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MED MOVES: Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis Names New CEO, Cincinnati Children’s Announces New COO, and More


Broadlawns Medical Center and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health both name new chief nursing officers, and more executive moves.

Christopher Cosby Will Lead Tenet Healthcare’s Memphis Market

Christopher “Chris” Cosby has been named CEO of Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis and Tenet Healthcare’s Memphis, Tenn., market, which includes Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. The move was announced Nov. 1.

Cosby possesses more than 20 years of leadership experience. For the past five years, he served as the CEO of Poinciana Medical Center in Orlando, Fla., where he oversaw a major expansion of the emergency department. He has spent a decade as a CEO with HCA Healthcare.

New COO at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Evaline Alessandrini, MD, has been named chief operating officer of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She will succeed Steve Davis, who will become president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s on Nov. 22.

Alessandrini is currently the chief medical officer, interim chief operations officer and executive vice president for UC Health, which is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She previously worked as a pediatrician at Cincinnati Children’s for more than eight years.

Aroh Named Chief Nursing Officer at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Dianne Aroh, RN, has been named the new senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health in Seattle, Wash. She took the post on Nov. 1.

Most recently, she served as the executive vice president, chief clinical and patient care officer of Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey since 2006.

Broadlawns Medical Center Appoints Chief Nursing Officer

Lance Schmitt, RN, BNS, MBA, has been appointed chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He will have oversight of all nursing operations. The move was announced Nov. 4.

Schmitt joined Broadlawns in 2013 as the director of surgical services and intensive care and was promoted to the role of acute inpatient care administrator in 2017. He previously served as the clinical supervisor of surgical services and the intensive and coronary care units for Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.

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