GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt has announced the appointment of Kieran Murphy as president and CEO of GE Healthcare.
Murphy is previous president and CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences. Murphy succeeds John Flannery who has been appointed CEO and chairman elect of GE.
Murphy, 54, was appointed CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences in September 2011. Since then, he has overseen significant revenue growth and geographic expansion of the molecular medicine business, which now accounts for more than $4 billion in annual sales with 11,000 employees in more than 100 countries.
Murphy joined GE Healthcare in 2008 from Whatman plc, a global supplier of filters and membranes for laboratory research, life sciences and medical diagnostic applications. He has over 20 years’ experience in the global life sciences and biotechnology industry, beginning his career with Janssen Pharmaceutical, a division of Johnson and Johnson, followed by leadership roles with Mallinckrodt, veterinary medicines provider Vericore, Novartis, Adprotech, ML Laboratories and Innovata plc. Having earned his bachelor’s degree in 1984 from University College, Dublin, he subsequently graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a master’s degree in market Save & Exit ing.
Mediware Information Systems of Lenexa, Kansas, has added Bill Miller as its CEO. Miller was most recently CEO of OptumInsight at the UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum, and succeeds outgoing CEO Kelly Mann.
Change Healthcare of Nashville, Tennessee named Samuel Allen Hamood as its executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective August 21. Hamood joined the company from TransUnion Corporation, where he has been executive vice president and chief financial officer since February 2008. He succeeds retiring executive vice president and chief financial officer Randy Giles.
Mach7 Technologies Inc. of Burlington, Vermont has added Michael Jackman as its new CEO. Jackman has spent nearly 30 years in the global healthcare IT business.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Eagan, Minnesota named Kurt C. Small its senior vice president and president of government markets. Small was most recently chief operating officer of Virginia Premier Health Plan in Richmond, Virginia and senior vice president of health plan operations for Highmark Inc.; he has also held government and commercial executive leadership positions at Aetna throughout a 15-year tenure there. Small has a MBA from Yale and a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary.
IsoRay Inc. of Richland, Washington named Mark Austin its controller of principal accounting and financial officer, effective July 24. Austin is a CPA who has spent more than eight years with KPMG, where he was most recently senior manager for financial statement and internal control audits within its technology sector.
HIMSS has appointed Harold Wolf III its president and CEO. Wolf, who joins the company from The Chartis Group, succeeds retiring president-CEO H. Stephen Lieber. Wolf has previously been senior vice president and chief operating officer of the Kaiser Permanente Federation, has worked as chief information officer for Quest Communications/USWest, and has spent four years with HIMSS.
ECRI Institute of Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, will replace outgoing President and CEO Jeffrey C. Lerner, who will retire at year’s end. Lerner joined the company in 1984 as its vice president for strategic planning; he became CEO in 2001. Global executive search firm Korn Ferry has been retained to find a successor.
Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) of Washington, D.C. has named Board Chairwoman Barbara McCann as interim president-CEO to replace the resigning Karen Collishaw. McCann, who has served on the CHAP board since 2013, will leave her position with Interim HealthCare Inc., where she spent 20 years in executive leadership.
Adventist University of Health Sciences of Orlando, Florida has promoted provost Edwin Hernández to president upon the retirement of founding president David Greenlaw on July 31.
Dennis W. Pullin has been named president and chief executive officer of the Virtua health care system of Marlton, New Jersey. Pullin will succeed Virtua’s 22-year president, Richard P. Miller, in fall 2017. Miller has been Virtua president-CEO since its formation in 1997.
Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, California announced its board of directors for the planned Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, which will open in 2019. Holly J. Humphrey, dean of medical education at the University of Chicago, will chair the board, joined by directors Ronald L. Copeland, Patrick T. Courneya, Imelda Dacones, Edward Ellison, Mary Hentges, Peter Lee, Sharon Levine, Julie Miller-Phipps, Valerie Montgomery Rice, Gilbert Salinas, Maria Salinas and Anne Wojcicki.
Valley Presbyterian Hospital of Van Nuys, California has named Janice Klostermeier its new senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Klostermeier joins the hospital from Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where she was executive vice president and chief financial officer. She has a master’s degree in health services administration from Southwest University in New Orleans, is a CPA, and a fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (FACHE).
Huntington Hospital of Pasadena, California has added Lori Morgan as its president and CEO, effective September 2017. Morgan was most recently corporate vice president of Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon, and president of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, its largest hospital. She succeeds current president and CEO Stephen A. Ralph.
Carolinas HealthCare System of Charlotte, North Carolina has named H. Stacy Nicholson president of the children’s service line for the health care system as well as the Sara H. Bissell and Howard C. Bissell Endowed Chair in Pediatrics. Nicholson’s career includes a stint as physician in chief at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and faculty positions at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC). He is a pediatric oncologist with an undergraduate degree from Furman University, a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and a master’s degree in public health from George Washington University.