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MED MOVES: A New CEO at Adventist Health, While Kindred Healthcare’s CEO Is Set to Depart and More


Kindred Healthcare’s CEO is set to depart when LifePoint Health completes its acquisition and other executive moves.

Dukes Names COO

Duke University Health System (DUHS) announced Craig Albanese, MD, is the new executive vice president and chief operating officer. He will start the role on Jan. 17, 2022. In this role, Albanese will oversee the timely execution of DUHS goals and strategic priorities.

Albanese joins DUHS from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he serves as group senior vice president and chief medical officer. Previously, he held senior leadership positions at Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco.

Henry Ford Names Chief Nursing Officer

Eric Wallis, DNP, MSA, RN, NE-BC, FACHE, will serve as the next senior vice president and chief nursing officer of the Henry Ford Health System, effective Dec. 1, 2021. Wallis was selected after an extensive national search and is the current president of the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Previously, he has held leadership positions at the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center and Ohio State University Medical Center.

He will replace Barbara Rossmann, RN, who was serving as chief nursing officer of the system as well as president of the Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. She will remain in her position as president.

New CEO for Adventist Health

Kerry Henrich, JD, will be the next CEO of Adventist Health after serving for seven years on the board. He will be replacing Scott Reiner, who announced in July that he was resigning. The transition will be completed by 2022.

Previously, Henrich served as CEO for more than seven years at the Seventh-day Adventist Loma Linda University Medical Center, Children's Hospital and Behavioral Medicine Center.

Kindred Healthcare CEO to Depart

When Kindred Healthcare completes its sale to LifePoint Health, CEO Benjamin A. Breier will depart. His departure is conditioned upon the close of the transaction. Breier joined Kindred in 2012 as president and chief operating officer and became CEO in 2015.

The two organizations announced June 2021 that they entered into a definitive agreement for LifePoint to acquire Kindred.

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