Welcome to Chutes & Ladders this week, our roundup of hires, layoffs and retirements across the industry. Please submit good or bad news from your store, and we’ll post it here at the end of each week.
Scott reiner, CEO of Adventist health, will move away from the faith-based health care provider at the end of the year to build a family foundation for global health and wellness, the system announced late last week.
Reiner began her career as a registered nurse at Adventist Health Glendale. He rose through the ranks to serve as president and CEO of the hospital before assuming the roles of COO and eventually CEO for the larger 24-hospital system.
During his roughly seven years at the wheel, Reiner oversaw the expansion into six new communities, guided a strategic transition away from a purely hospitable business, and created a new operational framework for the entire system.
Reiner has said he will continue to work in the system until the end of 2021. The healthcare system has not announced any plans for his replacement.
Edouard Liu joined online appointment booking and the healthcare market Zocdoc as the new CFO.
He comes from a 21-year stint with Morgan Stanley, where he most recently served as Director of Americas Technology Banking. During his tenure, he advised executive clients and led more than 150 transactions in IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, equity, private capital increases and more.
Liu has also held positions at McKinsey & Company and Patricof & Co. Ventures.
At Zocdoc, he will oversee the company’s financial operations and support its expansion efforts.
Marie Boosalis, President and CEO of Premier Health, plans to withdraw from the healthcare system towards the end of the first quarter of 2022.
Boosalis began her three-and-a-half-decade career as an intensive care nurse before gradually moving into managerial positions. She was appointed President and CEO of Miami Volley Hospital in 2006, COO of Premier Health in 2011 and assumed leadership roles in 2017.
Along with the COVID-19 storm, Boosalis’ tenure has been marked by partnerships with community organizations and other partner physicians, major campus expansions, and the decision to close the former Good Samaritan Hospital.
The Prime Minister’s board has said it will conduct a national search for a replacement.
Steve cook joined Omada health, a digital chronic disease management company, as CFO.
He previously worked at One Medical as Vice President and Head of Strategic Finance. There, he helped the growing company secure a $ 350 million funding round, complete an IPO, and acquire Iora Health. Prior to joining the primary care company, Cook held a position with Salesforce’s strategic finance team.
Cook will oversee Omada’s financial planning and report directly to CEO Sean Duffy.
> Thirty Madison, a direct-to-consumer digital health company offering telehealth services and online prescriptions, added Medical Group President Oscar Neil Parikh, MD, as the new President of Medical Services. The company also brings Helene Kotchoubey as responsible for expansion and empowerment and Jose aponte as vice president of launch.
> University of Iowa Healthcare named Marc Henrich as interim CEO, effective August 7.
> Transformation capital, a venture capital firm focused on digital health, added Robin mercer as director of portfolio operations, Akanksha Mehta as a senior partner and Jessie Wu as a partner.
> Union County Hospital CEO Jim Farris will retire at the end of October.
> Humana promoted Sue schick to the Chairman of its Group, Military and Specialty activities, as of September 1.
> Zipari, creator of a consumer experience platform for health insurance, named Shawn kearl and Richard juknavorian as the new Director of Revenue and Director of Product, respectively.
> etectRx, a digital health company offering an adherence solution to ingestible drugs, has appointed Erif Buffkin as the next president and chief executive officer.
> Fauquier Health CEO Chad Melton withdraws on August 27.
> Eko, a digital cardiopulmonary health company, has appointed Renee Gaeta as CFO.
> The Prairies Lakes health system tapped Paul Macek, who resigned from his post on the system’s board, to be its interim CEO.
> West Virginia University Health System named Michael grace as the new administrative director.
> Curebase, a decentralized clinical trials company, called on Paul donnelly as senior vice president of corporate strategy.
> Hymn added former Premier CEO Susan Dodson DeVore to its board of directors.
> Buddi IA, an AI provider for healthcare, has expanded its leadership team with the addition of Vipul Kashyap as head of clinical informatics, Shankar Saibabu as chief operating officer and Jeff Nussbaum as Director of Revenue.
> Inspire named Kimberly talley as Vice President of Patient Care Services for Inspira Vineland and Elmer Medical Centers, Inspira Bridgeton Health Center and the Inpatient Behavioral Health Program at Inspira Woodbury Health Center.
> The Missouri Hospital Association selected Jon D. Doolittle as the next President and CEO, starting at the end of October.