.

 

 

December 8, 2016

Biotech

Compugen Ltd. appointed Kirk A. Christoffersen Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development.
 
Exelixis, Inc. appointed Susan Hubbard Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Investor Relations and appointed Stefan Krauss Vice President of Business Development.
 
 
Companies
 
Eisai Inc. appointed Rebecca Jolley as Senior Vice President of Americas Commercial for its Oncology Business Group.
 
Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. and AmSurg Corp. completed their merger on December 1, 2016. The combined company now operates as Envision Healthcare Corporation.
 
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. appointed Dipankar Bhattacharjee President and Chief Executive Officer of its Global Generic Medicines Group. He succeeds Sigurdur Olafsson, who has stepped down from the role and will retire from the company in early 2017.
 
The Allstate Corporation appointed John Dugenske Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, effective in early 2017.
 
Abbott Laboratories announced that it has filed a complaint to terminate its previously announced agreement to acquire Alere, Inc., as it believes Alere has lost significant value since the transaction was agreed upon.
 
Illumina, Inc. appointed Sam A. Samad Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 6, 2017. He assumes the role from Marc Stapley, who will continue to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
 
 
Hospitals
 
Cox Medical Center Branson has appointed James Duff the new Chief Medical Officer.
 
Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center has appointed Katherine A. Johnson, former Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the new President. She replaces Stephen D. Porter who has stepped down.
 
Cancer Treatment Centers of America has appointed Nancy G. Hesse the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Regional Medical Center. She has previously served in the role in an interim capacity since February of this year.
 
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health has announced that James Weinstein will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer at the end of June 2017.
 
McLaren Health Care has appointed Michael P. Lacusta the new Vice President of Business Development.
 
PriMed Management Consulting Services has announced that Tim Richards will serve as Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Rick Messman who has stepped down.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Health Partners Plans, Inc. appointed Kalyan Narayanan Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
 
Kaiser Permanente appointed Bechara Choucair Senior Vice President of Community Health and Benefit and Chief Community Health Officer.
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota appointed Aaron Friedkin Medical Director for Key Accounts and Dan Trajano Senior Medical Director for the STARS and Risk Adjustment Center of Excellence.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. appointed Abhay Gandhi Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective following the departure of Kal Sundaram on January 1, 2017. Mr. Gandhi will fill the roll until Uday Baldota assumes leadership of the company in April 2017.
 

 

 

December 1, 2016

Associations

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations appointed Kin Y. Lee Chief Information and Security Officer.
 
 
Companies
 
McKesson Corporation promoted Paula Keays from Senior Vice President to President of its Canadian subsidiary.
 
Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. appointed W. Richard Staub, III, President of its Research and Development Solutions business unit, replacing Thomas H. Pike, who is retiring from the company.
 
  
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Invacare Corporation announced that Susan H. Alexander, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Biogen, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Hospitals
 
TriHealth, Inc. has appointed Jamahal C. Boyd Sr. the new Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Language Services reporting to David Cook Jr.
 
Verity Health has appointed Jordan Herget as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Louise Regional Hospital and O’Connor Hospital.
 
McLaren Greater Lansing has named Casey Kandow the new Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kandow most recently served as the Director for Laboratory Operations for McLaren Medical Laboratory.
 
Day Kimball Healthcare has announced the resignation of Robert Smanik as the President and Chief Executive Officer. His post will be filled by Joseph Adiletta on an interim basis.
Piedmont Medical Center has appointed Jim Riley the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
Billings Clinic has announced the resignation of Nicholas Wolter as the Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2017. Randall Gibb, current Chief Medical Officer of Clinics will serve in an interim capacity.
 
Medical College of Wisconsin has appointed C. Greer Jordan the new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
 
San Joaquin Community Hospital has named Sharlet Briggs the new President and Chief Executive Officer.  She had been serving in an interim capacity since earlier this year.
 
Tampa General Hospital has announced the resignation of James R. Burkhart as President and Chief Executive Officer. His post will be filled on an interim basis by Steve Short, current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Hylant Group, Inc. promoted JPaul Dixon to Senior Vice President of its Ann Arbor, Michigan office.
 
Capital BlueCross appointed Jack Jaroh Senior Vice President of Commercial Group Sales.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Impax Laboratories, Inc. announced that J. Kevin Buchi, President and Chief Executive Officer of TetraLogic Pharmaceutical Corporation, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Research Organizations
 
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced that Theodore W. Waitt, Chairman of the Waitt Foundation and Co-Founder of Gateway, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He succeeds Irwin M. Jacobs, who will remain on the Board as Chairman Emeritus.
 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory appointed David A. Tuveson Director of its NCI-Designated Cancer Center.
 
 
 
 

November 23, 2016

Companies

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced on November 17, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Universal American Corp. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.
 
Gilead Sciences, Inc. promoted James R. Meyers from Senior Vice President of North American Commercial Operations to Executive Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Operations.
 
Nuance Communications, Inc. announced that Paul Ricci will retire as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at the end of his employment agreement, which is scheduled to end on March 28, 2016. The company also announced that Bill Robbins has resigned as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales to pursue another opportunity outside of the company.
 
WebMD Health Services Group, Inc. appointed Brad Kirkpatrick Chief Client Officer.
 
Pfizer Inc. announced that Anthony J. Maddaluna plans to retire as Executive Vice President and President of Pfizer Global Supply. He will be succeeded by Kirsten Lund-Jurgensen, who will assume the position on December 30, 2016.
 
Smith Drug Company appointed Jeff Schneider Vice President of Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Solutions.
 
Select Medical Holdings Corporation appointed Scott Nordlund Executive Vice President of Partnership Growth and Innovation.
 
 
Group Purchasing Organizations
 
Premier Inc. appointed Andrew Ziskind, MD, Senior Vice President of Academic Strategy.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. appointed Uday Baldota Chief Executive Officer, effective on or about April 1, 2017. He succeeds Kal Sundaram, who previously announced his intent to retire at the end of the year.
 
Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Lesley Russell, Chief Medical Officer at Innocoll Holdings, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Research Organizations
 
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging appointed Eric M. Verdin, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Edward Lanphier, who has been filling the role in an interim capacity and will continue to serve on the Board of Trustees and as an advisor to Mr. Verdin.
 
 
 

November 17, 2016

Associations

Health Center Partners of Southern California appointed Frank Whelan Senior Vice President of Finance.
 
 
Biotech
 
Vermillion, Inc. appointed Marra Francis, MD, Chief Medical Officer.
 
 
Charities
 
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. announced that Judy Salerno will step down as President and Chief Executive Officer and assume the role of Senior Advisor, effective December 15, 2016. She will be succeeded by the nonprofit’s General Counsel, Ellen Willmott, who will fill the role in an interim capacity.
 
 
Companies
 
Tenet Healthcare Corporation appointed Octavio “Tavi” Diaz Chief Medical Officer, effective December 1, 2016.
 
HCA Holdings, Inc. promoted Samuel N. Hazen from Chief Operating Officer to President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation promoted Michael D. Hsu from Group President of North American Consumer Products to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2017.
 
Anthem, Inc. appointed Scott Towers President of its Dental Business, effective November 28, 2016. He succeeds Michael Malouf, who has decided to step down from the position.
 
  
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Perrigo Company plc announced that Geoffrey M. Parker, former Chief Financial Officer of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, and Theodore R. Samuels, President of Capital Guardian Trust Company, have been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Parker’s appointment is effective immediately and that of Mr. Samuels is effective January 1, 2017. The company also announced that Michael Jandernoa and Gary Kunkle will not stand for re-election at the 2017 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.
 
Allergan plc announced that Adriane M. Brown, President and Chief Operating Officer of Intellectual Ventures LLC, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Torchmark Corporation announced that Steven P. Johnson, former Deloitte & Touche executive, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Hospitals
 
Adventist Health has named Karl Nebel the new Chief Strategy and Information Officer.
 
Howard County General Hospital has appointed Elizabeth Edsall Kromm the new Vice President of Population Health and Advancement, who has served as Senior Director of Population Health and Community Relations.
 
Jellico Community Hospital, Inc. has named Farrell Turner as the new Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis.
 
BayCare Health System has named Teri Sholder the new Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer.
 
Christus Mother Frances Hospital has appointed Shelly Johnson the new Chief Executive Officer. She replaces Janet Coates who has stepped down.
 
Aurora Diagostics, LLC has named Catherine Dumur the new Director of Molecular and NGS Development.
 
Saint Francis Medical Center has announced the resignation of Dan McElligott, effective November 23, 2016.

 

 

November 10, 2016

Companies

Endo International plc appointed Terrance J. Coughlin Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and promoted Antonio R. Pera to President of Par Pharmaceutical.

Bioventus, LLC appointed Andrew McCartney Managing Director of International for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. promoted David Stark from Deputy Chief Legal Officer to Chief Legal Officer, replacing Richard Egosi, who is taking a leave of absence.

Kemper Corporation appointed Naimish P. Patel Executive Vice President of its Kemper Preferred business.

 
Corporate Boards of Directors

Magellan Health, Inc. announced that G. Scott MacKenzie, Chief Executive Officer of M*Modal, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. announced that Lynn Simon, President of Clinical Services and Chief Quality Officer for Community Health Systems, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Tenet Healthcare Corporation announced that John P. Byrnes, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lincare Holdings, and Peter M. Wilver, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Health Systems

McLaren Health Care has named Robert Flora the new Chief Academic Officer.

Sheppard Pratt Health System has appointed Ray Dziensinski the new Chief Financial Officer.

 
Hospitals

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center has named Tami Taylor the new Chief Nursing Officer.

Monmouth Medical Center has named Joanna Zimmerman the new Chief Financial Officer.

Mercy Health Network has announced that David Vellinga will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2017.

St. Anthony Hospital has appointed Edward H. Sims the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 3, 2017.  He replaces Patrick Green who has been serving in an interim capacity.

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has announced the promotion of Steven P. Cummings from Chief Implementation Officer to Vice President, Information and Support Services. Jonathan Farina has also been promoted from Director of Information Services to Chief Compliance and Security Officer.

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston has appointed Sharon Blanche the new Chief Nursing Officer.

OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center has appointed Dennis Sands the new Vice President and Chief Medical officer.

Fairview Health Services has appointed James Hereford as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 12, 2016.

 
 

 

November 3, 2016

Companies
 
Astellas USA Foundation appointed Moya Knight President. She succeeds Jeffrey A. Winton, who will continue in his role as the company’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.
 
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. announced that Elisha W. Finney plans to retire as Chief Financial Officer once a successor is named, which is expected to occur in 2017.
 
HealthSouth Corporation announced that Jay Grinney will retire as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at the end of 2016. He is succeeded by Mark J. Tarr, who will be promoted from Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Tarr’s current position will be assumed by Barabara Jacobsmeyer.
 
Patterson Companies, Inc. promoted Dave Misiak from President of Patterson Dental U.S. to President of Patterson Dental North America and Dave Lardy from Vice President of Enterprise Business Services to Chief Information Officer.
 
Team Health Holdings, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by funds affiliated with Blackstone for approximately $6.1 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. Once completed, Team Health will become a privately owned company.
 
Amgen Inc. appointed Lori Johnston Senior Vice President of Human Resources, effective December 9, 2016.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Allergan plc announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Brenton L. Saunders, has been elected to the additional position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Paul Bisaro, who is stepping down as Executive Chairman but will remain a member of the Board. The company also announced that Christopher Coughlin has been elected Lead Independent Director.
 
Masimo Corporation announced that Adam Mikkelson, Partner at Camber Capital Management, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
Catalent, Inc. announced that Uwe Röhrhoff, Chief Executive Officer of Gerresheimer AG, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. The company also announced that Chinh Chu and E. Bruce McEvoy have resigned from the board, President and Chief Executive Officer John Chiminski has assumed the additional position of Chair, and Jack Stahl has been appointed Lead Director.
 
 
Health Research Organizations
 
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging appointed Edward O. Lanphier, III, President and Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Brian Kennedy who has resigned from the position.
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
Haemonetics Corporation announced that Catherine M. Burzik, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Kinetic Concepts, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
 
 

October 27, 2016

Companies
 
Endo International plc announced that Suketu Upadhyay will resign as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 22, 2016. Blaise Coleman, the company’s Senior Vice President of Global Finance Operations, will serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer until a permanent replacement has been named.
 
Invacare Corporation promoted Ralf Ledda to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa, effective November 1, 2016. He currently serves as Managing Director of Alber GmbH, the company’s German-based subsidiary.
 
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. promoted Paul Urick from Senior Vice President to President, effective November 1, 2016. He succeeds Gary Kadlec, who will be retiring from the company at the end of the year but will continue to serve on the Board of Directors. The company also announced that Sean M. Whelan will resign as Chief Financial Officer at the end of the year.
 
