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Yale New Haven Health names new president, and more | MED MOVES


Boston Medical Center appoints new leaders to inaugural positions, and other leaders take new roles.

Pamela Sutton-Wallace has been named the president of Yale New Haven Health.

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Pamela Sutton-Wallace

The organization announced the move on Feb. 20. Sutton-Wallace joined Yale New Haven Health in July 2022 as chief operating officer.

Since then, she has helped Yale New Haven expand access to care throughout Connecticut and is moving the organization into a broader role as an academic health system.

“Pam has proven herself as a visionary leader at our Health System and among her peers nationally,” Christopher O’Connor, CEO of Yale New Haven Health, said in a statement. “I truly appreciate her commitment to high quality and equitable care as well as her operational acumen.”

Sutton-Wallace serves on a number of boards, including Consensus Cloud Solutions, Inc., Carol Emmott Foundation, and Duke University School of Nursing Board of Visitors. She is an active member of the National Association of Health Services Executives.

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From left, Cindy Bo, Jesse Souweine, and Joy Brown.

Boston Medical Center makes key appointments

The Boston Medical Center Health System has appointed leaders to new roles, including some firsts for the organization.

Cindy Bo has been named the first chief strategy officer of Boston Medical Center. She most recently served as the senior vice president for strategy & business development of the Delaware Valley at Nemours Children’s Health. Bo also held consulting and leadership roles at Deloitte, Booz Allen, and Novartis AG and is an Aspen Institute Health Innovators Fellow.

Jesse Souweine was appointed as the system’s first chief transformation officer to lead the development and execution of key initiatives. She was most recently executive vice president and chief operating officer at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Joy Brown has been named the system’s senior vice president and chief digital information officer. She most recently served as the chief data officer at Verizon Media. Brown has held key positions at UnitedHealth Group, Vanguard, and General Electric.

HCA Midwest Health names CEO of medical center

John McDonald has been named CEO of Centerpoint Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health.

McDonald has been serving as CEO of Lee’s Summit Medical Center for five years, and he oversaw numerous growth initiatives.

Before joining HCA Midwest Health, McDonald served three years as COO of Corpus Christi Medical Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, part of HCA’s Gulf Coast Division. He also held several leadership roles for hospitals in Amarillo and Houston, Texas.

McDonald said he’s honored to join one of the leading hospitals in the Kansas City area.

“The physicians and staff at Centerpoint Medical Center are extraordinary in their skills in delivering high-quality and compassionate healthcare to patients, fulfilling our mission to care for the well-being of individuals through the power of advanced technologies and procedures,” McDonald said in a statement.

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Rady Children’s Hospital appoints head of pediatric endoscopy

Tom K. Lin has been named the medical director of pediatric interventional endoscopy at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego.

Lin has also been named the professor of clinical pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He will establish the first interventional endoscopy program at Rady Children’s.

He brings more than 21 years of experience. Previously, he spent 11 years at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He is also an active member of North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition.

Lin said he “couldn’t be more excited” to join Rady Children’s and UC San Diego.

"Historically, interventional endoscopy was designed for adult populations, including the necessary training and equipment used for these procedures," Lin said in a statement. "But as we know, children aren't simply small adults, and their care must reflect as such.”

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