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As of May 1, 2015

William Mason '71 is President Emeritus of Baptist Health System in Jacksonville, Florida. 

Paul Ramey '71 formed a for-profit service company in 1986 as an entrepreneur within a non-profit for which he was Executive Director. The non-profit provided group contracting services to hospitals while the for-profit provided similar services to K-12 school districts, camps, conference centers and long term care facilities. In 1995, Paul purchased the for-profit division and resigned from the non-profit. By 2013, they had grown to national market dominance. In April 2014, Paul sold the company to an investor who also owned three other similar service companies specializing in similar services for restaurants in casinos. After the sale closed, he was retained as CEO. Because of the substantial resources of the investors, Paul and his associates have been able to accelerate growth four fold over the past 12 months and look forward to ongoing future growth. 

After 36 years in health care administration, Scott Bosch '79 retired in August 2014. He is enjoying retirement with his wife, Gail, and traveling and seeing his children on a regular basis. 

David Keith '83 has been named President and CEO of McAlester Regional Health Center, a 171-bed public trust hospital serving the health care needs of Southeastern Oklahoma. McAlester Regional is located in Pittsburg County, one of the most economically challenged counties in Oklahoma. David joined McAlester Regional Medical Center in 2011 and aggressively turned the hospital to profitability by engaging the community and achieving dramatic improvements to customer service and quality. Prior to joining McAlester Regional, David was the COO of Kern Medical Center, a large tertiary academic medical center in Bakersfield, California. David came to Kern Medical Center from Providence Alaska Medical Center, where he served as Assistant Administrator. In his first year at McAlester Regional, David strategically transformed the hospital, adding a new Family Medicine Residency Program, achieving Stroke Certification, becoming a Diabetes Center of Excellence and partnering with the local Health Department to improve and serve the greater needs of Southeastern Oklahoma. In recognition of his efforts at McAlester Regional, David was awarded in 2012 Rural Administrator of the Year by the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma, and in 2013, Oklahoma's Most Admired CEO for a non-profit by The Journal Record. 

In January of 2015, after 43 years working in health care administration, Richard (Dick) Rau '83 retired as President and CEO of Clement Manor Inc. He resides in Greenfield, Wisconsin. Because of some voluntary board appointments, his email will remain as richard.rau [at] bhshealth.org at the current time. 

Dean Holland '84 is Executive Chairman of Jordan Health Services, one of the nation's largest and most diversified home health care organizations serving Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. In addition, Dean is Founder and President of Morrland Holdings, a diversified holding company with majority or sole interests in small market ($3MM - $20MM revenues) companies spanning health care, light manufacturing, IT/Networking solutions, software development, and natural gas exploration and production. 

Tim Gibbons '85 plans to collaborate with the new Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland. He will continue with his efforts in Medical Tourism and looks forward to always supporting Trinity HCAD, especially with an alumni or student event in Cleveland. He adds that "the year in Germany was excellent, but it is wonderful to be returning to the USA." To learn more about Tim's work, go to http://www.theglobalcenter.com/

Lou Lazatin '85 has been appointed Administrator of Shriners Hospitals for Children -- Southern California. Lou has an extensive background and wealth of experience as a health care executive with various health care organizations and most recently as the Adviser and Board Director at Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health (CSSIAH) - a medical research organization. While at CSSIAH, Lou was instrumental in the development of the senior management team and significantly improved revenue. Prior to CSSIAH, Lou was the President & Chief Executive Officer for the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System's, St. John's Health Center/John Wayne Cancer Institute and St. John's Health Center Foundation of Santa Monica. 

Brent Magers '90, CEO of Texas Tech Physicians, has been elected Chair of the board of TeamChoice - a provider network offering the services of private family care and specialty physicians, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Physician Network Services, University Medical Center, Lubbock Heart Hospital, NorthStar Surgical Center, and Grace Clinic. 

 

Mike Lieb '92 has been appointed Regional Vice President/Director of Practice Management of HealthTech Management Services. HealthTech, formerly Brim Healthcare, provides consulting education and management services to sole community, rural, district and critical access hospitals all across the country. 

Scott Manis '94 has been appointed Division Vice President-Regional Outreach of HCA North Texas. 

Rich Powers BA '92, MS-HCAD '95 is Vice President of Provider Management of Humana Inc. in Denver, Colorado. In the March 27, 2015 edition of The New York Times, Rich was quoted representing Humana in the article named "Company Thinks It Has Answer for Lower Health Costs: Customer Service." 

Michael Schimming, Sr. '95 has been named the Regional Director of Financial Services at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston and Houston. He started working there in August 2014. 

Monica Vargas-Mahar '98 has been selected to receive the 2014 National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives (NFLHE) Leadership Award. The NFLHE is a national organization led by senior executive health care leaders in the U.S. Each year the organization recognizes top health care executives and this year the NFLHE Leadership Award selection committee unanimously selected Monica for exhibiting strong and impactful leadership within the health care community, serving as a leader not only in her work life, but within her community as well. Monica currently serves as CEO for Sierra Medical Center, a 349-bed acute care hospital. She has previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Providence Memorial Hospital, Providence Children's Hospital and Sierra Providence East Medical Center. Monica was named as a 2012's Up & Comers by Modern Healthcare Magazine. 

Jim Bohnsack BS '97, MS-HCAD '99 is Vice President, Solution & Corporate Development for Conifer Health Solutions in Frisco, Texas. Jim now has responsibility for the Solution Development function which includes leadership of strategy and implementation of service offerings. 

 

 

In the 18 months since Parker Templeton '02 has assumed the roles of President and CEO of Iberia Medical Center, the hospital has been recognized for excellence in patient care, for patient experience for women, as a top hospital in Louisiana and made the annual list of "100 SafeCare Hospitals." In addition, Parker has earned recognition in Becker's Hospital Review, which named him a "Rising Star" in hospital administration, the only Louisianan on the list. Prior to his current position, Parker served as an Assistant Administrator at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur, Illinois. He returned to his native Louisiana, where he served as CEO at the 22-bed Franklin Foundation Hospital in St. Mary Parish. Parker has earned the Rising Young Business Leader award from the Junior Achievement of Acadiana Business Hall of Fame 2015. He received his award May 6 in an event at The Victorian in Broussard. 

Sally Deitch '03 has been named Sierra Providence Health Network CEO in El Paso. It serves as El Paso's largest hospital network including Sierra Medical Center and Providence Memorial Hospital. Sally is a native El Pasoan and former nurse who has risen in the ranks of the hospital network's executive leadership. Tenet Healthcare is the hospitals' parent company. Sally led the expansion of the Sierra Providence East Medical Center and last year began overseeing Tenet's new projects in El Paso, including a new hospital in Northwest El Paso and a $10 million project for a stand-alone emergency room center in Horizon City. 

 

Charles Laird '03 has been named Chief Executive Officer of Menorah Medical Center, a part of HCA Midwest Health. Charles recently took the reins on May 4. Charles comes to the Kansas City area from Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, also part of HCA, in Webster, Texas, where he has been Chief Operating Officer. Before working at Clear Lake, Charles was Chief Operating Officer at West Houston Medical Center, also part of HCA.

Michael Roussos '03 has been named HCA Mainland Medical Center's (MMC) Chief Executive Officer. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Corpus Christi Medical Center (CCMC), a five campus hospital system. Michael has held various leadership roles for the past 12 years within HCA. He has worked in the HCA Gulf Coast Division since June 2007. 

 

Eric Reichle '04 has been recently promoted to Executive Director & Vice President, Operations for HCA International in London. 

Lee Hughes '06 has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations at NewLight Healthcare based in Austin, Texas. 

Karim Kaissi '07 was interviewed as a featured spotlight in the Winter 2015 newsletter named Executive Connection of North Texas ACHE chapter. The full article is on page 13 of the newsletter. Karim is Senior Director of Accountable Care Operations, as part of the Population Health center, at Texas Health Resources. He is responsible for leading the operations and execution of THR's strategy of aligning payment models with care redesign towards value-based care and the triple aim (lower cost, higher quality, and improved experience). 
 

Sarah Bass '08 is Health System Specialist, Office of the Director at the VA San Diego Healthcare System in San Diego, California. 

Jonathan Guerard '08 is Assistant Chief, Human Resources at the VA San Diego Healthcare System in San Diego, California. 

Matthew van Leeuwe '09 joined Abilene Regional Medical Center in August 2014 as the new Chief Operating Officer. 

 

 

 

Jen Taylor Baker BS '08, MS-HCAD '10 relocated to Anchorage, Alaska and was promoted to Master Black Belt of Operational Excellence for Providence Health & Services Alaska. 

 

 

Kevin Scoggin '10 has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at HCA Summerville Medical Center (SMC) in Charleston, South Carolina. Trident Health is a 407-bed HCA hospital system comprised of two acute care hospitals - Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center - as well as two free standing emergency departments - Centre Pointe Emergency and Moncks Corner Medical Center. Kevin comes to SMC from HCA's Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, Texas where since 2012, he served as Associate Chief Operating Officer. 

Andre Storey '12 was promoted in August 2014 to Regional Vice President Ancillary Services for CHRISTUS Health Southwestern Louisiana. 

 

 

 

 

 

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