Group Purchasing Organizations
 
Vizient, Inc. promoted David Levine from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Advanced Analytics and Informatics.
 
Hospitals
 
Presbyterian Healthcare Services has announced the appointment of Dale Maxwell as the President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis, effective January 16, 2017. He will replace James Hinton who has stepped down to serve as the future President and Chief Executive Officer for Baylor Scott and White Health.
 
Ascension Health has appointed Ferry Lewis the new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, as well as Chief Executive Officer for Ascension Information Services.
 
Deaconess Health System has announced that Linda White will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 30, 2017.
 
Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis has named Samuel Pieh as the new Chief Operations Officer.
 
Adena Health System has announced that Mark Shuter is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Olean General Hospital has appointed Vi-Anne Antrum the new Chief Nursing Officer. She replaces Jeff Zewe who now serves as the Chief Operating Officer.
 
Holy Name Medical Center has appointed Kristen Silberstein the new post of Vice President and Chief Experience Officer.
 
ICON plc has announced that Ciaran Murray will transition from Chief Executive Officer to Chairman of the Board, effective March 1, 2017. He will be replaced by Steve Cutler who has served as Chief Operating Officer.
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Hylant Group, Inc. appointed Debbie Fischer Vice President and Property and Casualty Service Leader. She most recently served as the company’s Vice President of Client Services. 
 
 
 

October 20, 2016

Biotech
 
SIGA Technologies, Inc. appointed Phil Gomez Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Eric Rose, who will continue with the company as Executive Chairman.
 
Companies
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed Elizabeth Miller State President of Florida. She succeeds Gregg MacDonald, who now overseas Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors 
 
Amgen Inc. announced that Ellen J. Kullman, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Health IT
 
Computer Programs and Systems, Inc. (CPSI) appointed William J. Hayes Medical Director with its Physician Adoption team.
 
Hospitals
 
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock has named Dr. Richard Turnage the new Vice Chancellor for Clinical Programs and Chief Executive Officer for its Medical Center.
 
Aroostook Medical Center has appointed Gregory LaFrancois as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 14, 2016. He replaces Glenda Dwyer who has been serving in an interim capacity.
 
Capital Health System has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael Stiefel as the new Institute for Neurosciences Director, a new post within the organization. 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Hylant Group, Inc. promoted Andria Herr from President of its Orlando Office to Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits Client Strategy and Resource Development. She will continue to be based in the company’s Orlando office.
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
Integer Holdings Corporation announced that Donald J. Spence, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lake Region Medical, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
 

October 13, 2016

Biotech
 
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Michael Rogers has resigned as Chief Financial Officer. David Lawrence has assumed the additional role of Principal Accounting Officer.
 
Regulus Therapeutics Inc. appointed Timothy M. Wright Chief Research and Development Officer.
 
 
Companies
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced on October 6, 2016, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Care1st Health Plan Arizona, Inc., a subsidiary of Care1st Health Plan, Inc., for approximately $157.5 million. The transaction is expected to close by the first quarter of 2017.
 
Ardent Health Services, Inc. announced on October 5, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with LHP Hospital Group, Inc. Ardent staff will continue to run the combined company and Ardent will assume LHP's management and operational responsibilities within each of its joint venture partnership facilities. The transaction is expected to close in early 2017.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. appointed Louis W. Yu Chief Quality Officer, Global Quality.
 
Boston Scientific Corporation appointed Ian Meredith Executive Vice President and Global Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2017. He succeeds Keith Dawkins, who will be retiring from the company.
 
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. appointed Cedric T. Coco Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer.
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors 
 
HMS Holdings Corp. announced that Alex Michael Azar II, President of Lilly USA, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Health IT
 
Extreme Networks, Inc. appointed Simon Naylor Vice President of Sales for the Asia-Pacific region.
 
 
Hospitals
 
Skiff Medical Center has announced that Brett Altman is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 2, 2017.
 
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital has appointed Skyler Reed the new Chief Operating Officer. He replaces Ruben Castro who has stepped down.
 
Baylor Scott and White Health has appointed James H. Hinton the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 16, 2017.
 
Baylor Scott and White has appointed Darryl Elmouchi the new Chief Medical Officer of Spectrum Health Hospitals.
 
Providence Health and Services has announced Steve Burdick will be stepping down as Chief Executive of Providence St. Mary Medical Center by the end of the year.
 
Concord Hospital has appointed Amy Guilfoil-Dumont the new Chief Nursing Officer.
 
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has named Connie Andersen the new Chief Nursing Officer. She replaces Jan Mauck who has stepped down.
 
Eastern Maine Health System has announced that Charlie Therrien will be appointed the new President of Mercy Hospital, effective Mid-November 2016.
 
Ascension Health has announced Mike Schatzlein is stepping down as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 31, 2016.
 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. promoted Andreana Santangelo from Chief Actuary to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. She succeeds Allen Maltz, who is retiring from the company at the end of the year.
 
Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield appointed Herbert H. “Bert” Price, III, as Corporate Medical Director.
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. appointed Mariano Balaguer Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer.
 
 

October 6, 2016

Biotech
 
Prothena Corporation plc promoted Gene G. Kinney from Chief Scientific Officer to President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Dale B. Schenk, who recently passed away. 
 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors 
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. announced that H. James Dallas, consultant and former Senior Vice President of Quality and Operations for Medtronic, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. 
 
 
Hospitals
 
Parkridge Health System has announced that Darrell Moore is retiring as Chief Executive Officer, by December of this year.
 
RCCH HealthCare Partners has announced that Martin Rash, current Executive Chairman of the organization, will take on the additional role of President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Michael Wiechart who has resigned.
 
Kosair Children’s Hospital has announced that effective November 10 of this year, the hospital will be changing its name to North Children’s Hospital.
 
 
Pharmacies
 
National HealthCare Corporation announced that Donald K. Daniel and Charlotte A. Swafford will retire from the company, effective December 31, 2016. Jeffrey R. Smith will succeed Mr. Daniel as Senior Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer and Brian F. Kidd will succeed Ms. Swafford as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. 
 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that Timothy J. Barberich, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sepracor, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Ralph Lipp Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer.
 
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Robert Mulroy has resigned as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors as part of a corporate restructuring initiative. The company’s Chairman of the Board, Gary Crocker, was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer. 

 

September 29, 2016

Associations
 
New Jersey Hospital Association announced that Elizabeth “Betsy” A. Ryan will retire as Chief Executive Officer in July 2017.
 
 
Biotech
 
Exelixis, Inc. announced that Julie Anne Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Raptor Pharmaceuticals, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
 
Companies
 
Endo International plc appointed Paul V. Campanelli President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He had previously been serving as President of its Par Pharmaceutical division. Campanelli succeeds Rajiv De Silva, who has stepped down from his position.
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed Anat Hakim Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.
 
WebMD Health Corp. promoted Blake DeSimone from Senior Vice President of Finance to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Peter Anevski, who has left the company.
 
Pfizer Inc. announced that it completed its previously announced acquisition of Medivation, Inc.
 
 
 
Health Systems
 
Geisinger Health System has announced it will acquire The Commonwealth Medical College to form the new Geisinger Commonwealth College of Medicine, pending regulatory approval from local, state and accrediting agencies.
 
 
 
Hospitals
 
Pardee Hospital has announced the appointment of Andrew Wampler as the new Chief Financial Officer, effective October 3, 2016.
 
Emory Healthcare has appointed Sharon Pappas as the new Chief Nursing Executive, effective November 14, 2016. She comes from Centura Health where she has been serving as Chief Nursing Officer since 1998. She replaces June Connor who has been serving in an interim capacity since earlier this year.
 
BJC HealthCare has named Chris Watts as the new President of Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital, effective in early November 2016. He currently services as Vice President of Planning and Construction, since 2015. He replaces Larry Tracy who has been serving since 2013.
 
BJC HealthCare has named David Aplington as the new Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective January 1, 2017. He replaces Michael DeHaven who is retiring.
 
Florida Hospital Carrollwood has named Chris Sauder as the new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He comes from Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital where he served in a similar capacity.
 
Largo Medical Center has appointed Stephanie McNulty as the new Chief Operating Officer. She comes from St. Petersburg General Hospital where she most recently held a similar post.
 
Roper St. Francis has appointed Lorraine Lutton the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 14, 2016. She will serve as the first female CEO of the institution and comes from St. Joseph’s Hospital where she most recently served as President.  She succeeds David Dunlap who will be retiring after 13 years of service.
 
Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City has named Jacob Trierweller the new Manager of Medical/Oncology.
 
Miami Valley Hospital has named Marc Belcastro the new Chief Medical Officer.
 
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center has named Shibu Skaria as the new Chief Medical Officer, replacing Jose Aguirre who has stepped down.
 
 
 
Industry Service Providers
 
PriMed Management, the management services organization for Hill Physicians Medical Group, has named Umang Jain to the role of Chief Information Officer. He replaces Craig Lanway who is stepping down.
 
 
 
Research Organizations

 

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute announced that Russell Howerton, Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Kathleen Troeger, Director of Outcomes Research at Hologic, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 

 

September 22, 2016

Charities

LUNGevity Foundation announced that Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG, and Peitao (Patrick) Chen, Chief Executive Officer of JD Capital USA, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

 

Companies

Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced that Lizanne C. Gottung will retire as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at the end of 2016. She will be succeeded by Scott Boston, who will be promoted to the position from Vice President of Human Resources.

Johnson & Johnson announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Abbott Medical Optics from Abbott Laboratories for $4.325 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

Kemper Corporation appointed Christine “Chris” Theros Mullins Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective October 2016. She succeeds Lisa M. King, who is retiring from the company. In a separate announcement the company also appointed James J. McKinney Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 2016. He succeeds Frank J. Sodaro, who will serve as a Senior Advisor through the end of the year. Richard Roeske, the company’s Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer until McKinney joins the company.

WebMD Health Corp. promoted Steven L. Zatz from President to Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds David J. Schlanger, who is leaving the company by mutual agreement.

PAREXEL International Corporation appointed Christian Dreger Senior Vice President of PAREXEL Access and PAREXEL Consulting.

Molina Healthcare, Inc. appointed Britt Travis Vice President of Medicare Sales.

GlaxoSmithKline plc appointed Emma Walmsley Chief Executive Officer, effective after the retirement of current Chief Executive Officer Andrew Witty on March 31, 2017. She will join the company’s Board of Directors on January 1, 2017.

Allergan plc announced on September 20, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tobira Therapeutics, Inc. for $1.695 billion. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016.

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings appointed John D. Ratliff Chief Executive Officer of Covance Drug Development, effective October 1, 2016. He succeeds Deborah L. Keller, who is leaving the company.

 

Hospitals

Sibley Memorial Hospital has named Dr. Matthew Ladra the new Head of the Pediatric Radiation Oncology Program. 

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has named Dr. Eric Eichenwald the new Chief of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics. 

Saint Anne’s Hospital has named Michael Bushell the new President, effective October 3, 2016.

OSF Healthcare has announced that Kevin Schoeplein will be retiring as Chief Executive Officer by the end of 2017.

SSM Health has named Alexander Garza the new Chief Medical Officer.

 
 

September 15, 2016

Companies
 
Acelity L.P., Inc. announced that Tom Casey will resign as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 16, 2016. Todd Wyatt, Vice President of Global Corporate Finance, will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer until a replacement has been named.
 
Eli Lilly and Company appointed Levi Garraway Senior Vice President of Global Development and Medical Affairs for Lilly Oncology, effective January 1, 2017.
 
Bayer AG announced on September 14, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Monsanto Company. The combined business will have its global Seeds & Traits and North American commercial headquarters in St. Louis, MO, and its global Crop Protection and overall Crop Science headquarters in Monheim, Germany. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2017.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that scientists Bonnie L. Bassler and Huda Y. Zoghbi have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Health IT
 
The SSI Group, Inc. appointed David Watson Executive Vice President.
 
Health Research Organizations
 
The Gary and Mary West Health Institute promoted Zia Agha to Chief Medical officer. She will continue to serve as Executive Vice President of Clinical Research and Informatics.
 
Hospitals 
 
San Joaquin Community Hospital has announced the departure of Doug Duffield who will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer, effective September 30, 2016. Sharlet Briggs, the current Chief Operating Officer, will be assuming his responsibilities on an interim basis.
 
New York Methodist Hospital hasannounced the retirement of Mark Mundy from his post as President and Chief Executive Officer upon the selection of a replacement.
 
Hartford HealthCare has appointed Mark J. Alberts the new Physician-in-Chief for the Neuroscience Institute, effective in early 2017.
 
Rogers Memorial Hospital has appointed Hemalatha Rajanna the new Medical Director of Adult Outpatient Services for West Allis. Jennifer King has also been appointed Medical Director of Child and Adolescent Services for Brown Deer. Finally, Jody Langford has been named the Medical Director for Child and Adolescent Inpatient Eating Disorder at Oconomowoc. 
 
