MED MOVES: New President at Mount Sinai, Sutter Health CEO to Retire, and More

Mount Sinai has a new president, as does The US Oncology Network; WellSpan appoints its first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer, Sutter Health’s CEO is retiring in 2022, and more executive moves.

Mount Sinai Announces New President

Margaret Pastuszko, MBA, has been appointed president and chief operating officer. She will lead the operation of the health system by establishing and achieving short- and long-term objectives.

Pastuszko joined Mount Sinai in 2000 as director of strategic planning and implementation at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Most recently she was executive vice president, chief operating officer, and chief strategy officer.

The US Oncology Network Names New President

Jason Hammonds has been named the new president of The US Oncology Network (The Network). Hammonds has been with The Network for 13 years in a variety of leadership roles. Before being named president, he was senior vice president of Texas Oncology, a member of The Network.

The Network is an organization helping 1,400 independent physicians delivery cancer care close to home.

WellSpan Creates Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Position

Kimberly Brister will be the first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer at WellSpan. She has also been promoted to vice president. Although formally appointed to the position, Brister has led diversity and inclusion efforts at WellSpan since 2019 in the position of senior director of talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion.

Sutter Health CEO Retiring

Sarah Krevans has announced that she will step down from her position at president and CEO of Sutter Health System and retire in early 2022. She has been CEO of Sutter Health for five years and was the first female to lead the organization when she was named to the position in 2016.

Previously, Krevans was Sutter’s chief operation officer and the regional executive officer and president of the Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region. Sutter is conducting a national search for the next CEO and is considering internal and external candidates.

St. Jude Names CMIO

Shannon Davis, MD, has been appointed by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the new chief medical information officer (CMIO). In this position she will oversee the launch of the hospital’s new electronic health record, as well as the hospital’s efforts to enhance patient care.

Dean is a pediatrician who served as CMIO for six years at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, where she incorporated health IT into the institution’s strategic efforts. She was also medial director if inpatient informatics for five years at UW Health.

New Chief Nursing Officer at UMMC

The University of Maryland Medica Center (UMMC) has named Karen Doyle, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, to the position of senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer. Doyle has 35 years of nursing experience, including 15 years leading key emergency nursing, care management and patient experience at UMMC.

Doyle was most recently the senior vice president of nursing and operations at UMMC’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, which serves more than 7,500 critically ill and severely injured patients annually.