Faith-Based Healthcare News – February 2017

By February 10, 2017 News, Healthcare Articles

Ascension Healthcare Names New CEO as Longtime Leader Announces Retirement Plans

Patricia Maryland, Chief Operating Officer of Ascension Healthcare, will be the new Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Healthcare, effective July 1, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Maryland received this promotion after longtime Ascension leader Robert Henkel announced his retirement plans. Ascension Healthcare operates more than 141 hospitals and 2,500 facilities in 24 states and Washington, D.C. It is a subsidiary of Edmundson-based Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and largest nonprofit health care system.

Florida Hospital North Pinellas Named Tampa Bay’s Only Top General Hospital by Leapfrog Group

Florida Hospital North Pinellas, a 168-bed, full-service hospital in Tarpon Springs, has been recognized by The Leap Frog Group as a Top General Hospital, reports PRWeb. Florida Hospital North Pinellas is the only hospital in the Tampa Bay area to receive this exclusive honor. The award is given out based on rigorous standards for performance across many areas, including infection rates, maternity care, and medication error prevention.  The hospital’s CEO, Tricia Williams, was named to her position last year following a national search managed by FaithSearch Partners.

Preparing for a CEO’s Departure

Regardless of the reason a Chief Executive Officer departs, whether that be voluntary, involuntary, illness or death, a CEO transition is always a crucial time for a hospital and rarely gets the planning and attention it deserves. Trustee Magazine discloses areas to address in an effective plan for a CEO departure and transition, including succession planning, consultation, time frame, emergency transitions, and the senior team needs.

Baptist Health South Florida Formalizes Hospital Acquisition Deal

Baptist Health South Florida will acquire Fishermen’s Community Hospital, effective June 30, 2017, reports South Florida Business Journal. Baptist Health South Florida is a six-hospital, not-for-profit hospital network in Miami-Dade county. Fishermen’s Community hospital is a 25-bed, 161-employee facility in Marathon, Florida. The network is already set to acquire Bethesda Health in Boynton Beach by September 30, 2017, making this Fishermen’s Community Hospital merger the second of 2017 for Baptist Health South Florida.

Castle Medical Center Finalizes Purchase of the Hawaii Pacific University Windward Campus for Future Expansion and Services

Castle Medical Center, a 160-bed medical center located in Windward Oahu owned by Adventist Health, has recently purchased Hawaii Pacific University’s Hawaii Loa campus, according to Hawaii News Now. Castle Medical Center will expand with this purchase, set to go into effect in 2020, allowing the university time to consolidate its operations into a single campus in downtown Honolulu. Hawaii Pacific University is the state’s leading private, non-profit university, with almost 5,600 students, and has been named by USA Today as the most diverse university in the nation.

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