Medical Device Manufacturers 
 
NuVasive, Inc. promoted Jason M. Hannon from Executive Vice President of International to President and Chief Operating Officer. He succeeds Patrick S. Miles, who has been appointed Vice Chairman.
 
 
 

September 8, 2016

Biotech
 
Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. appointed Mark J. Gergen Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
Companies
 
Novo Nordisk A/S promoted Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen from Executive Vice President to President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016. He succeeds Lars Rebien Sørensen, who is retiring from the company at the end of the year.
 
LifePoint Health, Inc. appointed Michael S. Coggin Chief Financial Officer, effective September 30, 2016. He succeeds Leif Murphy, who will be leaving the company to join TeamHealth as President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. appointed Marielle Cohard-Radice Executive Vice President and Global Head of Development. She succeeds Mahmoud Ghazzi, who is leaving the company.
 
Team Health Holdings, Inc. (TeamHealth) appointed Leif Murphy President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective by October 1, 2016. He succeeds Michael D. Snow, who is retiring from the company.
 
Pfizer Inc. appointed Ole Isacson Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of its Neuroscience Research Unit, effective September 16, 2016.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Stryker Corporation announced that William U. Parfet has resigned from its Board of Directors.
 
Hospitals 
 
The University Hospitals Parma Medical Center has announced the resignation of Nancy Tinsley as President of the organization, effective September 16, 2016.
 
Cleveland Clinic has announced the appointment of Brian Hart as the new President of Cleveland Clinic Akron General, effective September 26, 2016. He replaces Janice Murphy who has been serving in an acting capacity since May of this year, since the resignation of Dr. Thomas Stover.
 
Baptist Easley Hospital has named Todd Walker as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 31, 2016. He replaces Michael Batchelor who has stepped down.
 
University of Rochester Medical Center has named Thomas Barnett the new Chief Information Officer, effective October 10, 2016. He replaces Jerry Powell who stepped down earlier this year.
 
Methodist Health System has named Karla Ramberger the new Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive.
 
University of Pennsylvania Health System has named Regina Cunningham the new Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive.
 
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has named Gay Nord the new President, effective October 3, 2016. She is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of the Methodist Hospital.
 
Medical Device Manufacturers 
 
Cantel Medical Corp. promoted Seth M. Yellin from Senior Vice President of Corporate Development to Executive Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers 
 
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC appointed Sheldon Hirt Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective September 13, 2016. He succeeds Robert Loewenstein, who will be retiring.
 
Research Organizations
 
Howard Hughes Medical Institute appointed Erin O’Shea President. She succeeds Robert Tijan, who has stepped down from the position.
 
 
 

September 1, 2016

Charities
 
LUNGevity Foundation announced that Scott J. Antonia, Suzanne E. Dahlberg, Jessica S. Donington, Paul K. Paik and Anil Vachani have been appointed to its Scientific Advisory Board.
 
Companies
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed William “Bill” Jones State President of Kentucky.
 
Eli Lilly and Company announced that Jamere Jackson, Chief Financial Officer of Nielsen Holdings, has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective October 1, 2016.
 
Hospitals 
 
Rush University Medical Center has appointed Angelique L. Richard the new Vice President for Clinical Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer.
 
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has appointed Monica Taylor Lotty the new Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer. She comes from the University of Delaware where she previously served as Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations.
 
MaineHealth has appointed Marcy Dunn the new Chief Information Officer. She replaces Andrew Crowder who left in January to take a role with a healthcare system in California. Ms. Dunn comes to MaineHealth from Catholic Health Services where she served in a similar role.
 
Roper St. Francis Healthcare has appointed Mary Flowers the new Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, effective September 6. 2016. She comes from ETHOS Worldwide where she serviced as President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has appointed James Morgan the new Scientific Director and Executive Vice President of the hospital. He formerly held a similar post in an interim capacity since 2015.
 
Hospital Sisters Health System has appointed John A. Ludwig as the new President and Chief Executive Officer for HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, Illinois, effective September 19, 2016.
 
Industry Service Providers
 
MedQuest Associates has named Bruce Elder the new Chief Executive Officer. He formerly held the role of Chief Development and Strategy Officer. He replaces Dan Schaefer who served in an interim capacity and who will resume his role as Chief Operating Officer of the company.
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota promoted Dana Erickson from Senior Director to Vice President of Case Management and appointed Erin Satterwhite Vice President of Innovation.

 

August 25, 2016

Biotech
 
Telesta Therapeutics Inc. announced on August 24, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. The transaction is expected to close in early November 2016.
 
Companies
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. appointed Paul S. Herendeen Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Robert L. Rosiello, who will continue as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy.
 
Zoetis Inc. promoted Glenn David from Senior Vice President of Finance Operations to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Paul S. Herendeen, who as resigned from the company to join Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed Rhonda Mims Senior Vice President and Chief Public Affairs Officer. In a separate announcement, the company also announced that Larry Anderson has resigned as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.
 
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. appointed Leigh Ann Errico Vice President of Human Resources.
 
Pfizer Inc. announced on August 22, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Medivation, Inc. for approximately $14 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third or fourth quarter of 2016.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors 
 
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. announced that Judy Bruner, retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SanDisk Corporation, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. She replaces Venkatraman “Thyagi" Thyagarajan, who has retired from the board.
 
Universal American Corporation announced that healthcare investor Mohit Kaushal has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Gilead Sciences, Inc. appointed Kelly A. Kramer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cisco Systems, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Hyland Group, Inc. promoted Doug Miller to Vice President and Executive Risk Practice Leader and appointed Spencer Timmel Vice President and Cyber and Technology Risk Practice Leader.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that Patrick Machado, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of Medivation, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Impax Laboratories, Inc. announced that Richard A. Bierly, former Chief Financial Officer of Medivation, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. 

 

August 11, 2016

Biotech
 
ImmunoGen, Inc. announced that Charles Morris will resign as Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, effective September 2, 2016.
 
Cerus Corporation appointed Vivek Jayaraman Chief Commercial Officer, effective August 29, 2016.
 
Companies
 
Rite Aid Corporation appointed Jeff Fields Chief Financial Officer of its Health Dialog and RediClinicsubsidiaries.
 
Astellas Pharma Inc. announced on August 4, 2016, that it has sold its US subsidiary Astellas Pharma Technologies, Inc. to Avara Norman Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
 
Amedisys, Inc. announced that Ronald LaBorde intends to retire as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective January 2, 2017.
 
Endo International plc appointed Joseph J. Ciaffoni President of U.S Branded Pharmaceuticals, effective August 15, 2016. He replaces Brian Lortie, who previously announced his intent to step down from the position.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. appointed Christina Ackermann Executive Vice President and General Counsel succeeding Robert Chai-Onn, who will be resigning. The company also appointed Scott Hirsch Senior Vice President of Business Strategy and Communications.
 
PharMerica Corporation announced that David W. Froesel Jr. intends to retire as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at the end of September 2016.
 
Community Health Systems, Inc. promoted Tim L. Hingtgen to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective September 1, 2016. He succeeds David L. Miller, who will continue to serve as a special advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until he retires at the end of 2016.
 
Eli Lilly and Company appointed Joshua Smiley Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, effective October 1, 2016. He replaces Thomas Grein, who is retiring from the company. 
 
Hospitals 
 
Kaleida Health has appointed Jessica Mabie, the former Manager of Hospital Operations, as the new Director of Strategic Planning and Integration.
 
Saint Thomas Health Services, a member of Ascension Health, has named Paul Cleckner as the new Chief Operating Officer. Cleckner comes from LifePoint Health where he served as Vice President of Business Transformation. He replaces Fahad Tahir who has stepped down.
 
St. Mary Medical Center, a member of Dignity Health, has named Pamela Lindemoen as the new President, effective September 12, 2016. 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Lumeris, Inc. appointed Ray Wolf Senior Vice President of Architecture and Innovation. He will be based out of the company’s Austin, TX office.
 
Pharmacies
 
National HealthCare Corporation promoted Stephen F. Flatt to Chief Executive Officer and R. Michael Ussery to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective once Robert G. Adams retires as Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2016. 
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Michael Minarich permanent Chief Executive Officer. He has been filling the role in an interim capacity since July 2015.

 

 

August 5, 2016

Associations
 
California Life Sciences Association announced that Alex Kelly, Chief Communications Officer of Allergan, and Jens H. Vogel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Biotech
 
Array Biopharma Inc. appointed Jason Haddock Chief Financial Officer. He replaces David Horin, who has been filling the role in an interim capacity since November 2015.
 
Companies
 
Welltower Inc. promoted Mercedes Kerr to Executive Vice President of Business Development and Matthew McQueen to Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
 
inVentiv Group Holdings, Inc. announced on April 5, 2016, that it had filed a registration statement with the SEC for a proposed initial public offering. On August 1, 2016, it announced that Advent International intends to become an equal investor in the company alongside Thomas H. Lee Partners in a transaction that is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016. As a result, the company will no longer be pursing an initial public offering.
 
Welltower Inc. announced on August 2, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a portfolio of properties operated by Vintage Senior Living for $1.15 billion. The transaction is expected to close in parts starting September 2016
 
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced on August 3, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Anda Inc. from Allergan plc for $500 million. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Illumina, Inc. announced that Philip W. Schiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Apple, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Invacare Corporation announced that James L. Jones will step down from its Board of Directors on August 26, 2016, and that Michael F. Delaney will not seek re-election at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that Sarah B. Kavanagh, who most recently served as a Commissioner at the Ontario Securities Commission, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Becton, Dickinson and Company announced that R. Andrew Eckert, Chief Executive Officer of Valence Health, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Hospitals 
 
Lee’s Summit Medical Center hasnamedPaige Baker as the new Chief Nursing Officer.
 
Ascension Health hasannouncedthat Sean Mills has been named the new Chief Financial Officer for Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, effective August 15, 2016. He replaces David Clements who has been serving in an interim capacity since August 2015. Mills comes from the Samaritan Medical Center where he previously served as the Assistant Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the last three years.
 
El Camino Hospital has named Dr. William K. Faber the new Chief Medical Officer. He replaces Eric A. Pifer who has stepped down. “He brings decades of experience in improving patient quality and integrating care across communities,” said Tomi Ryba, the President and Chief Executive Officer for the hospital. Faber comes from General Electric Healthcare where he previously served as a Senior Vice President.
 
UP Health System has named Brian Sinotte the new Chief Executive Officer, effective August 15, 2016. He replaces Trent Crable who announced he would be stepping down earlier in July. Sinotte come from MetroSouth Medical Center where he previously served as their Chief Executive Officer.
 
Northwestern Memorial Healthcare has named Mark Modesto their new Vice President and Chief Marketing Executive, effective August 15, 2016. He comes from Epsilon Data Management, LLC where he has been serving as the Managing Director in charge of Client Services. 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Inc. promoted Roy Vaughn to Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer.
 
Health Alliance Plan of Michigan appointed Michael Genord Chief Executive Officer of its HAP Midwest subsidiary.
 
Lumeris, Inc. appointed Joseph Gifford Senior Vice President of Provider Markets.
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
Haemonetics Corporation appointed William P. Burke Chief Financial Officer, effective August 8, 2016.

 

 

July 28, 2016

Biotech
 
Acceleron Pharma, Inc. announced that Thomas McCourt, Chief Commercial Officer of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
Companies
 
Biogen Inc. announced that George Scangos will resign as Chief Executive Officer within the next few months once a successor has been named.
 
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings and Sequenom, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger under which LabCorp will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sequenom. The closing of the acquisition is expected by the end of 2016.
 
Perrigo Company plc announced that Douglas Boothe has resigned as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Rx Pharmaceuticals. John Wesolowski, the company’s Senior Vice President of Rx Commercial Operations, will serve as acting General Manager of the division until a successor has been determined.
 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company appointed Fouad Namouni Head of Oncology Development.
 
HCA Holdings, Inc. appointed Heather Rohan President of its TriStar Division, effective December 1, 2016. She succeeds Steve Corbeil, who is retiring from the company.
 
Health IT
 
athenahealth, Inc. announced that Ed Park will step down as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the end of 2016, at which point he is expected to join the company’s Board of Directors.
 
Computer Task Group, Inc. promoted Arthur "Bud" Crumlish from Senior Vice President of Strategic Staffing Services to President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Cliff Bleustein, who has resigned by mutual agreement with the Board of Directors.
 
Hospitals 
 
Beaufort Memorial Hospital has named Edmond Russell Baxley III the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 12, 2016.
 
UNC REX Healthcare has named Andrew Zukowski the new Chief Financial Officer, effective August 22, 2016.
 
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Inc. has named Ryan Willis the new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Bill Heinrich who remains as Chief Operating Officer of the hospital.
 
