Christus Health Names New Senior Leader

Christus Health has named Dr. Sam Bagchi as its new senior vice president/chief medical officer and chief medical information officer. He will replace CMO Dr. Thomas Diller and CMIO Dr. Luke Webster, effective April 24. In his new role, Bagchi will oversee clinical operations, quality control, and informatics. He will also work to establish strong and collaborative working relationships with the estimated 14,000 physician leaders across Christus’ organization. Dr. John A. Gillian, executive vice president and chief clinical officer, says he’s confident Bagchi will utilize his talents for collaboration and communication at Christus. “Bagchi has a strong record of working… Full Story

LifeCare Health Partners Names New CEO, Promotes COO

LifeCare Health Partners, a Plano-based healthcare services provider, has named Jim Murray its new CEO, effective April 1. Murray will replace an interim president after former CEO Phillip B. Douglas retired last year. LifeCare also announced that current COO Frank Battafarano has been promoted to president as well as chief operating officer. Murray comes to LifeCare after spending 28 years with Louisville, Ky.-based Humana, where he served as CFO and COO. Murray is known for significantly contributing to Humana’s growth, helping increase revenue from $10.5 billion in 2000 to more than $54 billion while he was COO. “[Murray] joined our… Full Story

Methodist Southlake Hospital Names New President

Methodist Southlake Hospital has named John McGreevy as its new president. He will assume his duties on March 30, replacing acting interim president Julie Stumberg. McGreevy previously served as CEO at the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital for Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics in East Texas. McGreevy also served as CEO of Tyler hospital operations at Trinity, overseeing the system’s 472-bed flagship facility. In addition, McGreevy has been recognized for his work as CEO of Lubbock Heart Hospital, where he successfully orchestrated the $40 million construction of a new facility and recruited a new leadership team. The hospital… Full Story

Christus Health Names New President, CEO for Santa Rosa Market

Irving-based Christus Health System has named Dean Alexander as its president and CEO for the Santa Rosa market in San Antonio. Alexander replaces Ken Haynes and will assume his new position effective April 3. Alexander previously served as market executive vice president for TeamHealth’s Central Group in Nashville, where he oversaw significant growth through contract acquisition and mergers, initiated cost saving efforts, and improved patient and provider satisfaction for a 13-state region with more than 150 physician practice contracts. Elaine Mendoza, Christus Santa Rosa Health System Chair, says Christus is “fortunate to have him join its healthcare ministry,” given Alexander’s extensive leadership at… Full Story

Tenet Healthcare Corp. Names CEO of California’s Central Valley Market

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has named Warren Kirk as CEO of its California’s Central Valley Market. The position was created in order for Tenet to expand its coverage outside of the South and manage the growing Central Valley region in California. In his new role, Kirk will oversee a three-hospital network in the Northern San Joaquin Valley. The hospitals are Doctors of Modesto, Emanuel Medical Center of Turlock, and Doctors Hospital of Manteca. Jeffrey Koury, a regional executive for Tenet, says Central Valley is an important market for Tenet, and believes Kirk is an excellent candidate for the position given his previous… Full Story

Tenet Healthcare Corp. Names New CEO of California’s Desert Market

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. has named Michele Finney as its new CEO of Tenet’s Desert Market. This position was created in order for Tenet to expand its coverage outside of the South and manage the growing Coachella Valley and Morongo Basin region in California. In her new role, Finney will oversee operations of the three-hospital system: Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio, and Hi-Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree. She will also manage clinical, urgent care, and surgery center operations. Finney comes from Phoenix, Ariz., where she led Tenet’s six-hospital Abrazo Community Health Network… Full Story

CEO, CNO of USMD Hospital in Fort Worth Assumes New Role at Franklin Foundation Hospital

Stephanie Atkins-Guidry, who was the CEO and CNO of USMD Hospital in Fort Worth for 10 years, is the new CEO of Franklin Foundation Hospital in Franklin, Louisiana. Atkins-Guidry led USMD, a for-profit venture facility with Texas Health Resources, USMD Holdings Inc., and local physicians. It has eight in-patient beds, an eight-bed step-down unit, six operating rooms, and an emergency center. In her new role, Atkins-Guidry will oversee USMD’s 22-bed Critical Access Hospital and also maintain a seven-bed 24-hour emergency room, a four-bed ICU unit, and telemedicine practices. Atkins-Guidry says she’s excited about the move from DFW to Franklin and… Full Story