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Trinity Health names leader of west region, and more | MED MOVES


A longtime California hospital leader announces retirement plans, and other leaders are appointed to new posts.

David McFadyen has been named the president and chief executive officer of Trinity Health’s West Region.

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David McFadyen

McFadyen will begin his role on July 1. He succeeds Odette C. Bolano, who announced her retirement effective June 30.

He will oversee five hospitals and associated medical groups in California, Idaho and Oregon. The five hospitals have a total of more than 9,700 employees and more than 1,000 total beds. He will also oversee Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, with 76 locations, and Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance.

Ben Carter, chief operating officer for Trinity Health, hailed McFadyen’s qualifications. "His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to advance our mission and care for patients in the communities we serve,” Carter said in a statement.

McFadyen will oversee these hospitals: Saint Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, California, a hospital with 436 beds; Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, which has 415 beds; Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho (106 beds); Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, Oregon (94 beds); and a critical Care access hospital in Baker City, Oregon (21 beds).

McFadyen joined the Saint Alphonsus Health System in 2020, when he became president of Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise.

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Dr. Steven Packer

Montage Health CEO plans to retire

Dr. Steven Packer has spent a quarter century as president and CEO of Montage Health, and now he’s announced plans to retire.

Packer says he is planning to step away in the spring of 2025. He began leading the organization, based in Monterey, California, in January 1999.

“It has been a genuine privilege to serve this wonderful community that my family calls home. I have been honored to work with such an amazing team of dedicated and skilled physicians, nurses, staff, volunteers, and Boards of Trustees. I am so proud of our collective efforts to provide extraordinary care to our community,” Packer said in a statement.

Packer is credited with expanding the hospital, including a project that added 120 new patient rooms, the development of a breast cancer center, and an outpatient center, along with the creation of Montage Medical Group. In addition, Montage has opened three urgent care clinics and a new youth mental health program.

“We are grateful for the extraordinary growth we have seen under Dr. Packer’s leadership,” said Bill Warner, chair of the Montage Health board of trustees.

A national search is underway to find Packer’s successor.

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Susie Posner-Jones

Boston Medical Center appoints top development officer

Susie Posner-Jones has been appointed vice president and chief development officer of Boston Medical Center.

Posner-Jones has more than20 years of experience in development leadership positions, the medical center said. She previously served as the chief development officer at Cambridge Health Alliance.

She also was the network director of philanthropy and population health at the University of Vermont Health Network, and she worked at the Champlain Housing Trust, a nonprofit organization in Vermont.

“I’m honored to join BMC and support its mission as an equity-led academic medical center, reimagining how we deliver healthcare to our communities,” Posner-Jones said in a news release. “I’m also excited to work with our philanthropic partners and board, who make BMC’s innovative work and commitment to equity possible through their generosity.”

Anthony Hollenberg, president of Boston Medical Center, pointed to Posner-Jones’ “exemplary record of success in donor engagement.”

“She will elevate BMC’s nationally recognized care by deepening donor relationships and executing innovative fundraising strategies to support the expansion of patient services and hospital infrastructure,” Hollenberg said in a statement.

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Mike Cafasso

CommonSpirit Health leader now managing 2 hospitals

Mike Cafasso has been leading one of CommonSpirit Health’s Colorado hospitals for years, and now he is managing a second hospital as well.

Cafasso has been CEO of St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo since February 2018. He has also been serving as interim CEO for St. Thomas More Hospital in Canon City for nearly a year, and now he’ll shed the “interim” label. He began serving CEO of both hospitals beginning June 23.

CommonSpirit hailed Cafasso as a “a compassionate, employee-first leader.”

“Mike understands the unique challenges that face our communities in Southern Colorado and has continued to find opportunities to expand services, recruit top-tier providers and meet the needs of the community through our prescription food program and community garden,” CommonSpirit said in a statement.

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