Gundersen Health System has named Rose Ann Laureto the new Chief Information Officer.
 
Einstein Healthcare Network has promoted Ruth Lefton the new Chief Operating Officer. She replaces Susan Bernini who has retired. 
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Health New England, Inc. appointed Michael Marrone Chief Financial Officer.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Impax Laboratories, Inc. appointed Douglas S. Boothe President of its Generics Division, effective August 1, 2016.
 
Lannett Company, Inc. promoted Kristie Stephens from Director of Regulatory Affairs to Vice President or Regulatory Affairs and Chief Compliance Officer and promoted John Kozlowski from Corporate Controller to Vice President of Financial Operations and Corporate Controller.
 
Research Organizations
 
INC Research has announced that Alistair Macdonald has been named the new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2016. He replaces Jamie Macdonald is stepping down.

 

 

July 22, 2016

Companies
 
HCA Holdings, Inc. promoted Kathryn Torres from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Employer and Payer Engagement.
 
Hospitals 
 
Detroit Medical Center has named Joel Keiper the new Regional Chief Business Development Officer.
 
The University of Michigan Health System has named Mark Prince as the new Chair for the Department of Otolaryngology on an interim basis.
 
St. David’s North Austin Medical Center has named Cindy Nicholas the new Chief Nursing Officer. She replaces Jane McCurley who has stepped down.
 
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital has named John McLendon the new Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
 
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital has named Joe Ienuso the new Senior Vice President of Facilities and Real Estate.
 
Menorah Medical Center has named James Cheray as the new Chief Medical Officer.
 
City of Hope has named Kety Duron the new Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer. He replaces Alma Apodaca who has stepped down.
 
Mark Twain Medical Center has named Robert Diehl as the new President of the hospital. He replaces Larry Phillips who has been serving in an interim capacity.
 
Geisinger Health System has named David Tilton as the new Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer.
 
Medical Supply Distributors
 
Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC (“MDS”) appointed Tom Burke Chief Executive Officer, succeeding James Beck, who will continue with the company as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
 
Pharmacies
 
Modern HC Pharmacy, Inc. (“ModernHEALTH”) announced on July 20, 2016, that it has entered into an agreement with Kroger Co. to be acquired by and merged into Axium Pharmacy Holdings, Inc. to create a combined specialty pharmacy that will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. The transaction is subject to certain regulatory approvals, including from the FTC.
 
Research Organizations
 
The Lupus Research Institute announced on July 14, 2016, that it is merging with the Alliance for Lupus Researchand the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation to form a new organization named the Lupus Research Alliance. The integration is expected to be completed by August 15, 2016.

 

 

July 14, 2016

Associations
 
The Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems appointed Jeffrey E. Tieman President and Chief Executive Officer, effective late August 2016.
 
Biotech
 
Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. appointed Burkhard Blank permanent Chief Medical Officer. He has been serving as interim Chief Medical Officer since January 2016.
 
BIND Therapeutics, Inc. announced on July 1, 2016, that it has filed a motion for court approval to sell the majority of its assets to Pfizer Inc. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016. The company voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in May of this year.
 
Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. announced that Richard McGowan and James Antal have resigned from its Board of Directors.
 
Companies
 
Cardinal Health, Inc. appointed Pamela O. Kimmet Chief Human Resources Officer.
 
Kemper Corporation appointed George “Chip” D. Dufala, Jr. President of its Property and Casualty Division, effective July 18, 2016. He replaces Joseph W. Metz, who has been leading the division in an interim capacity since February 2016.
 
Astellas Pharma Inc. appointed Joseph Devaney Vice President of Government Affairs for the Americas.
 
Smith & Nephew plc announced that Julie Brown will step down as Chief Financial Officer in January 2017.
 
Boston Scientific Corporation announced that Yoshiaki Fujimori, former President and Chief Executive Officer of LIXIL Group Corporation, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
The Allstate Corporation promoted Patrick Macellaro from Vice President of Investor Relations to President of Encompass insurance companies.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
The Allstate Corporation announced that Perry M. Traquina, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Wellington Management Company, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced that Leslie S. Heisz has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. announced that Phyllis R. Yale, an advisory partner at Bain & Company, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Health IT
 
Spok Holdings, Inc. appointed Nat’e Guyton Chief Nursing Officer.
 
Ciox Health, LLC appointed Jeremy Delinsky, Chief Technology Officer of Wayfair, and Jeff Hammerbacher, Founder and Chief Scientist of Cloudera, to its Board of Directors.
 
Hospitals 
 
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has named Kris Gray the new Chief Medical Officer. He replaces Ronald Jimenez who left to become the Chief Executive Officer for Florida Hospital Flagler.
 
Indiana University Health has announced the retirement of Mark Moore as President of the Bloomington Hospital, effective August 1, 2016.
 
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center has named Daniel P. Jantzen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, the new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Robin Kilfeather-Mackey who has stepped down.
 
Beaumont Health System has named Jane Jordan the new Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective August 17, 2016.
 
Howard County General Hospital has named Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed the new Vice President, Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer.
 
Detroit Medical Center has selected Reginald J. Eadie as the new Regional Chief Operating Officer, effective August 1, 2016. Dr. Sidhartha Tan was also named the Director of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine at the DMC’s Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Hutzel Women’s Hospital.
 
Monmouth Medical Center has named Eric Carney the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
University Hospitals Case Medical Center has appointed Christopher Miller and Goutham Rao as the Chair of Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine, respectively.
 
Florida Hospital North Pinellas has named Patricia Williams the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2016. She comes from St. Helena Hospital.
 
Medical City Dallas Hospital has appointed Chris Mowan the new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 25, 2016.
 
Albany Medical Center has named Frances Spreer-Albert the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
 
Industry Service Providers
 
Aurora Diagnostics has named Michael Grattendick the new Chief Financial Officer. He previously held the post of Vice President of Finance, Controller and Treasurer.
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
American Specialty Health Inc. appointed Lori Lorenz Vice President of Marketing.
 
Pharmacies
 
Wellpartner, Inc. appointed Harish Thiagaraj Senior Vice President of Pharmacy and Specialty Pharmacy.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Ipsen S.A. appointed David D. Meek Chief Executive Officer, effective July 18, 2016. He succeeds Marc de Garidel, whose resignation was announced earlier this year. Mr. de Garidel will continue to serve as the company’s Chairman.

 

 

July 1, 2016

Companies
 
Bioventus, LLC announced that Michael Minogue, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Abiomed, has been appointed to its Board of Managers. He succeeds Evan Melrose, who is stepping down from the board.
 
Pfizer Inc. announced on June 24, 2016, that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
McKesson Corporation announced on June 28, 2016, that it intends to merge its McKesson Technology Solutionsbusiness with Change Healthcare Holdings, Inc. to create a new company. McKesson will own approximately 70% of the new company, with the remaining equity stake held by Change Healthcare stockholders. John H. Hammergren will serve as Chairman and Neil de Crescenzo will serve as Chief Executive Officer. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2017.
 
Hospitals 
 
ICON plc, has agreed to acquire Clinical Research Management, Inc. The transaction is currently pending.
 
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group has named Patrick Austin the new Chief of Vascular Surgery and Plastic Surgery.
 
Advocate Health Care has named Terika Richardson the President of Advocate Trinity Hospital.
 
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has appointed Nancy Lee the new Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer.
 
Ochsner Health System has announced that Joseph Bisordi will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, effective September 1, 2016.
 
Geisinger Health System has named Dominic Moffa the new Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.
 
Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care Services has named Maria Brennan the new Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.
 
Berwick Hospital Center has named Mark McHugh the new Assistant Chief Executive Officer. It was also named Doreen Kolojeechick the new Chief Nursing Officer.
 
Florida Hospital Medical Group has named Howard Drenth the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 25, 2016. He replaces Mike Ferry who has been serving in an interim capacity.
 
St. Luke’s Hospital has named James B. Bross the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 18, 2016. He replaces Kenneth Shull who is stepping down.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
LEO Pharma A/S announced that Jesper Hoiland, Executive Vice President of Novo Nordisk US, has been elected to its Board of Directors.

 

 

June 23, 2016

Biotech
 
BIND Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Amir Nashat and Amy Schulman have resigned from the Board of Directors.
 
Immunomedics, Inc. appointed Michael R. Garone Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 27, 2016. He succeeds Peter P. Pfreundschuh, who is resigning to pursue other career opportunities.
 
Companies
 
Amgen Inc. appointed Esteban Santos Executive Vice President of Operations, effective July 25, 2016, replacing Madhavan Balachandran, who is retiring from the company. He will be succeeded as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing by Robert Maroney.
 
Perrigo Company plc announced on June 20, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements to International Vitamin Corporation. The transaction is expected to close by early August 2016.
 
NBTY, Inc. appointed Stephen Conboy Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
               
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company appointed Mundo Gordon Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
 
Biogen Inc. appointed Paul McKenzie Executive Vice President of Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology, effective July 1, 2016. He succeeds John Cox, who was named Chief Executive Officer of a new Biogen spin-off company.
 
Johnson & Johnson appointed Joseph Wolk Vice President of Investor Relations, effective August 1, 2016. He succeeds Louise Mehrotra, who will retire from the company. 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors 
 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation announced Christa S. Quarles, Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Hospitals 
 
Ascension Health has appointed Darcy Burthay the new President and Chief Executive Officer for Providence Hospital, effective July 1, 2016. She replaces Duane Erwin who has been serving in an interim capacity.
 
Novant Health has appointed Kirsten Royster the new President of Medical Park Hospital.
 
ProMedica Health System Inc. has named Michael Browning the new Chief Financial Officer, effective August 6, 2016.
 
University of Virginia Medical Center has appointed Bill Fulkerson the new Chief Operating Officer, effective August 1, 2016.
 
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital has appointed Grant Stirling the new Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer in charge of Children’s Memorial Foundation, effective August 1, 2016.
 
Medstar Health has appointed Zeena Dorai the Chief of Neurosurgery for MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.
 
Orlando Health has named Thomas Kelley the new Chief of Quality and Clinical Transformation.
 
Geisinger Health System has named Jaewon Ryu the new Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, effective September 30, 2016.
 
Saint Mary’s Heath Network has appointed David Fiore the new Director of Medical Education.
 
Mount Sinai Health System has appointed Dr. Joseph Herrera as the new Chief of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, effective July 1, 2016.
 
Insurance and Managed Care 
 
Wright Medical Group N.V. announced that Terry M. Rich has resigned as President of Upper Extremities.
 
Medical Supply Distributors
 
Cantel Medical Corp. announced that Ronnie Myers, Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Administrative Affairs at the Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced that Michael Kalb will resign as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 29, 2016.
 
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on June 21, 2016, that Grupo Ferrer Internacional, S.A. has completed its acquisition of the company. Alexza is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ferrer.

 

 

June 16, 2016

Biotech
 
Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Dwayne Montgomery has resigned as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for medical reasons. David A. Dresner, Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer of the Dresner Group, has been appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Companies
 
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. promoted Alex Gourla and Ornella Barra to Co-Chief Operating Officers and appointed Ken Murphy Chief Commercial Officer, in addition to his current duties as Executive Vice President and President of Global Brands. The company also announced that Simon Roberts will resign as Executive Vice President and President of Boots in July 2016. He is succeeded by Elizabeth Fagan, who will serve as Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Boots.
 
Merck & Co., Inc. announced on June 9, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Afferent Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $500 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016.
 
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated promoted John Rex to Chief Financial Officer. His former role as Chief Financial Officer of the company’s Optum subsidiary has been assumed by Tami Reller.
 
Eli Lilly and Company promoted Aarti Shah to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, effective July 1, 2016.
 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation appointed Scott Usitalo Chief Marketing Officer.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors 
 
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company announced that Chief Executive Officer Michael Tipsord has been elected to the additional position of Chairman of the Board. He succeeds Edward B. Rust, Jr.
 
Health IT
 
athenahealth, Inc. announced that Thomas J. Szkutak, former Chief Financial Officer of Amazon.com, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Hospitals 
 
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America has named Rajiv Gupta the new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 20, 2016.
 
Waldo County General Hospital has named Paula Delahanty the Regional Chief Nursing Officer.
 
St. Vincent’s Health System has named Pamela Hess the new Chief Financial Officer, effective July 18, 2016. She replaces Kim Hodgkinson who is stepping down.
 
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has named Susan Okuno-Jones the new Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Executive, effective June 27, 2016.
 
Diamond Healthcare Corporation has named Ingram Haley has the new Executive Vice President of Business Development.
 
Children’s Hospital of Illinois has named Kelly Nierstedt the new President, effective June 20, 2016. She replaces Michael Cruz who is stepping down.
 
Insurance and Managed Care 
 
CoreSource, Inc. appointed Bob Wolfkiel President of its Northeast Region.
 
Affinity Health Plan, Inc. announced that Glenn A. MacFarlane will resign as President and Chief Executive Officer later in June 2016. He will be replaced by James A. Hooley, who will fill the role in an interim capacity until a permanent successor is named.

 

June 9, 2016

Biotech
 
Regulus Therapeutics Inc. announced that Hugh Rosen, Professor in the Departments of Chemical Physiology & Immunology at The Scripps Research Institute, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
Nektar Therapeutics promoted John Nicholson to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Gil M. Labrucherie to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
 
Companies
 
New York Life Insurance Company appointed Kirk Lehneis Chief Operating Officer of New York Life Investment Management, the company’s investment management subsidiary.
 
Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company appointed Richard Hrabchak Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer.
 
Johnson & Johnson announced on June 2, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Vogue International, Inc. for approximately $3.3 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter of 2016.
 
Shire plc announced on June 3, 2016, that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Baxalta Incorporated, which is now an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Shire.
 
Assurant, Inc. appointed Emmet Burns Senior Vice President of Brand and Marketing.
 
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. announced on June 7, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LDR Holding Corporation in a transaction worth approximately $1.0 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016. 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors 
 
Ventas, Inc. announced that Walter C. Rakowich, former Chief Executive Officer of Prologis, and Roxanne M. Martino, Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Investment Management, have been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
Group Purchasing Organizations
 
Premier Inc. announced on June 7, 2016, that it has agreed to acquire the national specialty pharmacy business of Lincare Holdings Inc. for $75 million. The transaction is expected to close by or before September 30, 2016.
 
Hospitals 
 
HonorHealth has announced Thomas Sadvarywill retire as Chief Executive Officer, effective April 3, 2017. Also Rhonda Forsyth will retire as President on December 31, 2016.
 
SSM Health has announced William Thompson will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2017.
 
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has named Thomas Tracy the new Chief Medical Officer, effective August 15, 2016. He replaces Carol Freer who is stepping down.
 
St. Rita’s Medical Center has named Dale Gisi the new President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Bob Baxter who is now Chief Executive Officer for the Lima Region of Mercy Health.
 
MemorialCare Medical Foundation has named Laurie Sicaeros the new Chief Operating Officer. 
 
Insurance and Managed Care 
 
Health Care Service Corporation appointed Eric Feldstein Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He replaces Ken Avner, who is retiring. The company also appointed Blair Todt Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Todt will be leaving his current position at WellCare Health Plans, Inc. effective June 17, 2016.
 
NGOs
 
Medical Teams International appointed Martha Newsome President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2016. She replaces Jeff Pinneo, who retired earlier in 2016.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Grünenthal GmbH appointed Gabriel Baertschi Chairman and Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2016. He succeeds Eric-Paul Paques, who is retiring from the company.
 
Research Organizations
 
The Scripps Research Institute appointed Richard A. King Chief Operating Officer. Douglas Bingham, who had been filling the role, will continue as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.
 

 

June 2, 2016

Companies
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. appointed Sam Eldessouky Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller.
 
Assurant, Inc. appointed Richard S. Dziadzio Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective July 18, 2016. He succeeds Christopher J. Pagano, who will continue with the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors 
 
Henry Schein, Inc. announced that Joseph L. Herring, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Covance, and Kurt P. Kuehn, former Chief Financial Officer of United Parcel Service, have been elected to its Board of Directors. They succeed directors Norman S. Matthews and Louis W. Sullivan, who have retired from the Board.
 
Hospitals 
 
Ascension Health has named Mike Mullins the new Kansas Ministry Market Executive, effective July 1, 2016.
 
Dallas County Hospital District has named David Lopez the new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He formerly held the post on an interim basis.
 
Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis has named Audrey Gregory the new Chief Executive Officer.
 
University of Maryland Medical Center has named Mohan Suntha the new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2016. He replaces John Ashworth who has served as an interim basis.
 
Aptuit LLC has named Henning Steinhagen the new Executive Vice President of Drug Discovery and Development.
 
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group has named Margaret Kottke the new Chief of Dermatology.
 
Texas Children’s Hospital has named Dr. Howard L. Weiner as the new Chief of Neurosurgery.
 
Adventist Health System Sunbelt Health System has named Lewis Seifert the new Chief Financial Officer for the Multi-State Division, effective September 4, 2016.
 
Cleveland Clinic Akron General has announced that Thomas Stover has announced his retirement.
 
Aurora Diagnostics has named Dr. F. Michael Walsh the new Chief Medical Officer. 
 
Insurance and Managed Care 
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota appointed Kirstie Foster Vice President of Public Relations and promoted Jason Newman to Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer.
 
eHealth, Inc. appointed Scott Flanders Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Gary Lauer, whose additional role as Chair has been assumed by Ellen Tauscher.

Medical Device Manufacturers 

Patterson Medical Holdings, Inc., announced on May 31, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Performance Health LLC, which will operate as a business segment of Patterson Medical and maintain its existing name and presence in Akron, OH. Marshall Dahneke, Chief Executive Officer of Performance Health, will serve as President of the segment. The transaction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2016.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Alkermes plc announced that Nancy L. Snyderman, most recently Chief Medical Editor at NBC News, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc announced on May 31, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for approximately $1.5 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2016.
 

 

May 26, 2016

Biotech
 
Regulus Therapeutics, Inc. appointed Allison Wey Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. 

Cytokinetics, Inc. announced that Edward M. Kaye, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Sarepta Therapeutics, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. announced that it has separated the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. As a result, Carolyn Egbert has been elected Chair of the Board and David A. Dodd will continue to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Transgene S.A. announced that Antoine Béret, Chief Executive Officer of Genoscience Pharma, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. He replaces Arnaud Fayet, who did not seek re-election at the Annual General Meeting.
 
Companies
 
WebMD Health Services Group, Inc. appointed Michael Sokol Chief Medical Officer.
 
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. announced on May 23, 2016, that it intends to spin off its Imaging Components business as a new, stand-alone public company. It will be led by Sunny Sanyal, who will serve as Chief Executive Officer, and Clarence Verhoef, who will serve as Chief Financial Officer. The transaction is transaction expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
 
Gilead Sciences, Inc. appointed Kevin Young Chief Operating Officer and Martin Silverstein Executive Vice President of Strategy.

Corporate Boards of Directors 

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. announced that Barry Rosenstein, managing partner of JANA Partners, has stepped down from its Board of Directors pursuant to a previous agreement under which Mr. Rosenstein’s service was scheduled to end once JANA reduced its investment in the company below a certain threshold, which JANA has now done.
 
Health IT 

Ciox Health, LLC appointed Tammie Miller Vice President of Client Relations for its Payor Solutions division.

Hospitals 
 
Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City has appointed Kristen Ball the new Manager of Post Critical Care.
 
Novant Health has appointed Tanya Blackmon, Denise Mihal and Janet Smith-Hill the new Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing and Clinical Operations Officer, and Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, respectively.
 
Anne Arundel Medical Center has named Maulik Joshi the new Executive Vice President of Integrated Care Delivery and Chief Operating Officer.
 
Mercy Health has named Jeffrey Carr the new Chief Innovation Officer.
 
UP Health System Marquette has named Wael Khouli the new Chief Medical Officer.
 
Intermountain Healthcare has named Marc Harrison the new Chief Executive Officer, effective October 15, 2016. He replaces Charles Sorenson who is retiring.
 
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has announced that John McConnell will be stepping down as Chief Executive, effective in 2017.
 
Insurance and Managed Care 
 
AmeriHealth Caritas appointed Mark T. Bullock Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer.
 
Health New England, Inc. appointed Ashley Allen Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Medical Device Manufacturers 

BREG, Inc. appointed Benjamin Hutson Vice President of Operations. 

 

May 19, 2016

Companies
 
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited appointed James Kehoe Chief Financial Officer, effective June 15, 2016. He succeeds Rudolph van Houten, who has been serving as Acting Chief Financial Officer since July 2015.
 
Kimberly-Clark Corporation appointed Suja Chandrasekaran Chief Information Officer.
 
Pfizer Inc. announced on May 16, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for approximately $5.2 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016.
 
Novartis Corporation appointed Paul Hudson Chief Executive Officer of Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Bruno Strigini Chief Executive Officer of Novartis Oncology, both effective July 1, 2016. David Epstein, the current Chief Executive Officer of Novartis Pharmaceutics, will be leaving the company. 
 
Health IT 

Extreme Networks, Inc. appointed Drew Davies Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2016. He succeeds Ken Arola, who is stepping down from the position.

Health Systems
 
Northwell Health has named Kevin Beiner the Senior Vice President and Deputy Executive Director of the Eastern Region.
 
Lee Memorial Health System has named Scott Nygaard the new Chief Medical Officer.
 
Johns Hopkins Hospital has named Redonda Miller President, effective July 1, 2016.
 
Hospitals 
 
Christian Hospital has named Rick Stevens the new President, effective June 27, 2016.
 
CHI St. Luke’s Health has named William Brien the new President of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center on an interim basis.
 
Walla Walla General Hospital has named Bob Beehler the new President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis, effective June 6, 2016. He replaces Monty Knittel who is stepping down.
 
Insurance and Managed Care 

Hylant Group promoted Deborah Bubp to Vice President of Talent Management.

NGOs

Project ORBIS International, Inc. appointed Danny Haddad Chief of Program, effective June 14, 2016.

RHIOs/HIEs

The Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc. appointed Valita Fredland Vice President, General Counsel and Privacy Officer.

 

 

May 12, 2016

Biotech
 
BIND Therapeutics, Inc. announced on May 2, 2016, that it has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The company intends to operate normally during the process.
 
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Todd Zavodnick, President of International at ZELTIQ Aesthetics, has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective May 6, 2016. He replaces Massimo Radaelli, who is resigning from the company.
 
EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Amit Munshi has stepped down as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He is succeeded by Scott Rocklage, who will serve as Acting Chief Executive Officer until a permanent replacement has been named. The company also promoted Michael Wyand to President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
Compugen Ltd. appointed Steven Holtzman, former Executive Vice President of Biogen, a Strategic Business Advisor to the company.
 
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Praveen Tyle Executive Vice President of Research and Development, effective May 16, 2016.
 
Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on May 10, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Ferrer Pharma Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo Ferrer Internacional, S.A. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2016.
 
Charities
 
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation appointed Marc Ginsky Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation appointed Christina Bishop-Feeny Chief Development Officer.
 
Companies
 
Kemper Corporation appointed Charles T. Brooks Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
 
Abbott Laboratories announced on April 28, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire St. Jude Medical, Inc. in a transaction worth $25 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016.
 
Centene Corporation appointed Christopher Isaak Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.
 
Aflac Incorporated promoted J. Todd Daniels to Executive Vice President, Global Chief Risk Officer and Chief Actuary.
 
IMS Health Holdings, Inc. and Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will operate as Quintiles IMS Holdings, Inc. and have dual headquarters in Danbury, CT, and Research Triangle Park, NC. Ari Bousbib will serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Tom Pike will serve as Vice Chairman. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2016.
 
Mylan N.V. appointed Kenneth S. Parks Chief Financial Officer, effective June 6, 2016.
 
Anthem, Inc. appointed John E. Gallina Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2016. He succeeds Wayne S. DeVeydt, who will be stepping down from the position.
 
Medtronic plc appointed Karen L. Parkhill Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 20, 2016. She succeeds Gary L. Ellis, who will continue at the company as Executive Vice President of Global Operations and Information Technology.
 
Biogen Inc. announced on May 3, 2016, that it intends to spin off its hemophilia business as an independent, publicly traded company. The new company will be headquartered in the Boston area and John G. Cox will serve as its Chief Executive Officer. The spin-off is expected to be completed by the end of 2016 or early 2017.
 
Endo International plc announced that Brian Lortie will resign as President of U.S. Branded Pharmaceuticals once a successor has been named.
Kemper Corporation appointed Mark A. Green President of its Life and Health Division, effective May 31, 2016.
 
HCA Holdings, Inc. appointed Troy A. Villarreal President of its Gulf Coast Division, effective June 20, 2016. He succeeds Maura Walsh, who is retiring from the company.
 
Allergan plc appointed Bill Meury Chief Commercial Officer and Robert Stewart Chief Operating Officer.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that Howard B. Schiller, Ronald H. Farmer, Colleen Goggins, Theo Melas-Kyriazi, G. Mason Morfit and Norma A. Provencio will not stand for re-election at the company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders on June 14, 2016. They are succeeded by Argeris N. Karabelas, Russel C. Robertson and Amy B. Wechsler, who will all stand for election.
 
Endo International plc announced that Douglas S. Ingram, Chief Executive Officer of Chase Pharmaceuticals Corporation, and Todd B. Sisitsky, Managing Partner of TPG Capital, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Hospitals
 
Grady Memorial Hospital hasnamed Dr. Peter Rhee the new Medical Director for the hospital’s Marcus Trauma Center, effective June 2016.
 
