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Medical Error Self-Reporting Stifled by Fears of Retaliation
John Commins, for HealthLeaders Media

While 70% of healthcare employees believe they can report a medical/healthcare error caused by a colleague without fear of reprisal, only 54% said they can report an error they themselves have caused without fear of retaliation. What does it say about the state of employee relations and engagement if more than half of healthcare employees fear retaliation?[Read More]

  June 6, 2011

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Executives on the Move
CLEVELAND: Tulisiak named president of Medina Hospital
Cleveland Clinic named Thomas L. Tulisiak, MD, president of Medina Hospital effective Sept. 1. Tulisiak, a Medina resident and member of the Medina County medical community for more than 25 years, assumes the leadership role following former president Rob Stall's promotion to COO for Cleveland Clinic's Regional Hospitals. Tulisiak most recently served as medical director of Cleveland Clinic's Brunswick Family Health Center and has been the vice president of medical operations at Medina Hospital.[Read More]

JACKSONVILLE, FL: Baptist Health introduces leadership roles
Baptist Health is announcing new leadership roles at Northeast Florida's largest health system. Edward Sim, president of Baptist Medical Center Beaches, is being promoted to the position of president of Physician Integration for Baptist Health. Joe Mitrick, hospital president of Baptist Medical Center, has been promoted to president of Transitional Care. Both transitions take effect July 1. Michael Mayo has accepted the position of hospital president, Baptist Medical Center, effective July 5. Mayo comes to Baptist Health from Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he has served as president since 2008. [Read More]

SPOKANE, WA: Management shakeup at Providence Health Care
A management shake-up at Providence Health Care sends Andrew Agwunobi, MD, to a corporate role as vice president of special projects and brings former Sacred Heart Medical Center CEO Mike Wilson out of retirement to work as interim CEO of Providence's Eastern Washington operations. Those include Sacred Heart, Holy Family Hospital, and hospitals and care facilities in Colville and Chewelah. [Read More]

COSHOCTON, OH: Nichols Named CFO of Coshocton Hospital
A Georgia woman has joined Coshocton Hospital as the newest member of the management executive team. Robin Nichols, CPA, was announced as the CFO by the board of trustees. Nichols joined the hospital Monday. The search for a CFO began when Robert Miller, previous CFO, was promoted to CEO in January. Nichols has extensive experience in financial management, with more than 15 years employment as CFO in acute-care hospitals.[Read More]

OAKDALE, CA: Oakdale hospital hires CFO
Oak Valley Hospital District has hired a CFO to replace CFO Wayne Mills, who resigned to take a position with another healthcare company. John McCormick started with the district last month. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from California State University, Fullerton, and a master's degree in business administration, finance, from Pepperdine University. His salary is $175,000 per year. [Read More]

SEATTLE: Carter of Swedish/Edmonds named CAO of Swedish/First Hill
Swedish has announced that Mike Carter, the lead administrator of Swedish/Edmonds, has been appointed to serve as chief administrative officer of Swedish's First Hill campus, which is the largest facility in Swedish's five-hospital network. Carter is filling a role vacated by Swedish's former COO Cal Knight, who left in April to lead a healthcare system in California. Carter became CEO of Stevens Hospital in 2006 and was responsible for a dramatic turnaround that resulted in significant improvements in clinical quality. [Read More]

ORANGE, CA: St. Mary Medical Center names CEO
St. Mary Medical Center and St. Joseph Health System have announced that Alan H. Garrett has been named St. Mary Medical Center's president/CEO. Garrett, who has been tapped from another of the health system's ministries to lead St. Mary's, succeeds former CEO Jason Barker who departed late last year. A CPA, Garrett has for the past 20 years held various positions of responsibility within St. Joseph Health System, most recently executive vice president/COO of St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, CA.[Read More]

BISMARK, ND: Miller named St. Alexius president/CEO
Gary Miller begins his tenure as president/CEO of St. Alexius Medical Center confident in the future of the organization. Miller, the CFO at St. Alexius, has been interim president since Jan. 24, 2011, when former president/CEO Andy Wilson resigned. [Read More]

TRENTON, MO: CEO Cole leaving Wright Memorial Hospital
Karen Cole is stepping down as CEO of Wright Memorial Hospital. Cole has been at Wright Memorial since May 2007. According to Saint Luke's Health System Vice President for Regional Services Don Sipes, there will be no gap in leadership at Wright Memorial Hospital. Gary Wages, recently retired CEO of Saint Luke's Northland Hospital, will serve as interim CEO beginning May 31. [Read More]

NEW YORK: Continuum Health Partners elects board chair
The Board of Trustees of Continuum Health Partners has elected Steve Hochberg as its next chairman. Hochberg succeeds Lawrence S. Huntington, who has led the Continuum Board since July 2007. Huntington, in turn, was elected Continuum's second Chairman Emeritus, joining the organization's founding Board Chairman, Morton P. Hyman, as Chairmen Emeriti. Continuum is the parent company for Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals, Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. [Read More]

MAYSVILLE, KY: CEO takes over at LifePoint's Meadowbrook RMC
A CEO has been named at Meadowview Regional Medical Center. Tom Weiss, continental division president for LifePoint Hospitals of Brentwood, TN, announced the appointment of Brad S. Morse as CEO. The appointment took effect on May 30. Morse replaces Chad Patrick, who left MRMC at the end of December to pursue another business opportunity; Patrick was appointed CEO in May 2008. After Patrick's departure, LifePoint brought in Ron Butler to serve as interim CEO until a new CEO was hired. Butler left MRMC as of April 29, and John Copeland, an executive with LifePoint, has been serving in the capacity of interim CEO until the hiring process was completed.[Read More]

PHILADELPHIA: Cigna names Ralph J. Nicoletti as CFO
Cigna has announced the appointment of Ralph J. Nicoletti as executive vice president/CFO, effective June 20. Nicoletti assumes executive leadership responsibility for all of Cigna's financial operations and functions, as well as for Cigna's investment management and strategic planning units. [Read More]

APPLE VALLEY, CA: St. Mary Medical Center names CEO
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NEWNAN, GA: Folk named CMO at Piedmont Newnan Hospital
Jeffrey R. Folk, MD, has been named vice president of medical affairs/CMO for Piedmont Newnan Hospital. Folk will serve as the primary liaison between the hospital and its medical staff and will focus on facilitating communication and education, ensuring collaboration, and overseeing the overall quality of care provided by hospital medical staff. Folk comes to Piedmont Newnan Hospital most recently from ABQ HealthPartners and Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM, where he was chief of cardiology for both organizations. Before that Folk served in a number of roles at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. [Read More]

ORANGE CITY, FL: Noseworthy named CEO for Fish Memorial
Ed Noseworthy, CEO for Bert Fish Medical Center, has accepted the position of president/CEO for Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City. He will officially assume his responsibilities on July 1. Noseworthy succeeds Joe Johnson, who has accepted the position of COO for University Community Hospital in Tampa Bay. [Read More]

WEST COVINA, CA: Citrus Valley Health Partners names CMO
Citrus Valley Health Partners has named Paveljit Bindra, MD, as CMO/CMIO. Bindra brings 10 years of executive and clinical experience as a medical and information officer to CVHP. He has been with CVHP for nearly two years where he established CVHP's first electrophysiology program and served as the program's medical director. [Read More]

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