St. Vincent’s Healthcare in Northeast Florida announced it has named Tom VanOsdol as its new Chief Operating Officer of clinically integrated systems of care. The hospital is a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. VanOsdol is currently president of the Northeast Region of St. Vincent in the Ascension Indiana Ministry Market, which includes three hospitals in central Indiana. He has also served as Vice President of Operations in Anderson, Ind. and became regional president in 2008. VanOsdol will begin his new role Dec. 14, 2015, according to the Florida Times-Union.
Michigan City’s Franciscan Hospital has named Dean Mazzoni its new CEO. Mazzoni most recently served as the vice president and site administrator at Voorhees Hospital in New Jersey, a 398-bed facility. Prior to that he was Vice President of Operations at Marlton Hospital in New Jersey for six years and COO of University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn. for two years. He will oversee the creation of a new hospital campus scheduled to open in 2017, which will feature up to 120 private inpatient rooms as well as outpatient services and a medical office building. Gene Diamond, senior vice president and COO of inpatient services had been serving as the interim executive, NWI Times reports.
The Sunday Business Post reports U.S. Catholic provider Dignity Health held talks in November with six Irish hospitals about forming partnerships or perhaps making acquisitions. Dignity Health is one of the U.S.’s largest healthcare providers, with annual revenues of $12.4 billion and 60,000 employees across the country. It is believed to have looked at assets in Waterford, Mullingar, Limerick and Kilkenny, as well as members of Bon Secours in Cork, one of the largest independent hospitals in Europe. Dignity’s connection with Ireland dates back to the Sisters of Mercy order, originally founded in Dublin in 1831. A group of recently immigrated Irish nuns first began delivering healthcare in California in 1855 to help battle Asiatic flu.
Florida Hospital Carrollwood Earns an “A” Grade for Patient Safety in Leapfrog’s Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score
Tampa’s Florida Hospital Carrollwood, a 120-bed member of the West Florida Region of Florida Hospital and Adventist Health System, has earned an “A” grade for patient safety, as assessed by The Leapfrog Group’s 2015 Fall Hospital Safety Score, the gold standard rating for patient safety. It is the first and only hospital safety rating peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, and it is free to the public, allowing consumers to make informed decisions to best protect themselves and their loved ones in anticipation of a hospital stay. More than 2500 U.S. general hospitals were assigned scores in October 2015, with 773 earning an “A” grade, representing their overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm, according to a news release.