RWJBarnabas Health has named Darrell Terry the new President and Chief Executive Officer for Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.
 
Atrium Medical Center has named Michael Uhl the new Chief Operating Officer.
 
George Washington University Hospital has named Kimberly Russo, the current Chief Operating Officer, as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 3, 2016. She replaces Barry Wolfman who is resigning.
 
Wesley Medical Center has appointed Suzanne Richards the new Director of Critical Care Services.
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
MultiPlan, Inc. announced on May 9, 2016, that affiliates of Hellman & Friedman have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire control of the company from Starr Investment Holdings, LLC and Partners Group. Starr and Partners Group will retain minority investments in the company on behalf of their clients.
 
Pharmacies
 
National HealthCare Corporation announced that Robert Adams will retire as Chief Executive Officer on December 31, 2016. He will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors.
 
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. announced that Bharat Doshi, former Group Chief Financial Officer of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.


 

May 5, 2016

Hospitals
 
The University of Maryland Medical System has named Lisa Rowen the new Chief Nurse Executive.
 
McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital has named Brett Kirkpatrick the new Executive Director of Operations.
 
Prime Healthcare System has named Robert Iannacone as the new President and Chief Executive Officer for Saint Michael’s Medical Center.
 
Desert Springs Hospital has named Jeremy Bradshaw the new Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Covenant Health has named Jim VanderSteeg the new President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc. has named Gregory A. Adams the new Executive Vice President and Group President of for all Kaiser Permanente Regions.
 
Industry Service Providers

Medical Properties Trust has completed the acquisition and merger of Capella Healthcare and RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Inc. The resulting company has been named RCCH HealthCare Partners.


 

April 28, 2016

Biotech

ImmunoGen, Inc. appointed Mark J. Enyedy President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, effective May 16, 2016. He succeeds Daniel Junius, who will continue to serve on the Board.
 
Charities
 
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF) announced that Mark Fischer-Colbrie will assume the role of Chairman of the International Board of Directors on July 1, 2016. He succeeds John Brady, whose two-year term ends at the end of June.
 
Companies
 
Henry Schein, Inc. appointed David McKinley President of Corporate Commercial Development and Chief Commercial Officer, effective immediately, and Karen Prange Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Animal Health and Medical Group, effective May 17, 2016.
 
Assurant, Inc. appointed Ajay Waghray Chief Technology Officer, effective May 9, 2016.
 
Tenet Healthcare Corporation appointed Robert W. K. Webb Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, effective May 16, 2016.
 
AmerisourceBergen Corporation announced that David W. Neu, Executive Vice President of Retail Strategy and President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, will retire from the company in the summer of 2016. His position at Good Neighbor Pharmacy has been assumed by Brian Nightengale, effective immediately.
 
Unum Group promoted Marco Forato to Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development and Tyler Siira to Vice President and Treasurer. In a separate announcement, the company also announced that it has appointed Josh Nelson Chief Financial Officer of its Colonial Life business.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. appointed Joseph C. Papa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, effective by early May 2016. He succeeds J. Michael Pearson, who previously announced his intention to resign from the company.
 
Perrigo Company plc promoted John T. Hendrickson from President to Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Joseph C. Papa who has resigned from the company to head Valeant Pharmaceuticals. In addition, the Board of Directors elected Laurie Brlas to the role of Chairman of the Board.
 
Community Health Systems, Inc. announced that David L. Miller will retire as President and Chief Operating Officer at the end of 2016.
 
Biogen Inc. appointed Michael Ehlers Executive Vice President of Research and Development, effective in late May 2016.

Health IT

Netsmart Technologies, Inc. completed its previously announced transaction under which it has been acquired by GI Partners in partnership with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Subsequently, Allscripts' homecare software business unit has been merged into Netsmart.
 
Hospitals
 
Brigham and Women’s Hospital has named Adam Landman the new Chief Information Officer, effective May 2, 2016.
 
Beaumont Health has named Mark Bohen the new Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.

Texas Children’s Hospital has appointed Tamir Miloh the new Director of Pediatric Hepatology and Liver Transplant Medicine. 

Insurance and Managed Care
 
CareOregon, Inc. appointed Eric C. Hunter Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2016. He succeeds Scott Clement, the company’s Chief Network Officer, who has been serving as interim Chief Executive Officer since November 2015.
 
Affinity Health Plan, Inc. appointed Lisa A. Keehn Vice President and Executive Director of Medicare Operations.
 
Medical Supply Distributors
 
Elekta AB appointed John Lapré Chief Technology Officer, effective May 1, 2016.


 

April 21, 2016

Biotech

Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. announced on April 14, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc., under which Synta will acquire Madrigal in an all-stock transaction. Upon closing, the combined company will operate as Madrigal Pharmaceuticals and Paul A. Friedman will serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The merger is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2016.
 
Charities

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network announced that Jason Kuhn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kuhn Automotive Group, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. 

Companies
 
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. appointed Darren Ghanayem Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. 

Assurant, Inc. appointed Linda Recupero Senior Vice President of Global Communications. 

Corporate Boards of Directors

Shire plc announced that Gail D. Fosler and Albert P.L. Stroucken will be appointed to its Board of Directors effective upon the completion of the company’s merger with Baxalta Incorporated, which is expected to close in mid-2016.

Health IT

Greenway Health, LLC appointed Scott Zimmerman Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds Wyche “Tee” Green, who will continue with the company as Executive Chairman.
 
Health Systems
 
Lifespan Corporation has named Paul Adler the new Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective June 1, 2016. He replaces Kenneth Arnold who is retiring.
 
Hospitals

Nyack Hospital has named Renee Mauriello and Anthony Matejicka the new Vice President and Chief Nursing officer, and Chief Medical Officer, respectively. 

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has named Todd Ostendorf Chief Financial officer. 

Community Hospital South has named Anita Capps the new Chief Nursing Executive. 

John Gizdic has been named the new President of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, effective June 30, 2016. He replaces Jack Barto who will remain as Chief Executive Officer for another year.

Owensboro Health has named Greg Strahan the new President and Chief Executive Officer, on an interim basis.

Stanford Health has named David Entwistle the new President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
Haemonetics Corporation announced that Christopher Lindop will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on May 27, 2017.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Impax Laboratories, Inc. announced that Nigel Ten Fleming and Michael Markbreiter will not stand for re-election at the company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 17, 2016.

 
 
 

April 14, 2016

Charities
 
The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network promoted Lynn Matrisian to Chief Research Officer and appointed Doug Laidlaw Vice President of Scientific and Medical Affairs.
 
Companies
 
Tenet Healthcare Corporation appointed Howard Hacker Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, effective May 2, 2016.
 
Eisai Inc. appointed Beyhan Zaim Vice President of Commercial Development and Alzheimer's Disease Global Lead, Neurology Business Group.
 
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings appointed Jonathan Zung Group President of Clinical Development and Commercialization Services for its Covance division.
 
Health Systems
 
Mercy Health has appointed Anton Decker the new Chief Clinical Officer. Brian Smith has been named Chief Operating Officer. Drew Banks has been appointed Chief Strategy Officer.
 
Presence Health has named Jim Kelly the Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Stephen Walters who has been serving in an interim capacity.
 
Hospitals
 
Children’s Medical Center Foundation has appointed Brent Christopher to replaces Kern Wildenthal as President, effective June 2016.
 
Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach has appointed Eliezer Nussbaum the new Chief of Staff.
 
Industry Service Providers
 
Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC has appointed Hacene Mekerri the new Vice President of Central Laboratory Organization.
 
Medical Device Manufacturers
 
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. announced that Henry Anhalt has resigned from its Board of Directors in order to avoid a potential conflict of interest with his employer.
 
Elekta AB appointed Richard Hausmann President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 10, 2016. He succeedsTomas Puusepp, who will continue to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Purdue Pharma Canada appointed John Sebben Vice President of Manufacturing Operations.
 
Lannett Company, Inc. announced that Michael J. Bogda will leave the company on June 3, 2016.
 
 
 

April 7, 2016

Biotech

ImmunoGen, Inc. announced that Daniel Junius will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer once a successor has been named. He will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors.
 
Anika Therapeutics, Inc. appointed Stephen R. Mascioli Chief Medical Officer and Dana M. Alexander Chief Operations Officer.
 
Compugen Ltd. appointed Elliott Sigal, former Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb, Strategic Advisor.
 
Companies
 
Omron Healthcare, Inc. appointed Randy Kellogg President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Anthem, Inc. appointed Swati Mathai Vice President of National Account Management succeeding Perry Pogany, who will be retiring from the company.
 
Aetna Inc. appointed Thomas J. Sabatino, Jr., Executive Vice President and General Counsel effective April 25, 2016. He succeeds William J. Casazza, who will retire from the company once it closes its transaction with Humana.
 
Centene Corporation appointed Mark Brooks Chief Information Officer.
 
Owens & Minor, Inc. appointed Rony C. Kordahi Executive Vice President of North American Operations.
 
Eisai Inc. appointed Paul Hawthorne Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial, Neurology Business Group.
 
Pfizer Inc. and Allergan plc announced that they have terminated their previously announced merger agreement in response to new tax regulations put forth by the United States Department of Treasury. 
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Unum Group announced that Joseph J. Echevarria, former Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte LLP, has been elected to its Board of Directors.
 
Health IT
 
Wipro Limited announced that Patrick Dupuis, Senior Vice President for Simplicity, Quality and Productivity at PayPal Holdings, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Health Systems
 
Centura Health has named Peter D. Banko President and Chief Operating Officer, effective May 1, 2016. He takes over for Gary S. Campbell, FACHE who will stay on as Chief Executive Officer.
 
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Barnabas Health System have completed their previously announced merger. The combined organization is called RWJBarnabas Health, and is comprised of the combined staff of the previously two separate organizations.
 
Gundersen Health System has named Dara Bartels the Chief Financial Officer, a position she has been filling on an interim basis since September 2015.
 
Sheppard Pratt Health System has announced that Harsh K. Trivedi will join the health system as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2016.
 
Orlando Health has named Mark Marsh the new Senior Vice President, effective May 1, 2016.
 
Roper St. Francis’s Chief Executive Officer David Dunlap has announced his retirement by the end of 2016.
 
Owensboro Health has announced that Philip Patterson has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer.
 
Industry Service Providers
 
Assurex Health, Inc. has announced the appointment of Inger Eckert as General Counsel, Mary Sue Findley as Chief People Officer, and Mark Verratti as Chief Sales and Business Development Officer.
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
On Lok, Inc. promoted Grace Li to Chief Executive Officer. She replaces Robert Edmondson, who is retiring from the company.
 
Kaiser Permanente announced that Ramón Baez, Senior Vice President of Customer Advocacy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina appointed current Chief Financial Officer Gerald Petkau to the role of Chief Operating Officer, replacing Alan Hughes who has resigned from the company. Mr. Petkau’s role as Chief Financial Officer will be filled by Mitch Perry.
 
Pharmacies
 
Maxor National Pharmacy Services, LLC appointed Michael Ellis Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds John Ward, is retiring as Chief Executive Officer but will remain on the Board of Directors.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Medivation, Inc. appointed Jennifer Jarrett Chief Financial Officer effective April 23, 2016. She succeeds Richard A. Bierly, who will be retiring from the company in July 2016.
 
Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that J. Martin Carroll, former Head of Global Strategy and Development at Boehringer Ingelheim, has been appointed to its Board of Directors replacing Isai Peimer, who has resigned from the Board. Mr. Carroll will be named Chairperson at the company’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 23, 2016. He will succeed Argeris Karabelas in that role, who will be resigning from the board.
 
 
 

March 31, 2016

Associations

The Washington State Hospital Association announced that Scott Bond will retire as President and Chief Executive officer in January 2017.

Biotech

Oncothyreon Inc. appointed Scott D. Myers President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective April 4, 2016. He replaces Christopher S. Henney, the company’s Chairman, who has been serving as interim Chief Executive Officer since January 2016.

Charities

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research announced on March 24, 2016, that it has entered into an agreement with Parkinson's Action Network under which PAN will merge with and integrate into MJFF as part of its new public policy department. Two organizations expect the transition to occur over the next several weeks.

Companies

Centene Corporation announced on March 24, 2016, that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Health Net, Inc.
 
Biogen Inc. appointed Michel Vounatsos Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer effective April 18, 2016.
 
Health IT
 
Hyland Software, Inc. announced that Miguel Zubizarreta will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer on July 29, 2016.
 
Hospitals
 
Hartford HealthCare has named Peter Paul Yu M.D. the new Physician-in-Chief of the Cancer Institute.
 
Rogers Memorial Hospital has appointed Peggy Scallon as the new Medical Director of Adolescent Residential Program.
 
