Faith-Based Healthcare News – October 2016

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OK hospital Names New Chief Operating Officer and Establishes New Mission Integration Executive Role

The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, a faith-based post-acute facility in Bethany, Okla., has named Lori Boyd its new Chief Operating Officer, KSWO reports. Boyd is changing roles from the hospital’s president of operations and replaces the COO of 40 years, Carol Gray, who will assume a new role as Senior Vice President of Culture and Mission, an executive role many faith-based healthcare organizations have adopted in recent years. Boyd has also served as vice president of special projects, administrative projects coordinator and several other roles at the organization since 1997. She became president of operations in 2014.

Mount Carmel Names 30-year Hospital Executive From Western U.S. as CEO

Mount Carmel Health System has named Ed Lamb as its new CEO, according to Columbus Business First. He has more than 30 years of experience in health care and is currently the western division president of the 16-hospital Iasis Healthcare, LLC. He is also this year’s chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives, which boasts 40,000 members, and the Utah Hospital Association chairman. Mount Carmel is a four-hospital system that also operates a nursing college, physician practice and private Medicare Advantage insurance plan. It’s also undergoing a season of expansion and change, with several projects underway to add to the facility’s reach.

New Christian Hospital President Welcomed by Community

St. Louis’ Christian Hospital recently hired its first African-American president, Rick Stevens, also the first African American to lead any hospital in the BJC Healthcare system. The St. Louis American reports that the community there has welcomed the formerly San-Franciscan leader with open arms, specifically by Shalom Church and Rev. Freddie Clark. The congregation hosted a reception for Stevens, attended by many other black executives and community leaders who wanted to extend their welcome and help familiarize him with the unique challenges and characteristics of the region.

Florida Hospital Carrollwood Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

Florida Hospital Carrollwood has named Chris Sauder, CPA, CHFP, as its new vice president and chief financial officer, according to a news release. He most recently served as CFO for Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, Calif. and has also held positions as a defense contract auditor, reimbursement analyst and controller with Adventist Health. He replaces Shane Cox, who was promoted to vice president of revenue cycle for Shawnee Mission Health.

Ascension Name to Expand in Wisconsin

Ascension Wisconsin is adding its name to the hospitals, clinics and other operations of its four health systems in the state, taking place over the next 12 to 18 months. For example, Wheaton Franciscan’s St. Joseph Hospital will become Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston will become Ascension St. Clare’s Hospital, and so forth. It is also moving toward integrating operations of the four systems, with the goal of standardizing care throughout, the Journal Sentinel reports

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