MED MOVES: Banner Makes Colorado Hire; Temple Health Buys Cancer Facility

A West Penn veteran moves to Colorado; Northwell elevates two human resources pros.

Andro Joins Banner Health. Ronald Andro, currently a senior health executive for West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been named chief executive officer for Banner Health’s operations in Northern Colorado. He begins work at Banner on April 12. Andro began his career in nursing before gaining experience in conflict resolution and administration in a series of positions in Chicago, Lebanon, N.H.; and Joliet, Ill.. More recently, Andro served as vice president of operations at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, senior vice president and chief operating officer at the University of Maryland and Washington Medical Center in Baltimore; and chief operating officer at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He has served as President and CEO of West Penn Hospital for more than five years. During his tenure at West Penn, the hospital was named a Watson Top 100 Hospital in 2019 and 2020, a three-time Magnet designee from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Leapfrog A designee from the Leapfrog group.

Promotions at Northwell Health. Maxine Carrington has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer, and Joe Moscola, PA, has been named to a new role of executive vice president of enterprise management for Northwell Health. The New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based health system is New York state’s largest health system and private employer, whose 76,000 employees care for about 8 million New Yorkers. Carrington was previously deputy chief human resources officer and was responsible for the design and implementation of Northwell strategic initiatives related to employee experience, career and performance development, change management, workforce diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and compensation. She started at Northwell as a labor relations manager followed by executive leadership roles at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Queens and Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. She takes over the role previously held by Moscola, whose expanded role now includes human resources, information technology, facilities and construction, real estate, and shared services administration. As chief human resources officer, launched Northwell Career Experience, which helps team members learn, grow and thrive in the organization. He also led the human resources team’s pandemic response, which focused on the workforce needs of the organization as well as the emotional, psychological and physical well-being of staff. His efforts saw the health system named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2020.

Temple shifts course on cancer facilities. Temple University Health System is buying the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) location in Philadelphia, according to a report in The Philadelphia Inquirer. No price was disclosed. The move represents a shift in strategy for Temple Health, which had been set to unload the Fox Chase Cancer Center to Thomas Jefferson last year. However, that sale fell through amid the pandemic. Now, Temple Health officials are seeking the CTCA facility to pursue a strategy of more fully integrating clinical care into Temple, using spaces that were described as much newer than those at Fox Chase. The purchase will also allow Temple Health to replace some office space lost in a fire, Michael A. Young, president and chief executive of Temple University Health System, told the Inquirer. Temple Health will convert the CTCA location from a for-profit to a non-profit.