Industry Service Providers
 
ICON plc. announced that the Chairman of the Board, Thomas Lynch, will be retiring at the next re-election of the board.
 
BioClinica, Inc. has named Steven Herne the new Chief Commercial Officer and Francois Audibert the new Vice President for Global Consulting.
 
Insurance and Managed Care
 
Scott & White Health Plan appointed Jeffrey C. Ingrum Chief Executive Officer, effective April 25, 2016.
 
 
 

March 24, 2016

Biotech

Transgene SA appointed Maud Brandely Chief Medical Officer and John Felitti Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Companies

GlaxoSmithKline plc announced that Andrew Witty will retire as Chief Executive Officer on March 31, 2017. His successor has not yet been named.
 
Aflac Incorporated promoted Bradley Knox from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Federal Relations effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds David Pringle, who is retiring from the company.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that J. Michael Pearson will step down as Chief Executive Officer once a successor has been named. The company also announced that William A. Ackman, Chief Executive Officer of Pershing Square Capital Management, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. He replaces Katharine B. Stevenson, who has resigned from the Board.
 
Bayer AG appointed Joyce Lee President of its North American Animal Health business.
 
Tenet Healthcare Corporation promoted Eric Evans from Chief Executive Officer of its Texas Region to President of Hospital Operations. He replaces Britt Reynolds, who has resigned from the company.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced that Steven R. Loranger, most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Xylem, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Team Health Holdings, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with JANA Partners LLC, which owns approximately 8% of TeamHealth stock, under which Scott Ostfeld, Partner of JANA, and Edwin “Mac” Crawford, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Caremark, have been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. The company also announced that Nancy M. Schlichting, Chief Executive Officer of Henry Ford Health System, will be appointed to the Board in January 2017.
 
Health IT
 
Netsmart Technologies, Inc. announced on March 23, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by GI Partners in partnership with Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. Once completed, Netsmart will be merged with Allscripts' homecare software business unit. The combined company will continue to be led by Mike Valentine, Netsmart's current Chief Executive Officer. The transaction is expected to close in April 2016.
 
Hospitals
 
Ascension Michigan has appointed Dr. Donald Bignotti the new Chief Clinical Officer, effective May 1, 2016.
 
TriHealth, Inc. has appointed Thomas Tami the new Physician Executive of TriHealth Physician Partners.
 
Indiana University Health has appointed Mark Lantzy the new Chief Information Officer. He replaces Bill McConnell who has is retiring.
 
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis has announced David Archer is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer, effective May 2016.
 
Capella Healthcare Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement with RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Inc., under which the two will be merged to create a single healthcare company. The combined company's name will be RCCH Health Partners and the transaction is expected to close during second quarter 2016.
 
Rush University Medical Center has named Igor Koralnik the Chair of Department of Neurological Sciences, effective July 1, 2016. He replaces Jacob Fox who is retiring.
 
Medical Device Manufacturers 
 
Cantel Medical Corp. announced that Jorgen B. Hansen has been promoted from President and Chief Operating Officer to President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective August 1, 2016. He succeeds Andrew A. Krakauer, who is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board but will continue to serve as a Senior Advisor until October 15, 2016.
 
Orthofix International N.V. announced that Michael E. Paolucci, Vice President of Alliances and Human Capital at Halozyme Therapeutics, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Research Organizations
 
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute announced that Sharon Arnold, Acting Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
 
 

March 17, 2016

Biotech

NantKwest, Inc. appointed Fatih M. Uckun Vice President of Research and Clinical Development.

Companies

Allstate Insurance Company announced that Judith P. Greffin will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer on March 31, 2016. Chief Financial Officer Steve Shebik will fill the role in an interim capacity until a replacement has been named. In a separate announcement, the company also announced that Glenn Shapiro has been appointed Executive Vice President of Claims effective April 4, 2016. He succeeds Michael J. Roche, who is retiring from the company.
 
Corizon Health, Inc. appointed Douglas Thompson Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Jeff Sholey, who has been serving as interim Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller since August 2014 and will continue to serve as Controller.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
LifePoint Health, Inc. announced that Kermit Crawford, former President of Pharmacy, Health and Wellness of Walgreens, and Jana Schreuder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Northern Trust, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Wipro, Ltd. announced that Patrick J. Ennis, Global Head of Technology at Intellectual Ventures, has been appointed to its Board of Directors effective April 1, 2016.
 
Hospitals
 
Broward Health has appointed Pauline Grant as President and Chief Executive Officer in an acting capacity. She replaces Kevin Fusco, current Acting President and Chief Executive Officer, who will be returning to his role as Chief Operating Officer.
 
DeGraff Memorial Hospital has named Jeffrey Holt the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
 
Kaleida Health has named Gary Brice the Vice President of Learning and Engagement.
 
NYU Langone Medical Center has appointed Itai Yanai as the new Director of the Institute for Computational Medicine, effective May 1, 2016.
 
Medical Device Manufacturers 
 
Greatbatch, Inc. completed its previously announced spin-off of its QIG Group subsidiary. The new, independent company now operates as Nuvectra Corporation.
 
 

March 10, 2016

Biotech

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. appointed Dwayne Montgomery permanent President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He has been serving as interim Chief Executive Officer since February 2016. The company also announced that Thomas M. Brandt has been elected to its Board. 
 
Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. appointed James M. Daly, most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Incyte Corporation, to its Board of Directors.

Companies

McKesson Corporation announced on March 2, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rexall Health from Katz Group for $3 billion CAD.  The operations of Rexall Health will become part of McKesson's Distribution Solutions segment and it will continue to be led by its existing management team. The transaction is expected to close late in 2016.
 
Merck & Co., Inc. appointed Sanat Chattopadhyay Executive Vice President and President of Merck Manufacturing Division effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds Willie A. Deese, who is retiring from the company.
 
Corporate Boards of Directors
 
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company announced that Peter J. Arduini, President and Chief Executive Officer of Integra LifeSciences, has been elected to its Board of Directors effective April 1, 2016.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that Fred Eshelman, founder and former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Stephen Fraidin, Vice Chairman of Pershing Square Capital Management, and Mr. Thomas W. Ross, Sr., former President of the University of North Carolina, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.
 
Hospitals
 
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women has appointed Kevin Hammeran the new Chief Executive Officer and Administrator.
 
HonorHealth, Inc. has appointed Alice Pope the new Chief Financial Officer.
 
Christus Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital has appointed Dr. Ian Thompson the Associate Chief Medical Officer.
 
Capella Health has appointed Rita Croom the Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer.
 
Insurance and Managed Care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina promoted Michael Parkerson to Chief Strategy Officer and Brian Caveney to Chief Medical Officer.
 
Health Partners Plans, Inc. appointed Lisa Getzfrid Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer.
 
Medical Device Manufacturers 
 
Mindray Medical International Limited announced that it has completed the necessary transaction to become a privately owned company.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. appointed Dolores Calicchio Vice President of Human Resources. She succeeds Lance Williams, who is retiring from the company.
 
ZOLL Medical Corporation promoted Jonathan A. Rennert Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds Richard A. Packer, who will assume a new role at Asahi Kasei, its parent company, and continue to serve ZOLL as Non-Executive Chairman. A. Ernest Whiton will succeed Mr. Rennert as President of its resuscitation business.
 
 

 March 3, 2016

Companies

Hologic, Inc. has appointed Christopher J. Coughlin to the company Board of Directors.
 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota announced that Tina Holmes has been appointed Vice President and Chief of Staff. Also, Eric Hoag has been appointed the Vice President of Provider Relations. Janelle Waldock has been appointed the Vice President of Community Health and Health Equity. Finally, Peter Wickersham has been appointed Vice President of Health Service Operations and the Executive Pharmacy Officer.
 
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. has announced that Deb Jorn has resigned as Executive Vice President of the company. Also, Eric Abramson has been appointed General Manager of the U.S. Dermatology business.
 
Hospitals
 
NYU Langone Medical Center has appointed Dr. Douglas J. Levine as Director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology for the Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, effective May 15, 2016.
 
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has announced the retirement of Gary Shorb, effective December 31, 2016.
 
Northwestern Medicine has appointed Dr. Lauren Streicher has the new Medical Director for Sexual Health.
 
The Southeast Permanente Medical Group has appointed Bryan Cook the Senior Director of Acute Care Operations.
 
The Hospital for Special Surgery has appointed Dr. Joel Press the new Chair of the Department of Physiatry, effective September 2016. 
 
Baylor Scott and White Health announced that Joel T. Allison will step down on February 1, 2017.
 
Overlake Medical Center has announced the appointment of Dr. Dennis Rochier as the new Chief Executive Officer.
 
 


 
February 25, 2016
 
Associations
 
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization announced that J. Donald Schumacher will retire at the end of 2016 from the organization and its affiliated entities, which include the National Hospice Foundation, Global Partners in Care, and Hospice Action Network.
 
Biotech
 
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. appointed Geneviève Lemaire Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. She succeeds Keith Santorelli, who has resigned from the company.
 
Companies
 
Mylan N.V. appointed Anthony Mauro Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Mauro will continue to serve as President of North America until a successor has been named.
 
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. promoted Atheer Kaddis to Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategic Alignment and Lance Neill to Senior Vice President of Corporate Services. 
 
Bayer AG appointed Werner Baumann Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management effective May 1, 2016. He will succeed Marijn Dekkers, whose contract was originally set to expire at the end of 2016.
 
Health IT
 
Quality Systems, Inc. appointed James R. Arnold, Jr. Chief Financial Officer effective March 1, 2016. He will succeed John K. Stumpf, who has been serving as interim Chief Financial Officer since March 2015.
 
Orion Health Ltd. appointed Wayne Oxenham President of North America. He will be based at the company’s North American headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ.
 
Hospitals
 
Wills Eye Hospital has named Dr. Leslie G. Hyman as the new Vice Chair for Research.
 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has named Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher the new President and Chief Executive Officer at the end of December 2016.
 
University Hospitals has appointed Robert G. David the President of UH St. John Medical Center, effective April 1, 2016. 
 
Scripps Health has hired Andy Crowder the new Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer.
 
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
 
CONMED Corporation announced that Martha Goldberg Aronson, most recently Executive Vice President and President of Global Healthcare at Ecolab, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

 

February 18, 2016

Affiliated Organizations

Victory Park Capital appointed Upacala Mapatuna Chief Investment Officer.

Companies

Kemper Corporation announced that Denise I. Lynch has resigned as Property & Casualty Group Executive. Her role is assumed on an interim basis by Joseph W. Metz, the company’s Personal and Commercial Lines President, who will lead the segment in partnership with Joseph P. Lacher, Jr., the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mylan N.V announced on February 10, 2016, a recommended public offer to the shareholders of Meda Aktiebolag to tender their shares to Mylan in a transaction worth approximately $9.9 billion. The acquisition, should it be approved, is expected to close by the end of the third quarter of 2016.

Assurant, Inc. appointed Gene Mergelmeyer Chief Operating Officer effective July 1, 2016. The company also appointed Mike Anderson interim President of Assurant Solutions and Andy Morris President and Chief Executive Officer of Assurant Solutions in Europe, both effective immediately. 

Stryker Corporation announced on February 16, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Physio-Control International, Inc. from Bain Capital Private Equity for $1.28 billion. The transaction is expected to close at the beginning of the second quarter of 2016.

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. promoted Paul Urick from Vice President of Industry Relations and Pharmaceutical Account Management to Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Pharmaceutical Account Management and Payor Strategies.

Corporate Boards of Directors

Celgene Corporation announced that Mark Alles, the company’s Chief Executive Officer designate, and Jacqualyn Fouse, its Chief Operating Officer designate, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Hospitals

Rush University Medical Center has announced that Peter Butler will retire as President, effective July 1, 2016. He will be succeeded by Michael J Dandorph, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Institution.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has announced Pat Keel the new Chief financial Officer.

Carolinas HealthCare System has appointed Eugene Woods as the new President and Chief Executive Officer.

Insurance and Managed Care

Capital BlueCross appointed Chris Davis Vice President of Ancillary Services.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

Ipsen S.A. announced that it intends to separate the functions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Marc de Garidel will continue to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until a replacement Chief Executive Officer has been appointed, at which point he will continue as of Non-Executive Chairman. The company also announced that Christel Bories, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, has left the company.

 

 

February 11, 2016

Biotech

Osiris Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Lode Debrabandere has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He is succeeded by Dwayne Montgomery, the company’s Chief Business Officer, who will assume the role in an interim capacity. The company also announced that Frank Czworka has been promoted from Vice President and General Manager of Wound Care to Chief Operating Officer.

Novogen Limited announced that John O’Connor has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Bryce Carmine has been appointed Deputy Chairman.

