• The Houston County Health Care Authority appointed Richard O. Sutton system CEO of Southeast Alabama Medical Center and president of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine as of May 16. In this role, Sutton has executive oversight for Southeast Alabama Medical Center, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Southeast Alabama Medical Center Foundation and Medical Center Barbour. Sutton was CEO for three Banner Health Northern Colorado Hospitals, North Colorado Medical Center, McKee Medical Center and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center.

David Entwistle was named president and CEO at Stanford Health Care in California. Entwistle had been CEO for the past nine years at the University of Utah hospital system. Chief Financing Operating Gordon Crabtree will be the interim CEO of the Utah system.

Aurelio M. Fernandez III became president and CEO for Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood, Fla. He has been with the Memorial Healthcare System for the past nine years, first as CEO of Memorial Hospital Miramar, then as executive vice president and CFO of the system.

• Adventist Health System named Ken Mattison CEO of Florida Hospital New Smyrna. He had been CEO of Florida Hospital Flagler, and has been succeeded there by Ronald Jimenez, M.D. Jimenez was chief medical officer of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center.

John Gardner will become chief executive of the Telluride (Colo.) Medical Center on June 6. He will succeed Gordon Reichard, who announced his retirement after nine years at the helm. Gardner was CEO of the Yuma (Colo.) District Hospital and Clinic.

• Copley Health Systems, Morrisville, Vt., named Arthur Mathisen president and CEO. He will succeed Melvyn Patashnick, who will retire in July after 30 years in health care administration, the last 10 leading Copley Hospital. Mathisen is COO at Copley Hospital.

Andrei Soran became COO and president of Verity Health System on April 18. He was COO and executive vice president of Detroit Medical Center. The system also named Frank J. Cracolici, R.N. president and CEO of St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles and Kim Pardini-Kiely, R.N. COO/chief nurse executive of Seton Medical Center, Daly City, Calif. Cracolici spent 19 years with the Mount Sinai Health Care System/Continuum Health Partners Inc. in New York City. Pardini-Kiely was vice president of Stanford Health Care and the Risk Authority at Stanford University Medical Network in California.

Peter D. Banko became president and COO of Centura Health in Englewood, Colo., onMay 1. He was senior vice president, group executive officer and chief integration officer of Catholic Health Initiatives.

Mark D. Sparta will become executive vice president and COO of Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center, where he also continue as executive vice president and chief population health officer. Sharad Sahu, M.D., was appointed vice president of clinical integration at HackensackUMC. Sahu has been part of the organization since 2004. He was director of physician affairs, chairman of the medical executive committee, chief of the division of general internal medicine, chair of the clinical integration committee and the physician lead for the CityMD/HackensackUMC partnership.

• Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance named Teresa Royer chief nursing officer. She was CNO of Reliant Medical Group, an accountable care organization. Royer holds a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s in nursing.

Lisa Rowen, R.N. was appointed system chief nurse executive for the University of Maryland Medical System. Since 2007, Rowen was senior vice president for patient care services and CNO at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and in 2015 was also appointed as CNO for the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus.

James J. Kelly Jr. was named senior vice president and CFO of UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla. He had been interim senior vice president and CFO since January. He originally came to UF Health Shands in 2012 as vice president for finance.

• LifePoint Health, Brentwood, Tenn., appointed Shannon Fiser CFO of its Western Group of facilities. It also added a second CFO position to its Eastern Group, naming Conrad Deese to that position. Fiser was senior vice president of finance for Ardent Health in Nashville, Tenn. Deese recently served as vice president of finance for the Eastern Group.

Jim Kelley became system CFO of Chicago-based Presence Health on May 2. He was vice president of finance at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital, Advocate’s flagship hospitals.


Jennifer Pietenpol, director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and a professor of oncology, biochemistry, cancer biology and otolaryngology, became executive vice president for research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., on May 1. She assumes some of the responsibilities of Lawrence Marnett, associate vice chancellor for research and senior associate dean for biomedical sciences, as he transitions to the newly created position of dean of basic sciences in the School of Medicine for Vanderbilt University.