Toshiba Medical of Tustin, California has named Dan Skyba director of its Ultrasound Business Unit. Skyba joined the company from SuperSonic Imagine, where he had been director of product management and global director of product marketing and education; he also held various positions at Philips in ultrasound software launching and development.

Brian Poplin

InterMed of Alachua, Florida has added Brian Poplin, President-CEO of Elior North America to its board of directors. Poplin has also been President and CEO of both the former TrustHouse Services Group and of Medical Staffing Network. He is a USAF veteran and certified biomed who also holds a master’s of science in business management and a doctorate in health administration and policy from the Medical University of South Carolina.

HCA Gulf Coast Division of Houston, Texas has named Barrett K. Blackmon its regional vice president of oncology services. Blackmon joins the company from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he was chief administrator for surgical oncology. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds an MBA from Texas Woman’s University in Houston.

Kingwood Medical Center (KMC) of Kingwood, Texas, has named Mujtaba Ali-Khan its Chief Medical Officer. Ali-Khan joined KMB last year as head of clinical and quality services at HCA affiliated hospitals Kingwood Medical Center and Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC), and transitioned into the KMC Chief Medical Officer role full-time while CRMC searches for its own Chief Medical Officer.

Mujtaba Ali-Khan

Precision Image Analysis of Kirkland, Washington has named Christian Teague its VP Strategic Relationships. Teague is a 20-year radiology professional who has worked in research positions at UCLA Medical Center, and who co-founded RadCore Labs in 2009.

William F. McKeon

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) of Houston, Texas promoted EVP and Chief Strategy and Operating Officer William F. McKeon to President, CEO, and a member of its board of directors. McKeon has worked in leadership positions at DuPont, Stanford University Medical Center, US Oncology and Medtronic. General Counsel and EVP of Planning and Development Shawn W. Cloonan has been named TMC’s COO. Cloonan had been a public finance lawyer for Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP.

Varian Medical Systems of Palo Alto, California, named Gary E. Bischoping Jr. its CFO, replacing the retiring Elisha W. Finney. Finny spent 29 years with the company, 18 as its first CFO. Bischoping, who was previously CFO of Client Solutions at Dell Technologies, will join the company on May 8, 2017. His career has included management roles in financial planning and analysis, risk management, and commercial financing at Dell, and financial management consulting for Stern Stewart & Company, Xerox and the SK Group.

Terumo Cardiovascular (CV) Group of Elkton, Maryland named Robert DeRyke its President-CEO following the retirement of long-time President-CEO Mark Sutter. DeRyke was promoted from the president of its electromechanical systems division, having joined Terumo in 2012 as VP of corporate quality, and has more than 25 years of experience with Baxter Healthcare, Hospira and Thermo-Fisher Scientific.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California has promoted senior executive CJ Bhalla to SVP and CFO. Bhalla joined Kaiser Permanente in 2006, and was eventually promoted to CFO of its national information technology unit and VP of national financial performance and planning. Bhalla’s career includes a senior vice presidency at Charles Schwab & Co. and senior management positions at Household International Inc.

CJ Bhalla