Companies

Astellas Pharma Inc. promoted James Robinson to President of Americas Operations for Astellas US LLC, effective April 1, 2016. Mr. Robinson succeeds Masao Yoshida, who is retiring this summer.

Corporate Boards of Directors

Shire plc announced that David Kappler will step down as Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2016. William Burns will be appointed Senior Independent Director effective at that time.

Health IT

Nuance Communications Inc. appointed Robert C. Schassler Executive Vice President and General Manager of its Mobile Division. He succeeds Michael Thompson, who has left the company. In a separate announcement, the company also announced that it appointed Ken Siegel Chief Legal Officer.

Health Systems

Memorial Hermann Health System has announced the hiring of Daniel Styf has the new Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of its Health Plan business.

The Medical College of Wisconsin has appointed Christopher Kops the new Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Chief Operating Officer.

Hospitals

Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital Long Beach has named Kristin Mascotti the new Quality Medical Officer.

Perry Memorial Hospital has announced the future retirement of Rex Conger as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 15, 2017.

Wesley Medical Center has appointed Brian Swallow the new Vice President of Surgical Services.

The Hospital for Special Surgery has appointed Leonard Achan as the new Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of Innovation and Business Development.

 


February 4, 2016

Associations

The District of Columbia Hospital Association announced that Robert A. Malson will retire as President and Chief Executive Officer effective February 29, 2016. No replacement has been named yet.

Biotech

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. announced that Michael Cardiff, Chief Executive Officer of Accelerents, and Ken Newport, former President of CroMedica, have been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Companies

Gilead Sciences, Inc. promoted John F. Milligan, the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, to Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective March 10, 2016. Current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John C. Martin will assume the role of Executive Chairman.

Abbott Laboratories announced on February 1, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Alere Inc. for $5.8 billion.

NBTY, Inc. announced on February 2, 2016, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Vitamin World business to Centre Lane Partners. The transaction is expected to close by mid-February 2016.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. promoted Katie Watson from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President of Human Resources.

HealthCare Partners LLC appointed Ilene Moore Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel.

Hospitals

Providence Hospitals has joined LifePoint Health as their newest component hospital.

Seattle Children’s Hospital has appointed Jeff Brown the new Chief Information Officer.

Broward Health has appointed Kevin Fusco, current Chief Operating Officer, the new Chief Executive Officer in an acting capacity.

Hackensack University Health Network has appointed Ihor Sawczuk the new President of the Hackensack University Medical Center, effective April 4, 2016.

Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles has appointed Jaclyn Biegel the new Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and Chief of New Division Genomic Medicine.

The Southeast Permanente Medical Group has appointed Yudit Krosner the new Senior Director of Clinical Operations and Strategy.

Silverado Senior Living has appointed Shamin Wu the new President and Chief Operating Officer.

Insurance and Managed Care

SelectHealth, Inc. appointed Russel Kuzel, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer effective in March 2016.

Hylant Group promoted William Pridgeon from Executive Vice President to President and Chief Financial Officer.

 

 

January 28, 2016

Biotech

Onxeo S.A. announced that Jean-Pierre Kinet, MD and Jean-Pierre Bizzari, MD have been appointed Observers to the Board of Directors. They will stand for election as full directors at the General Shareholders’ Meeting on April 6, 2016.

Companies

DaVita HealthCare Partners, Inc. appointed Jim Rechtin President of its California-market HealthCare Partners Medical Group, effective February 15, 2016. He succeeds Pratibha Patel, MD, who will continue to serve as President Emeritus throughout 2016.

EMD Serono, Inc. appointed Gary Zieziula permanent President and Managing Director. He has filled the role in an interim capacity since January 1, 2016.

Stryker Corporation announced that William R. Jellison will retire as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is succeeded by Glenn S. Boehnlein, who will assume the role effective April 1, 2016.

Health Systems

St. David’s Healthcare has appointed Roderick Carbonell has the new Vice President of Physician Operations.

Hospitals

Temple University Hospital has named Dr. Verdi J. Disesa as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 1, 2016.

Orlando Health has named Erick Hawkins as a new Senior Vice President. He comes from UNC Rex Healthcare where he stepped down.

Miami Cancer Institute has named Minesh Mehta the new Deputy Director and Chief of Radiation Oncology.

Inova Dwight and Martha Schar Cancer Institute has named Thomas Conrads the new Associate Director of Scientific Technologies.

The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers has announced Sue Schade has stepped down as Chief Information Officer. 

Insurance and Managed Care

Highmark Health appointed John Paul Special Advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 2016. His position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Allegheny Health Network will be assumed by Cynthia Hundorfean.

 


January 21, 2016

Affiliated Organizations

Affymetrix, Inc. announced on January 8, 2016, that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for approximately $1.3 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2016.

Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that Carsten Boess, Chief Business Officer at Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Associations

The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California appointed William “T” Abraham Regional Vice President for the North Bay, Northern Sierra and Redwood Coast sections. He replaces Suzanne Ness who is retiring from the organization.

Biotech

Cerus Corporation appointed Gualtiero G. Garlasco interim General Manager of Cerus Europe, replacing Caspar Hogeboom, who is leaving the company on April 1, 2016.

Companies

Mylan N.V. announced that John D. Sheehan will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2016.

Triple-S Management Corporation appointed Madeline Hernandez-Urquiza President of Triple-S Salud, succeeding Pablo Almodovar; Juan Jose Roman-Jimenez Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Amílcar L. Jordán; and Carlos L. Rodriguez Ramos permanent General Counsel, having served as acting General Counsel since December 2013.

Celgene Corporation announced several executive changes effective March 1, 2016: Robert J. Hugin will step down as Chief Executive Officer and continue to serve as Executive Chairman; Mark J. Alles will be promoted to Chief Executive Officer; and Jacqualyn A. Fouse will be promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Shire plc announced on January 11, 2016, that it has entered into an agreement to combine with Baxalta Incorporated in a transaction worth approximately $32 billion. The transaction is set to close mid-2016.

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. appointed Chris Miller Chief Executive Officer of its Paladina Health, LLCsubsidiary.

Corporate Boards of Directors

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings announced that Richelle Parham, most recently Chief Marketing Officer of eBay, has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective February 8, 2016.

Health Systems

Capella Healthcare has appointed Vishal Bhatia the new Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer.

Barnabas Health has appointed Frank Vozos the new Chief Executive Officer for Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, effective April 1, 2016. At that time, his post as the Chief Executive Officer for Monmouth Medical Center will be filled by Bill Arnold, the current Chief Operating Officer.

The Medical University of South Carolina has named Raymond N. DuBois M.D., Ph.D., as the next dean of the College of Medicine, effective March 1, 2016.

Adventist University of Health Sciences has announced Alicia Franco Scarcella, PhD as the new Chair of the Nursing Department.

Hospitals

Johns Hopkins Hospital has appointed Dr. Redonda Miller as the new Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs.

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has appointed Dr. Terence S. Dermody as the new Scientific Director, starting June 1, 2016.

Dayton Children’s Hospital has appointed Chris Bergman the new Chief Financial Officer for Dayton Children’s Hospital. He replaces David Miller who has retired.

Steward Good Samaritan Medical Center has appointed Lani Litchfield Zani the new Chief Nursing Officer. She replaces Jerilyn Thomas who has retired.

Pennsylvania Hospital has announced Jack Ludmir will step down as the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology this spring.

City of Hope has appointed Ravi Salgia as the new Chair of Medical Oncology.

Industry Service Providers

BioDuro, LLC has announced the appointment of Ian R. Wisenberg as the new Chief Financial Officer. 

Diamond Healthcare has appointed Richard R. Feldman the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2016. He replaces Christopher Carney who is stepping down.

Insurance and Managed Care

Capital BlueCross appointed Scott Frank as Chief Information Officer.

 

 

January 14, 2016

Affiliated Organizations

Affymetrix, Inc. announced on January 8, 2016, that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. for approximately $1.3 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2016.

Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced that Carsten Boess, Chief Business Officer at Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

Associations

The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California appointed William “T” Abraham Regional Vice President for the North Bay, Northern Sierra and Redwood Coast sections. He replaces Suzanne Ness who is retiring from the organization.

Biotech

Cerus Corporation appointed Gualtiero G. Garlasco interim General Manager of Cerus Europe, replacing Caspar Hogeboom, who is leaving the company on April 1, 2016.

Companies

Mylan N.V. announced that John D. Sheehan will retire as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2016.

Triple-S Management Corporation appointed Madeline Hernandez-Urquiza President of Triple-S Salud, succeeding Pablo Almodovar; Juan Jose Roman-Jimenez Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Amílcar L. Jordán; and Carlos L. Rodriguez Ramos permanent General Counsel, having served as acting General Counsel since December 2013.

Celgene Corporation announced several executive changes effective March 1, 2016: Robert J. Hugin will step down as Chief Executive Officer and continue to serve as Executive Chairman; Mark J. Alles will be promoted to Chief Executive Officer; and Jacqualyn A. Fouse will be promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Shire plc announced on January 11, 2016, that it has entered into an agreement to combine with Baxalta Incorporated in a transaction worth approximately $32 billion. The transaction is set to close mid-2016.

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. appointed Chris Miller Chief Executive Officer of its Paladina Health, LLCsubsidiary.

Corporate Boards of Directors

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings announced that Richelle Parham, most recently Chief Marketing Officer of eBay, has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective February 8, 2016.

Health Systems

Capella Healthcare has appointed Vishal Bhatia the new Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer.

Barnabas Health has appointed Frank Vozos the new Chief Executive Officer for Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, effective April 1, 2016. At that time, his post as the Chief Executive Officer for Monmouth Medical Center will be filled by Bill Arnold, the current Chief Operating Officer.

The Medical University of South Carolina has named Raymond N. DuBois M.D., Ph.D., as the next dean of the College of Medicine, effective March 1, 2016.

Adventist University of Health Sciences has announced Alicia Franco Scarcella, PhD as the new Chair of the Nursing Department.

Hospitals

Johns Hopkins Hospital has appointed Dr. Redonda Miller as the new Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs.

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh has appointed Dr. Terence S. Dermody as the new Scientific Director, starting June 1, 2016.

Dayton Children’s Hospital has appointed Chris Bergman the new Chief Financial Officer for Dayton Children’s Hospital. He replaces David Miller who has retired.

Steward Good Samaritan Medical Center has appointed Lani Litchfield Zani the new Chief Nursing Officer. She replaces Jerilyn Thomas who has retired.

Pennsylvania Hospital has announced Jack Ludmir will step down as the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology this spring.

City of Hope has appointed Ravi Salgia as the new Chair of Medical Oncology.

Industry Service Providers

BioDuro, LLC has announced the appointment of Ian R. Wisenberg as the new Chief Financial Officer. 

Diamond Healthcare has appointed Richard R. Feldman the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2016. He replaces Christopher Carney who is stepping down.

Insurance and Managed Care

Capital BlueCross appointed Scott Frank Chief Information Officer.

 

 

January 7, 2016

Affiliated Organizations

Powell Industries, Inc. announced that Michael A Lucas has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He is succeeded by Thomas W. Powell, who will maintain his current role as Chairman and assume the additional roles of President and Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced that it has promoted Brett A. Cope to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Onvoy, LLC announced on January 6, 2015, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity firm GTCR, LLC. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016.

Companies

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. announced that J. Michael Pearson has begun a medical leave of absence in order to recover from a severe case of pneumonia. The company has appointed Howard B. Schiller, its former Chief Financial Officer, to serve as Chief Executive Officer in an interim capacity.

Welltower Inc. appointed Shankh Mitra Senior Vice President of Finance and Investments and Tim McHugh Vice President of Finance and Investments.

Bayer AG announced that it has completed the divesture of its Diabetes Care business to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings, Co., Ltd.

Magellan Health, Inc. appointed Srinivas “Srini” Koushik Chief Technology Officer, effective January 11, 2016.

Health IT

Wipro Ltd. appointed TK Kurien Executive Vice Chairman and promoted Abidali Z. Neemuchwal to Chief Executive Officer, both effective February 1, 2016.

Health Systems

TriHealth, Inc. has named Jim Hauschildt the new President of Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Sciences. He replaces Morris Cohen who has retired.

Hospitals

NYU Langone Medical Center has appointed Joel Schuman the new Chairman for the Department of Ophthalmology.

Industry Service Providers

LTC Properties, Inc. has appointed Doug Korey as the new Senior Vice President of Business Development, and Mandi Hogan as their new Director of Marketing, succeeding Mark Hemingway who retires from his role as Vice President of Marketing on February 29, 2016.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced that David E.I. Pyott, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Allergan, has been elected to its Board of Directors.

Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. promoted Jeff Mihm to Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Jeffrey Eisenberg. The company also appointed John Choi Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, succeeding Michael Price, and Michael Greene Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, assuming the roles previously held by Mr. Mihm.