MED MOVES: University Hospitals names president for Cleveland Medical Center, and more

CoxHealth gets a new CEO, Scripps Health selects a new chief financial officer, and more leaders are announced.

Stathis Antoniades has been named the new president of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

He will begin the new role May 16. Antoniades has served as chief operating officer for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, Mass. He joined Lahey in 2013 and was elevated to COO in 2017.

He’ll report to Eric Beck, president and chief operating officer of UH.

“Stathis comes to UH with a breadth of experience and leadership in the overall and service line operations within a large academic medical center,” Beck said in a statement. “He is well prepared to guide UH Cleveland Medical Center to achieve its full potential as one of the nation’s leading teaching and research hospitals.”

CoxHealth chooses new president and CEO

Max Buetow will be the next president and chief executive officer of CoxHealth in Missouri.

He’ll begin serving in the new rule in June 2022. He will succeed Steve Edwards, who is retiring at the end of May. Edwards has served as CEO since 2012.

Buetow currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He formerly served as vice president of Cox Medical Group.

“I am committed to leading with integrity, humility, and compassion, putting the interests of our patients and organization before my own,” Buetow said in a statement.

“I will seek the wisdom of others and encourage open debate. I will focus on creating clear expectations and a culture of accountability, always holding myself and our team to the highest standard. Ultimately, we will bring together our individual talents and energies to produce exceptional results for those who need us the most.”

Scripps Health selects new chief financial officer

Brett Tande has been named corporate senior vice president and chief financial officer of Scripps Health.

He began the new role March 28 and he is leading financial planning, corporate finance, and hospital and ambulatory financial operations. He is succeeding Richard Rothberger, who will retire May 6 after 20 years at Scripps.

Previously, Tande worked at Cottage Health in Santa Barbara, California, where he was senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer since 2016.

Tande also held lead finance roles at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago and Cadence Health in Winfield, Illinois. He also specialized in non-profit health care practices as an executive director at Morgan Stanley.

“I am both honored and humbled to (be) part of one of the country’s pre-eminent providers of health care, and I look forward to contributing to Scripps and to the furtherance of its mission,” Tande said in a statement.

CipherHealth announces chief customer officer

Summer Brown has been named the new chief customer officer for CipherHealth, a patient engagement company based in New York.

Brown has more than 15 years of experience in operations and customer success roles.

She joins CipherHealth after working as vice president of customer success at Feedtrail, a healthcare experience management platform. She was credited with improving customer satisfaction and helping boost annual revenue.

“I couldn’t be joining CipherHealth at a better time,” Brown said in a news release. “Hospitals and health systems are facing an ever-changing slate of challenges—shrinking pools of staff members and job applicants, wider ranges of care modalities and channels, and a patient population that’s increasingly consumer-minded and ready to shop around for the best, most convenient care.

“CipherHealth’s evolving platform is an invaluable tool to help solve for all of those problems—and I can’t wait to get started in supporting our customers through that journey.”

Catholic Health names new chief digital officer

Michael Mainiero has been named Catholic Health’s new senior vice president and chief digital and information officer.

Catholic Health said Mainiero will help transform the system’s digital strategy, including ways to enhance the digital experience for patients, consumers and employees.

Mainiero has spent more than two decades at NYU Langone Health, most recently serving as its senior director for digital strategy and innovation.

"Digital technology is an essential medium for patient/provider engagement, ultimately supporting better patient outcomes,” Mainiero said in a statement. “We are excited to enhance the digital experience for the community served by our health system.”

Catholic Health President & CEO Patrick M. O’Shaughnessy said technology is critical in the delivery of healthcare.

“Under Michael’s leadership, we will continue investing in digital health platforms without losing sight of the compassionate and personalized care we provide our patients," he said.

Maven Clinic announces director of health equity

Dawn Godbolt has been named the director of health equity at Maven Clinic, a virtual clinic for women and family health.

She has helped craft federal legislation focused on health equity. She helped draft the Health Equity Accountability Acts of 2018 and 2020, the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021, and the COVID-19 Safe Birthing Act.

Before joining Maven, Godbolt worked with the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she helped develop a reproductive justice framework into the maternal health portfolio.

Her previous work examined health disparities in neighborhoods and the ties between stereotypes, religion and obesity.

Godbolt has served as a member of the National Quality Forum’s Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Committee; the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Ariadne Lab’s Advisory Board for the Cities Challenge; the Equitable Maternal Health Coalition Steering Committee; and on the March of Dimes-Health and Human Services Quality Improvement Advisory Team.