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Catholic Health names new CEO after leader steps down, and more | MED MOVES


Cincinnati Children’s hires a chief philanthropy officer, and other leaders take new roles.

Joyce Markiewicz

Joyce Markiewicz

Joyce Markiewicz has been named the next president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health in Buffalo, N.Y.

Markiewicz succeeds Mark Sullivan, who is stepping down on Aug. 31. She’ll begin her new role on Sept. 1 and becomes the fifth CEO in the system’s 25-year history.

Markiewicz has been serving as the system’s executive vice president and chief business development officer.

Maureen Athoe, chair of Catholic Health’s board of directors, said Markiewicz is ideally suited to lead Catholic Health.

“We’re extremely fortunate to have an outstanding, proven healthcare veteran for our next leader,” Athoe said in a statement. “Joyce’s strong advocacy for our patients, physicians, and caregivers; track record of success; steady leadership style; and devotion to Catholic Health’s Mission, made her the ideal person to serve as our next president and CEO.”

Markiewicz began her career as a registered nurse and has worked in home health organizations. She joined Catholic Health in 2005 and has served in a variety of leadership roles. She was named an executive vice president at Catholic Health in 2015, before being named executive vice president and chief business development officer in 2019.

Sullivan plans to pursue opportunities to mentor and educate future healthcare executives.

“I have truly been blessed and humbled to work in and lead such a wonderful ministry with so many outstanding caregivers along my 30-year journey,” Sullivan said in a statement. “I’m excited for the next chapter at Catholic Health and handing the reins to an incredible leader and person in Joyce Markiewicz.”

Sharon Marine (Cincinnati Children's)

Sharon Marine (Cincinnati Children's)

Cincinnati Children’s hires chief philanthropy officer

Sharon Marine has been named chief philanthropy officer of Cincinnati Children’s.

She begins in her new role on Oct. 9, 2023.

Marine brings more than 30 years of experience in philanthropy and donor relations.

Most recently, she served as senior vice president at Grenzebach Glier and Associates. Prior to that, Marine was vice president for alumni relations and development at the University of Chicago.

At the University of Chicago, Marine raised more than $2.7 billion in new gifts and commitments.

“The opportunity to join Cincinnati Children’s – the No. 1 pediatric health system in the nation – is an honor and a privilege,” Marine said in a statement. “This historic organization continues to lead the nation in clinical care, research and education, and I look forward to building upon the legacy of giving already established, both in Cincinnati and beyond.”

Marine has also held leadership roles in development at Cornell University, the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Steve Davis, president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s, said he is “thrilled” to welcome Marine to the organization.

“Sharon’s experience building world-class development teams and supporting mechanisms connecting donors to their passion in support of our organization will be a fantastic addition,” Davis said in a statement.

Adam Campbell (Erlanger Health)

Adam Campbell (Erlanger Health)

Erlanger Health names chief quality, patient safety officer

Adam Campbell has been named chief of quality and patient safety of Erlanger Health based in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Before joining Erlanger, Campbell was director of clinical improvement and analytics at the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Va. He also served as director of clinical policy and analytics at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

Campbell is also an associate professor at the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine at Chattanooga.

In a statement, Campbell said, “My commitment is unwavering: to relentlessly pursue excellence in healthcare delivery, to empower our dedicated teams to provide the safest and highest quality care to every patient, and to foster a culture where patient safety is not just a priority, but a way of life.”

“Together, we will shape a future where each step we take is a stride towards healthier tomorrows for all.”

Jim Coleman, Erlanger president and CEO, touted Campbell’s qualifications.

“He has been instrumental in streamlining various clinical processes, implementing evidence-based practices, and leading initiatives that have resulted in enhanced patient outcomes and increased satisfaction,” Coleman said.

Karen Farst (Arkansas Children's Hospital)

Karen Farst (Arkansas Children's Hospital)

Arkansas Children’s appoints new chief medical officer

Karen Farst has been promoted to senior vice president and chief medical officer for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

She was named after a national search that took months. She’ll move into her new role in the course of the fiscal year.

Farst leads the child maltreatment program at Arkansas Children’s, and she also serves as chief of medical staff. She was the first physician board-certified in child abuse pediatrics in the state of Arkansas.

“Dr. Farst is exceptional at building partnerships and adept at navigating some of the most challenging systems to ensure children’s safety and well-being,” Rick Barr, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of Arkansas Children’s, said in a statement.

“For the past 20 years, she has been the state’s leading advocate for the most vulnerable children, reducing trauma after trauma by building collaborations and partnerships that shine a light on the very dark subject of child abuse and neglect.”

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