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Health System Management • December 2016

6 WWW.HEALTHSYSTEMMGMT.COM IN THE NEWS HEALTH SYSTEM MANAGEMENT | DECEMBER | 2016 China. The agreement features research collaboration, including sharing of a tissue bank; exchange of faculty, students and residents; and possible cancer patient referrals to the Buffet Center. This marks the second agreement for the Buffet Cancer Center in China, joining a pact with the Tianjin Cancer Hospital, the largest cancer hospital in China with 2,500 beds. JFK HEALTH, HACKENSACK MERIDIAN HEALTH — Edison, N.J.-based JFK Medical Center and Hackensack Meridian Health signed a Letter of Intent to explore an affiliation. This transaction would align with its not-for-profit mission and support investments in new programs, services and technology. “JFK and Hackensack Meridian Health share a common mission to provide the best care in a compassionate, patient-focused environment,” said Robert C. Garrett, co-CEO, Hackensack Meridian Health. “We look forward to working with JFK Health on integrating its strengths with those of Hackensack Meridian Health.” WCA HOSPITAL, UPMC — Jamestown, N.Y.- based WCA Hospital integrated into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) network this month, becoming the first hospital outside of Pennsylvania to integrate with UPMC. Renamed UPMC Chautauqua WCA, the facility will operate as an acute-care community hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency department services to the Chautauqua County region. As part of the agreement, UPMC will invest at least $25 million over the next 10 years to support WCA’s mission as well as relieve WCA’s debt and cover its pension obligations. UNMC, HUBEI CANCER HOSPITAL — Omaha-based University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) signed an agreement for its Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center to become sister institutions with Hubei Cancer Hospital, a 1,600- bed cancer hospital in Hubei Province in Central ON THE MOVE JAMES N. WEINSTEIN — James N. Weinstein, MD, CEO and president of Lebanon, N.H.-based Dartmouth-Hitchcock and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system, will retire at the end of his term, June 30, 2017. Prior to his current roles, Weinstein served as president of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic, director of The Dartmouth Institute and the inaugural chair of the Department of Orthopaedics. A search committee of the board will oversee the hiring and leadership transition process. TAMARA . JACKSON — Tamara (Tami) L. Jackson, DNP, FACHE, was named vice president and CNO at Atlanta-based Piedmont Athens Regional. Jackson will leave her current position as the system CNO at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Ga., and assume her new role on Jan. 3, 2017. She currently holds certifications in both the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. BRAD SLAGLE — Brad Slagle, COO of the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans in Marquette, Mich., was named interim CEO of Lansing, Mich.- based Michigan Veteran Health System (MVHS). Slagle became interim CEO following the departure of CEO Leslie Shanlian, who left to take a position in the private sector. MVHS is an integrated healthcare system providing quality residential, long-term health care to veterans of all eras through Michigan’s two state veterans homes, Jacobetti and the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. ELIZABETH M. DATNER — Elizabeth M. Datner, MD, FACEP, was appointed chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Philadelphia based Einstein Healthcare Network. Datner spent the majority of her career at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System, where she served as an attending emergency physician, associate residency director, medical director, and vice chair of clinical operations for the Department of Emergency Medicine. MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS


Health System Management • December 2016
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