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Parkridge Health System Hires John Baldwin, Market Associate Administrator And Co-Ethics And Compliance Officer

Parkridge Health System hired John Baldwin as market associate administrator and co-ethics and compliance officer. Working closely with Tom Ozburn, Parkridge Health president and CEO, Mr. Baldwin has administrative oversight and responsibility for support services – which include environmental services, food and nutrition services, plant operations, security and the chaplaincy program – at Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge West Hospital. Mr. Baldwin also oversees construction projects across the six-facility health system.

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Shomari White has recently accepted the position of Associate Vice President of Foundation Operations for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Shomari White has recently accepted the position of Associate Vice President of Foundation Operations for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  In this role Shomari will serve as the one the Foundation’s principal thought leaders, with a focus on enhancing internal systems, processes and reporting in ways that support an institution-wide culture of philanthropy and continued evolution of CHOP’s charitable brand. Shomari will also lead the expansion of Concierge Services from solely supporting CHOP’s main campus to providing support to CHOP sites on a regional scale and supporting strategies to successfully close the comprehensive campaign and to foster the ongoing, sustainable expansion and impact of CHOP’s fundraising efforts.


Prior to his arrival to CHOP, Shomari White served as the Associate Vice President of Foundation Business Operations for Children’s Hospital Foundation in Washington, DC where he managed the Foundation’s $25M budget and Verizon where we he served in several senior management roles in finance and data reconciliation, and won numerous management awards for leading the top sales and service call centers in the Verizon Potomac region.

Herbert Buchanan will become senior vice president and ROO for AMITA Health South Region

Herbert worked most recently as a healthcare consultant after previously serving as president and CEO of Methodist and University Hospitals in Indianapolis, where he was responsible for all phases of strategy and operations. With 800 beds and 500 beds, respectively, the two hospitals comprise the 1,300-bed Academic Medical Center of Indiana University Health System. Herbert earlier was CEO of Howard University Hospital, which provides tertiary health-care services in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He also served as COO of University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore; vice president, operations, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago; and vice president, operations and process improvement, with Huntsville Hospital System in Huntsville, Alabama. He began his health-care career as a consultant in the health-care services division of Hamilton/KSA in Fairfax, Virginia.

ALTON (A.J.) BROOKS, JR. named  Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 40 under Forty honoree

The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named its 2018 40 under Forty honorees and NAHSE Atlanta’s very own Alton (A.J.) Brooks, Jr. was selected.



A.J. and the newly chosen award winners will be celebrated at an evening awards event Thursday, November 8th at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.



A.J. is the previous Past-President for NAHSE ATL and currently serves as the Assistant Vice President of Operations (Surgery Division) at WellStar Health System.



Read the full article from the ABC and a special Q&A segment with A.J. here.

Bill Manns will serve as the new president of two Saint Joseph Mercy Health System hospitals

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System announced that Bill Manns, currently president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in Grand Rapids, will serve as the new president of two Saint Joseph Mercy Health System hospitals: St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.  Manns will transition to his new role in October once interim leadership is established at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.


Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is a sister hospital of St. Joe’s, part of a statewide health system created last fall when the Trinity Health-owned health systems of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in southeast Michigan and Mercy Health in west Michigan combined their two systems to create a strong, people-centered care delivery network across Michigan.  


“As one of the top health systems in the country, Trinity Health is fortunate to have high quality leaders committed to advancing our healing mission,” said Rob Casalou, president and CEO, Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.  “We looked within our existing ranks for a new hospital president, and interviewed several outstanding candidates. In the end, Bill’s qualities as an accomplished, dynamic and collegial leader with an impressive track record for results make him an ideal choice to lead St. Joe’s Ann Arbor and Livingston.”


St. Joe’s Ann Arbor is a 537-bed academic teaching hospital and tertiary care center that is in the midst of a $24-million Cancer Center renovation and expansion project. St. Joe’s Livingston is a 136-bed community hospital with many growing services including robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, new Breast Imaging Center in Brighton and innovative short stay unit providing overnight care for outpatient procedures. In 2017, both hospitals were named to Truven’s elite Everest Award winners for achieving the highest levels of sustained performance over five years.


“I’m looking forward to bringing my experience leading strategy in west Michigan now to the Ann Arbor and Livingston markets,” said Manns.  “This kind of synergy is an example of how we are building a strong statewide system that is truly integrated with enhanced resources and clinical capabilities that we can more easily implement across the state.”

Rashard Johnson named as President of Advocate Trinity and South Suburban Hospitals

Advocate Aurora Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Rashard Johnson as president of Advocate Trinity and Advocate South Suburban Hospitals effective September 24, 2018.


Rashard has a proven track record of operations leadership within the health care field. He has held leadership positions at numerous health care systems and has an exceptional ability to lead strategic planning and growth initiatives.


“Rashard’s background provides him with a diverse skill set that has helped him build high-performing teams that are both innovative and inclusive,”

said Rich Heim, executive vice president of the South Chicagoland region. “He is an accomplished leader with extensive operations, service line and community relations experience who will continue to advance results at Trinity and South Suburban Hospitals.”


He joins Advocate Aurora Health after serving for three years as vice president of operations and chief operating officer for CHI St. Luke’s Health – The Woodlands, Lakeside, and Springwoods Village Hospitals in the greater Houston, Texas area, where he oversaw support and ancillary services such as diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, plant operations, clinical engineering, environmental services, food services, outpatient clinics, and four free standing emergency departments.


Prior to CHI St. Luke’s, Rashard served for five years as the assistant vice president of support services for UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics in Dallas, TX. His work focused on providing leadership for the support services division of Clements University Hospital and University Hospital Zale Lipshy, comprising 640 beds and 16 clinics.


Rashard earned a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Central Florida. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Greater Houston March of Dimes, The Woodlands Family YMCA, and the Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce.