Jonathan E. Watkins, MPA, FACHE, has been named chief executive officer of Broward Health Imperial Point (BHIP).
Watkins will be responsible for the overall leadership of the 200-bed acute care hospital, which offers medical-surgical inpatient care, behavioral health services and a wide variety of outpatient services. He will also direct BHIP’s overall administration and related regional operations to assure quality patient care and service in collaboration with Broward Health’s executive team.
“Jonathan is a dynamic leader and a strategic thinker who brings years of senior healthcare administration experience to Broward Health Imperial Point,” said Broward Health President/CEO Beverly Capasso. “We are thrilled that he’s joining our leadership team and I’m confident that he will lead BHIP’s continued success.”
With more than 10 years of combined healthcare administration and general management experience, Watkins most recently served as chief operating officer at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals & Health Plan in California’s Central Valley area, where he facilitated, directed and coordinated operational activities and programs related to the day-to-day operations of three hospitals. Prior to that, he served as vice president of clinical operations/chief operating officer of Medical North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., where he was responsible for leading, developing and executing key business strategies, as well as directing and administering day-to-day operations.
Watkins holds a master’s degree in public administration with a certification in health administration, as well as a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and planning from Tennessee State University. He is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He was named the 2013 National Association of Health Services Executives Young Healthcare Executive of the Year and is past president of the Memphis chapter of the National Association of Health Service Executives.
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Iredell Health System is pleased to welcome Dennis Campbell II, MS, RN as Assistant Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services. In his new role, Campbell will work to shape nursing practice and to ensure a high quality of care for Iredell Health System patients. He joins the nursing leadership team headed by Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services, Becky Quate, DNP, RN.
Campbell began his nursing career in critical care and most recently served as the Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer for Behavioral Sciences for Cone Health in Greensboro. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing and his Master of Science of Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is also a Certified Professional in Health Care Quality and holds his Nursing Executive, Advanced certification from the American Nurse Credentialing Center. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in nursing practice.
Campbell says he looks forward to being part of Iredell Health System’s mission to Inspire Wellbeing — Together.
“The Iredell Health System mission is one I can get behind and celebrate,” said Campbell.“My inspiration comes from the trust that people put in us as nurses to be there for them at the most vulnerable times in their lives.”
Ronnie Ursin, DNP, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, has been named President and CEO of Jennersville Hospital in West Grove, Pa. He will begin today, January 2.
Ursin joins Tower Health from Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, La., where he has worked as Chief Nursing Officer since December 2015. In that position, he has been executive and operations leader for Patient Care Services, including Emergency Services, Surgical Services, Cardiology, ICU, Progressive Care, Medical- Surgical, Skilled Nursing, Women’s Center, Pharmacy, Respiratory, Inpatient Dialysis, Wound Care, Sleep Center, Environmental Services and Dietary.
Prior to his work at Northern Louisiana Medical Center, Ursin was a Division Director, Medical, at Reading Hospital from September 2013 to December 2015. A member of the nurse executive team, he was responsible for operations and delivery of patient care for the Medical, Stroke, Cardiac, Pulmonary, Geriatrics and Oncology departments.
During his career, he also has held positions as Senior Director, Nursing, at Providence Hospital – Ascension Health in Washington, DC; Nursing Director, Pulmonary, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC; Clinical Director for Inpatient Services at Opelousas General Health System in Opelousas, La.; and Department Director, Acute Medical, at Suburban Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, in Bethesda, Md. He also served as a staff nurse, Acute Medical, at Suburban Hospital.
Ursin’s degrees include a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance from Hood College in Frederick, Md.; a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus in Executive Leadership from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio; a Master of Science with a focus in Health Services Leadership and Management and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, both from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Md.; and a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Public Health – Administration from Dillard University in New Orleans, La.
Tower Health is happy to welcome him back to the team.
Clinton Fields, immediate past NAHSE Parliamentarian, is now the Group Facility Administrator for DaVita Kidney Care in the Tampa Florida region. In this new role, Clinton provides operational oversight of existing and new DaVita clinics. Prior to this, he was the Department of Surgery’s Clinical Operations Director at Washington University School of Medicine. Clinton also currently serves as the program advisory committee member for North Central University’s Health Administration programs.
Clinton started working in healthcare as an ambulatory aide at Cook County Hospital in Chicago at the age of 16. After completing a B.S. in Biology at Saint Xavier University, Clinton was led to join the Chicago Police Department where he served as a patrolmen, gang investigator, and FBI violent crimes task force officer for over a decade. During this time he received an MBA from Saint Xavier University and a MS from University of Chicago.
Clinton, a committed NAHSE member, identified other healthcare leaders in Kansas City while he served as an Associate Administrator and Clinical Operations Coordinator at Truman Medical Centers. These leaders shared a common goal, which led to the culmination of the Kansas City Regional Chapter.
SeniorWell, a mobile healthcare company delivering on-site podiatry, optometry, dentistry, and audiology services to seniors residing in long-term nursing facilities across the Midwest, announced the hiring of Sherri Peavy, MBA, BSN, RN as Chief Operating Officer.
As SeniorWell’s new Chief Operating Officer, Peavy will increase operational efficiencies to better serve SeniorWell’s employees and patients. Peavy is a lifelong native of Chicago and has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She will bring to SeniorWell an extensive expertise in business development, patient program development, physician relations, professional and technical staffing, clinical operations and strategic planning.
“My goal is to strengthen an already wonderful culture at SeniorWell, by developing strong teams that work efficiently together to deliver the best service to our clients,” said Sherri Peavy, SeniorWell COO. “Hiring top talent, rewarding strong performers, and developing organizational discipline throughout departments are all priorities.”
“We are thrilled to add Sherri Peavy to our growing executive team,” said John Moroney, SeniorWell CEO. “Her breadth of experience working with nationally ranked academic medical centers and interacting regularly with physicians and senior leadership to drive significant operational-focused results and enhancements are few of the many reasons she’s a great fit for this role.”
NorthShore University HealthSystem announced leadership appointments at three of its four hospitals as it focuses on organizational alignment to better position itself in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. The three leaders – Jesse Peterson Hall, named as President of NorthShore Glenbrook Hospital; Gabrielle Cummings, promoted to President of NorthShore Highland Park Hospital; and Dave Rahija, promoted to President of NorthShore Hospital – bring nearly four decades of combined leadership experience at NorthShore to their new roles.
“The appointments of Jesse, Gabrielle and Dave are in keeping with our strong track record at NorthShore of cultivating talent and promoting from within the organization,” said NorthShore President and CEO J.P. Gallagher. “I’m confident that their knowledge and depth of experience will help us further advance NorthShore into a best-in-class integrated healthcare system.”
These moves are part of a broader realignment at NorthShore designed to harness the organization’s talent and promote integration across the system’s four hospitals and among its physicians, other staff and overall operations. They are reflective of the ongoing transformation in the healthcare industry and a demonstration of NorthShore being proactive in pushing change to position the organization for continued success.