Medical City Children’s Hospital Names New CEO

Medical City Children’s Hospital has named Bill Lee as its new CEO, effective May 1. He will replace Keith Zimmerman. Previously, Lee served since 2010 as senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. There, he oversaw clinical operations, financials, community relations, physician recruitment, and philanthropy. He’d also served as chief administrator for Willet Children’s Hospital of Savannah, where he led a $20 million capital campaign to design and build a new children’s hospital to open in 2019. Chris Mowan, CEO of Medical City Dallas, said Lee is a valuable addition to the… Full Story

UT Southwestern Hospital and Clinics CFO to Take New Position in South Carolina

Beth Ward, the chief financial officer for UT Southwestern Medical Center University Hospitals and Clinics, is leaving Dallas to take on a new position as executive vice president and CFO of Georgetown, S.C.-based Tidelands Health. She will succeed Terry Kiser and assume her new duties immediately. Ward, who’d been with UT Southwestern since 2012, led the integration of all areas of the hospital and clinic operations. She also played a part in the hospital’s transition to the new, 460-bed William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. Ward has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare finance.

Tenet Healthcare Executive Named CEO of Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Mike Rickman, who was previously chief development officer for Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s Southern region, has been named CEO of Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster, Ala. Shelby is a part of Tenet’s national systems of hospitals. He will replace Bob Phillips and start effective immediately. At Tenet, Rickman oversaw business growth processes at the hospital, monitoring activities and performances across all departments. As former chief development officer, Rickman also sought out other potential business prospects while maintaining other client relations. Prior to Tenet, Rickman served as chief development officer of Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., and was co-founder and… Full Story

Aetna’s Dallas Office Names Two New National Accounts Leaders

The Dallas office of Aetna, a diversified healthcare benefits company based in Hartford, Conn., has named two new hires for its national accounts executive team. Matt Horn, who replaces Mario Di Blasi, has been named Aetna’s new sales vice president for national accounts. Horn will lead business efforts in Texas and Oklahoma by designing strategies aimed at achieving long-term employee benefit goals. Horn comes to Dallas’ Aetna office from the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic based in Houston, where he oversaw its marketing and sales division. Kibuchi Banfield take on Aetna’s newly created position as sales executive for national accounts, working with customers that have… Full Story

Former Tenet Healthcare Leader Named Nobilis Health Corp. Executive Vice President

Marc Celia, who was previously vice president of continuous improvements for Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare/United Surgical Partners International, is joining Houston-based Nobilis Health Corp. to serve as executive vice president of operations. He will replace Michael Nelson. In his new role, Celia will be responsible for operations of all Nobilis facilities, working with facility CEOs and administrators to improve individual center and organization-wide efficiencies. Celia has almost 20 years of operational and managerial experiences in the healthcare industry. At Tenet, he led and implemented operational cost transformations across hundreds of its surgical centers and hospitals. Prior to Tenet, Celia served as… Full Story

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