By Matt Skoufalos
Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Toby Cosgrove is stepping down after nearly 13 years at the top of the nationally renowned health system. Cosgrove plans to vacate his post by the end of 2017, but has been invited to continue with the organization in an advisory role. Cosgrove helped the Cleveland Clinic grow into the largest employer in Ohio, with nearly $9 billion in annual revenues and a staff of more than 50,000. The search for his replacement is underway, and according to the organization, will result in the hiring of a practicing physician.
Richard S. Isaacs has been named executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) and president-CEO of Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAMPG) of Oakland, California. Isaacs succeeds Robert Pearl in both roles as well as co-CEO of the National Permanente Executive Committee of The Permanente Federation. He has served as physician in chief for the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center since 2005.
Richard S. Isaacs
Sutter Physician Services of Sacramento, California has made Jeremy Eaves its new CEO. Eaves joins the company from Baylor Scott & White Health, where he was SVP of Financial Operations; he also has been VP of Revenue Cycle Management at Baylor Health Care System, director of Revenue Cycle at Norman Regional Health System in Oklahoma, and a consultant at Stockamp & Associates, Inc.
As a result of its acquisition of the medical imaging business of PerkinElmer, Inc., of Santa Clara, California, Varex Imaging Corporation of Salt Lake City, Utah, has made Brian Giambattista SVP and GM of X-ray detectors for the company’s combined imaging detector business. Giambattista has been president of the PerkinElmer medical imaging business since 2008. Rick Colbeth, the former Varex GM of X-ray detectors, has been promoted to SVP of Engineering of its X-ray detector business.
The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Washington, D.C. has named DeAnn Aston Marshall its head of philanthropic efforts and development strategy. Marshall boasts two decades of experience in academic medical center leadership and administration, business development, marketing and public affairs, and government relations. She joins the organization from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she was SVP and chief development and marketing officer. Marshall’s career also includes 12 years as EVP and chief development officer at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation serving as executive vice president and chief development officer, and was also chief marketing communications officer for health sciences at the University of California, San Diego.
DeAnn Aston Marshall
Seattle Children’s Hospital has appointed Myra Gregorian SVP and Chief People Officer, effective July 24. Gregorian joins the hospital from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she was chief human resources officer. She has spent nearly 20 years in human resources, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Woodbury University.
Auxilio, Inc. of Mission Viejo, California has named Michael G. Mathews its COO; Mathews is also the co-founder, president and COO of Auxilio subsidiary CynergisTek. Prior to those responsibilities, he was the first CSO at Parkland Health and Hospital System, Master Security Architect for Exodus Communications, and Senior Network Engineer for TRW Space & Defense. Mathews holds a Ph.D. in chemical physics from Tulane University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and philosophy from Spring Hill College.
Michael G. Mathews
Tru-D Smart UVC of Memphis, Tennessee has named Ralph Taylor its new Director of Clinical Affairs. Taylor will be tasked with designing and implementing its infection reduction programs. He joins the company from Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Florida, where he was Director of Surgical Services, and has worked as a staff nurse in telemetry, Medical ICU, CVICU, CVOR, general OR, PACU and pre-op. Taylor holds an ADN from the University of Pikeville in Kentucky, a bachelor’s degree from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, and an MSN and MHA from Walden University.
Avelas Biosciences, Inc. of San Diego, California promoted its VP of clinical affairs, Steven Chen, to CMO. Chen was previously the chief of breast surgery at UC Davis Medical Center, maintains an active surgical oncology clinical practice in San Diego, and is the current president of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. Chen received his medical degree and completed general surgery and critical care residencies at the University of Michigan, and has an MBA from the University of Michigan.
PHI exchange ScanSTAT Technologies of Alpharetta, Georgia has made Matt Rohs its president. Rohs was previously EVP and GM for HealthPort Technologies, CFO for Information Services Associates, Inc., and has worked in the release of information industry for 25 years.
NetDiligence of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has named Vinny Sakore to its management team. Sakore was most recently HIPAA Security Officer for Verizon and a member of its Cyber Security Strategy and Risk team.