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MED MOVES: Yale New Haven CEO Retires After 43 Years With Organization, MSK Has a New Chief Nurse Executive, and More


Yale New Haven Health's CEO is retiring after 43 years with the organization, Memorial Sloan Kettering has a new chief nurse executive after two decades and more executive moves and appointments.

USC Health System Names Permanent CEO

Rodney Hanners has been named the permanent CEO of Keck Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) and CEO and president of USC Health System after serving as interim CEO since June 2020. He will oversee two acute care hospitals, a community hospital, and more than 40 outpatient facilities.

Hanners joined Keck Medicine in 2015 from the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

New CFO of Pardee UNC Health Care

Pardee UNC Health Care announced Brett English is the new chief financial officer when he joins the organization October 11, 2021. English is currently the division financial executive for Spartanburg Regional Health Services District in South Carolina, where he is responsible for all financial operations for the health system.

English has decades of experience in financial operations.

Dignity Health CEO to Retire

The CEO of Dignity Health’s southwest division, Linda Hunt, will retire January 2022 after 51 years in healthcare service. Hunt has been with Dignity Health since 1998 and has led the southwest division since 2009. She oversaw 11 hospitals in Arizona and Nevada.

Before joining Dignity Health, Hunt served in leadership roles at the University of Colorado Health Sciences and Regis university in Denver. A national search is being conducted to find Hunt’s successor.

Banner Health Identifies New COO

Amy Perry will join Banner Health as president and chief operating officer on November 1, succeeding Becky Kuhn, who will retire on November 3. Perry is currently at Atlantic Health System in New Jersey, which includes more than 400 sites of care. She served as executive vice president of integrated care delivery and CEO of the hospital division.

Kuhn announced her retirement in April 2021. She has been with Banner Health for 20 years in various leadership roles, including the inaugural CEO of Banner Gateway Medical Center, which opened in 2007.

Yale New Haven CEO Retiring

Marna Borgstom, the CEO of Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) will retire March 25, 2022. Her entire 43-year career was spent with the organization from her first job as an administrative fellow at the Yale New Haven Hospital. In 1994 she was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer for the hospital and in 2005 she became the CEO of the hospital and YNHHS.

Borgstom will be succeeded by Christopher O’Connor, the current president of YNHHS. He was named to the position in August 2020. Previously, he was president and CEO of the Hospital of Saint Raphael prior to its integration with Yale New Haven Hospital.

New Chief Nurse Executive at MSK

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) has announced Tracy Gosselin, PhD, RN, will be senior vice president, chief nurse executive and chair of nursing after Elizabeth McCormick retires. Gosselin is the current chief nursing and patient care services officer at Duke University Hospital.

McCormick is retiring after more than two decades as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at MSK.

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