From ‘What If’ to ‘Let’s Go’: How Lloyd Dean and Kevin Lofton Built a $29B System—and Where They’re Going Next

Connecting to their faith-based heritage, CommonSpirit Health CEOs Lloyd Dean and Kevin Lofton recently spoke with Advisory Board President Eric Larsen  to discuss the Dignity Health-CHI merger and health care in America. “Lessons from the C-suite” series features Larsen’s conversations with the most influential leaders in health care.”

The Power List | Amy Carrier, President, Bon Secours Hampton Roads

Amy Carrier recently shared her insight on current events within her leadership role at Bon Secours-Hampton Roads with Inside Business. Finding comfort in bringing her faith into her work, Carrier believes, “it is more important than ever for our leaders to feel connected to the compassionate ministry of Christ through our work.”

OhioHealth Recognized Nationally for Diversity and Inclusion Among Top Hospitals and Health Systems

OhioHealth, a not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church, has been recognized nationally for its efforts around building and growing a culture of diversity and inclusion by DiversityInc. Read the entire Press Release.

Weber Announces Retirement; Murrill Named President, CEO of AdventHealth Gordon

After 30 years of service to AdventHealth, Pete Weber, president and chief executive officer of AdventHealth Gordon, AdventHealth Murray and the Southeast Region, announced his retirement, and Michael Murrill has been named to replace him. According to Northwest Georgia News, Murrill will assume his new role June 15.

St. Elizabeth to Acquire High Point Health

“St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Highpoint Health have signed a Letter of Intent outlining an agreement to integrate Highpoint Health and its associated physician group, Highpoint Health Physician Partners, into the St. Elizabeth system.” St. Elizabeth plans to invest about $50 million in capital projects and technology once Highpoint Health is integrated into St. Elizabeth’s, according to a recent proposal. As outlined by WRBI Radio, the transition would take place August 1, 2020.

Adventist Health Names Hospital Executive to Lead the New Partnership

Adventist Health has named Judy Leach as the new hospital administrator for Mendocino Coast District Hospital (soon to be named Adventist Health Mendocino Coast). The Adventist Health affiliation with MCDH was approved during the recent county election and began May 1st with a management services agreement which will transition into a long-term lease in operating the hospital. Read the complete Press Release.

Baptist to Build New Hospital at Hamburg, 700 New Jobs

Baptist Health Lexington has entered into a partnership with the city that will bring a new medical campus to Lexington. Long-term plans call for a multi-story hospital, a surgery center, 12 other buildings containing a combination of retail and medical office space and two parking garages, all on 129 acres. According to WTVQ ABC 36, the construction will be completed in phases, with the first phase completed by early 2023.

Loma Linda University Medical Center Earns Prestigious Magnet Recognition

American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Magnet Recognition has awarded Magnet status to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Achieving this milestone in less than half the time the average hospital needs to earn the accolade, acknowledges the level of patient care being delivered.  Read the entire Press Release.

Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital Expansion Underway

In December, Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital in Nassau Bay, broke ground on what will become the campus’ fourth medical office. The six-story, 150,000-square-foot building is on schedule to open in May 2021. As reported in Community Impact Newspaper, the new facility will house physical therapy, orthopedic physicians as well as a cardiologist and a neurosurgeon.  Hospital leadership anticipates further expansion to be announced within 18 months.

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