Friday, October 21, 2011

Client News: TMF Announces New Senior VP And Chief Marketing Officer

Officials with Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics announced the appointment of Darin Szilagyi, FACHE as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Szilagyi is responsible for Business Development and System Marketing.

Previously, he served as Assistant Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston and in similar capacities For AT&T Wireless, Primeco PCS and Halliburton.

Szilagyi received his Master of Business Administration with highest honors from Texas Christian University and his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Texas.

He is a fellow of The American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of the American Hospital Association Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development, American Marketing Association-Houston Chapter, and American Marketing Association Healthcare SIG.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Client News: Tenet Announces Des Peres Hospital Appoints New Hospital CEO

John A. Grah, FACHE
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) today announced that Des Peres Hospital has appointed John A. Grah as its chief executive officer, effective October 24, 2011.  Grah previously served as chief operating officer of Providence Memorial Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Providence in El Paso, TX.  As CEO, Grah will oversee strategic, operational and clinical activities for the 143-bed acute care hospital located in St. Louis, MO.
"During his tenure at Providence, John has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities and a true vision for growing the hospital," said Robert L. Smith, senior vice president of operations for Tenet's Central States Region. "His extensive experience in hospital operations will ensure Des Peres Hospital will continue to provide high-quality care to the patients in our community, and we are confident that he will be a strong addition to the leadership team."
Since Grah joined Tenet in 2009, he has overseen numerous expansion projects, including implementation of outpatient rehabilitation programs for Sierra Providence Health Network and establishing the first pediatric emergency department in El Paso.  In addition, he oversaw the successful acquisition of Insight Imaging in El Paso and Las Cruces, NM.
Prior to serving as chief operating officer at Providence, Grah served as managing principal with Chip Caldwell and Associattes, where he led a number of engagements with both individual hospitals and hospital systems.  He served as system vice president at Scripps Health and as chief excecutive officer of Scripps Chula Vista Hospital in California.  He also served as chief executive officer at several hospitals with the Appalachian Regional Healthcare, which is based in Lexington, KY.
Grah earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri in St. Louis and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Saint Louis University. He also holds and executive juris doctorate degree from Concord Law School.  Grah is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Client News: Trinity Mother Frances Announces Executive Appointments

The Trinity Mother Frances Health System Board of Directors announced the appointments of Steven P. Keuer, MD as President and Chief Medical Officer and Gifford V. Eckhout, Jr., MD, MBA as Executive Vice President / Chief of Anesthesia. Both physicians have served in their respective roles on an interim basis following Dr. David Teegarden's retirement in April. Dr. Keuer previously served as Executive Vice President. Dr. Eckhout has served for many years as a Trinity Clinic physician and in other physician advisory positions.

Dr. Keuer, an Internal Medicine physician at Trinity Clinic, is a native of Houston, Texas. Dr. Keuer received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and is certified as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. His responsibilities include President and Chief Medical Officer of Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Chair of the System Quality and Safety Committee, Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Clinical Pastoral Education, and Chair of the Chiefs of Service Committee at Trinity Mother Frances.

Gifford V. Eckhout, Jr., MD, MBA, is a native of Denver. He has and will continue to serve as the head of Trinity Clinic Anesthesia. He received his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland and his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is certified in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Anesthesiology and was named a Certified Physician Executive by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management. Dr. Eckhout is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American College of Physician Executives and Texas Society of Anesthesiologists.

"With the appointments of Steve and Gifford, the Board wishes to affirm our commitment to the vital role that strong physician leadership plays in our organization and in our future. They bring a strong vote of confidence from the members of the Trinity Clinic and the System Board and round out our highly effective veteran leadership team," said Preston Smith, Chairman of the Trinity Mother Frances Health System Board.

Drs. Keuer and Eckhout complete the executive team of Trinity Mother Frances that also includes Lindsey Bradley, FACHE, President/CEO-TMFHS and Ray Thompson, FACHE, Executive Vice President/COO-TMFHS.

"The identity of great organizations is often measured by the success of the organization during a transition of executive leadership," said Roger N. Fowler, MD, Chairman of the Trinity Clinic Board of Directors. "I completely agree with their selection and am very proud to have Drs. Keuer and Eckhout as our leaders. I look forward to their expanded roles within our organization."