MED MOVES: Baptist Health CFO plans to retire, and more

In other news, a veteran Baltimore hospital CEO says he's stepping down after 20 years, and other leaders take new roles.

Steve Oglesby, chief financial officer of Baptist Health, has said he plans to retire.

Oglesby, 60, has been serving as CFO since September 2016. He said he will retire Jan. 6, 2023.

He has been working with Baptist Health since 1993. Oglesby previously served as assistant vice president of finance and vice president of financial strategy and integration. Before joining Baptist Health, he held positions in Cincinnati and Dallas.

Baptist Health CEO Gerard Colman said Oglesby has set up the system for success. Baptist Health now has operating revenue of nearly $4 billion.

“Under Steve’s leadership, Baptist Health has successfully executed key strategies and demonstrated our ability to continuously strengthen our financial position while expanding access to our healthcare facilities,” Colman said in a statement.

Oglesby said he has relished his time at Baptist Health.

“I have been very blessed personally and professionally to work under incredible leaders over the course of my career at Baptist Health,” Oglesby said in a statement.

“The faith-based mission of caring for others is what drew me to healthcare and kept me involved as a servant leader to provide financial and business guidance to the clinicians who fulfill our mission to our patients. In this next phase of my life, I feel called to serve the Lord by helping others and to reconnect with the joy I find with my family and in teaching.”

Baltimore hospital CEO is stepping down

Sheldon Stein, president and CEO of Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, has announced his plans to retire.

Stein is the longest-serving chief executive in the hospital’s history. He has served as president and CEO for 20 years. He first joined the hospital in 1995 and held positions of vice president of patient care services and chief operating officer before moving to the top post.

When he first became CEO, the hospital had 151 workers and $20 million in net assets. Now, the system has 550 workers and $144 million in net assets.

The system has also added locations and services, including telehealth.

“It’s hard to put into words what this hospital means to me, but it has been an honor and a privilege to serve so many children from Baltimore and beyond alongside our committed staff,” Stein said in a statement.

“I’ve always seen myself as merely a facilitator to remove obstacles and provide resources so that our passionate team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and support staff can provide the best quality of care possible. My success would be nothing without the support of the entire MWPH community, whom I will miss dearly.”

Montana hospital appoints new chief medical officer

Bonnie Stephens has been named chief medical officer of Community Medical Center in Missoula, Montana.

Stephens is now overseeing all clinical care, and the organization said she will focus on patient safety, clinical quality and physician engagement.

She joined Community Medical Center in 2011 and soon became the medical director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She oversaw key projects suc as introducing 24/7 neonatal respiratory therapy and 24/7 in-house neonatal nurse practitioners to the care team.

She is also the medical director of the Child Development Center in Missoula and the Mother’s Milk Bank of Montana and serves on the board of the Ronald MacDonald House Charities of Western Montana.

Stephens continues to oversee clinical care in the NICU, and maintains her developmental behavioral pediatrics practice.

“I’m excited to join the leadership team at Community Medical Center and look forward to continuing to advance patient safety and clinical quality in our hospital,” she said in a statement. “My goal is to not only ensure that we are providing the highest quality care, but to help make every patient and loved one who enters our doors feel safe and well cared for.”

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health announces regional obstetric director

Ob Hospitalist Group hospitalist Wes Davis has been named Regional Obstetric Medical Director for Virginia Mason Franciscan Health’s women and children’s services line.

Davis is an OBHG market medical director and site director at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington.

In his new role as regional medical director, he will work with the Women’s and Children’s service line leadership team, section chiefs and stakeholders throughout the system. He will help develop and put in place obstetrical evidenced-based practices.

He will also serve as a member of the Women and Infants Executive Council for CommonSpirit Health.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to collaborate with the leading hospital system in the Pacific Northwest to ensure excellent patient care," Davis said in a statement.

"I am also grateful that OBHG enthusiastically supports our providers in seeking out ways to serve the community that extend beyond the walls of the hospitals where we work."