Probo Medical Acquires Mount International United Services

Probo Medical, a global provider of medical imaging equipment, parts, repair and service, has acquired Mount International United Services Ltd (MIUS). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

In Memoriam | Anne Granum

“The HTM community lost another wonderful human being,” the LinkedIn post read.

Canon Medical’s AI-Powered, Premium Large Bore CT Receives FDA Clearance

Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. has received FDA clearance for the Aquilion Exceed LB CT system, giving clinicians the opportunity to see more during radiation therapy planning for accuracy, precision and speed.

FDA Clears MULTIX Impact C Ceiling-Mounted DR System

Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the MULTIX Impact C ceiling-mounted digital radiography (DR) system as well as the MULTIX Impact VA20, a new version of the established floor-mounted parent DR system.

People on the Move – August 13, 2019

By Matt Skoufalos


Community Hospital Corporation of Plano, Texas will see its supply chain leader, Tony Ybarra, retire from that position. Ybarra will continue as SVP of CHC Supply Trust, the supply chain services arm of Community Hospital Corporation, and CHC Consulting, until his retirement date: October 31, 2019. Prior to joining CHC in 2007, Ybarra managed a corporate materials management department that serviced surgical hospitals and surgery centers nationwide.


The Rockville, Maryland-based CNSI added John Nixon as SVP, Senior Account Executive & Corporate Strategy. Most recently, Nixon was director of the Michigan state Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB). He also was the Utah state budget director under Governors Jon Huntsman and Gary Herbert, and has previously been VP for Administrative Services for the University of Utah.


Kelly Savoca

The Baltimore, Maryland-based Sheppard Pratt Health System named Kelly Savoca its new VP and CFO. Savoca was most recently CFO for Mosaic Community Services, which is part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System. Previously, she worked in wealth management and accounting at Legg Mason. Savoca holds an MBA from the University of Baltimore.


The Irving, Texas-based NorthStar Anesthesia named Brian Woods its president of Clinical Services, Josh Lumbley its National Chief Quality Officer, James Roberts its National Chief Medical Officer, and Wendy Odell National Chief Anesthetist Officer. NorthStar also named Joel Tompkins its president of client services, Ashwini Kotwal its COO and CFO, and Dennis Shin Chief Growth Officer.


Woods joined NorthStar in 2007, and was most recently its National Chief Medical Officer. Lumbley most recently was SVP of Physician Services and Chief Medical Officer for the NorthStar North Division. Robert previously was SVP of Physician Services and Chief Medical Officer for NorthStar South Division; Odell most recently was SVP of NorthStar Anesthesia and Chief Anesthetist Officer for NorthStar South Division.


Tompkins was most recently NorthStar’s Chief Client Officer, Kotwal is a CPA with 20 years of healthcare operations and revenue cycle experience, and Shin is a 25-year adviser to healthcare executive and senior healthcare professionals.


Confirm BioSciences of San Diego, California named Scott Dickinson VP of strategic sales, and Chris Gulsvig VP of enterprise sales. Dickinson was VP of market development at VeriScreen, and has been VP of business development at Emerge Diagnostics and eScreen. Gulsvig was most recently VP of sales at DTIB, and has held various positions at Alere Inc., most recently as senior manager of commercial development, until the company’s acquisition by Abbott Laboratories in October 2017.


The Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health named Dean Scarborough, former chairman and CEO of Avery Dennison Corporation, and John Weiland, former Vice-Chairman, President, and COO of C.R. Bard, to its Board of Directors, effective September 1. Scarborough spent 35 years with Avery Dennison in various executive roles, including as Chairman of the Board, CEO, President, and COO. He currently serves on the board of Graphic Packaging Company, and previously served on the board of Mattel. Weiland was most recently president and COO of C.R. Bard from 2003 until his retirement in 2017, when Bard was acquired by Becton, Dickinson and Company. Before joining Bard in 1996, Weiland was SVP of the North America Group for Dentsply International, and was president and CEO of Pharmacia Diagnostics. Weiland also serves on the board of Celgene Corporation, and previously served on the boards of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. and C.R. Bard.


Tivity Health, Inc. of Nashville, Tennessee named Daniel G. Tully to its board of directors. Tully is the co-founder and managing director at Altaris Capital Partners.


Suja Chandrasekaran

The Chicago, Illinois-based CommonSpirit Health named Suja Chandrasekaran its first Senior EVP and Chief Information and Digital Officer (CIDO). Chandrasekaran most recently worked at Kimberly-Clark Corporation; her experience includes IT leadership roles at Walmart Inc., Nestle S.A., and The Timberland Company. She holds a master’s in business systems from Monash University, Australia.


Mark Friedberg

The Boston-based Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts named Mark Friedberg its SVP of performance measurement and improvement. Friedberg is a practicing general internist in primary care, and a part-time assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Friedberg previously worked at the RAND Corporation; he holds an MD and a master’s degree in public policy, both from Harvard.


Eli Lilly of Indianapolis, Indiana will see Darren Carroll, SVP of corporate business development, retire this month after 22 years with the company. Carroll has led Lilly’s corporate business development organization for nearly a decade.

SVP and treasurer Phil Johnson will assume additional duties, overseeing the company’s merger and acquisition activity, while Heather Wasserman has been promoted to VP of corporate business development. Furthermore, Levi Garraway resigned as SVP of oncology research and early phase development, and will be replaced in the interim by Josh Bilenker, CEO of Lilly subsidiary Loxo Oncology, and Frank Cunningham has been promoted to SVP of managed healthcare services.


eHealth, Inc. of Santa Clara, California named Dale B. Wolf  to its board of directors. Since 2017, Wolf has been chairman of the board for Molina Healthcare; he previously was president and CEO of DBW Healthcare, Inc., has been Executive Chairman of Correctional Healthcare Companies, and CEO of Coventry Health Care.


Caregiver, Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas has added Jaime Grider as an Area Director.


Grider was formerly area director for Daybreak Community Services, D&S Community Services, Educare/Rescare, and Progressive Life of North Texas.


Armando E. Colombo

Sheppard Pratt Health System EVP and COO Armando E. Colombo will become president and CEO of The Menninger Clinic in Houston, Texas. Colombo will remain at Sheppard Pratt through August 30 and begins his new role at Menninger September 16. Colombo joined Sheppard Pratt in 2017 from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was CEO of Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital and interim CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital.


The San Francisco, California-based Responsible Telemedicine named Amyn Hirani to its board of advisors. Hirani has worked in medicine for more than a decade; he is affiliated with multiple hospitals, including WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital, in Atlanta, Georgia.


Kimberly Haugstad

Global Genes of Aliso Viejo, California added Kimberly Haugstad as its CEO. Most recently, Haugstad was CEO and president of the Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA).


David Fryrear

Astellas of Northbrook, Illinois named David Fryrear its SVP and head of Clinical and Research Quality Assurance. Fryrear previously held senior leadership roles at AbbVie and Eli Lilly. He has a master’s degree in pharmaceutical science from Butler University.


John P. Hart

The Nashville, Tennessee-based Promises Behavioral Health named John P. Hart as its CFO. Hart has been SVP, CFO, and treasurer at National Surgical Healthcare, SVP of Finance at Surgery Partners, and Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at NovaMed.


The Princeton, New Jersey-based healtheo360 added Greg Byam as VP of Business Development. Byam began his career with Wyeth Pharmaceutical (now Pfizer), and continued with Reed Elsevier across point of care, HCP, and Managed Markets.


David Robins

West Cancer Center of Memphis, Tennessee will open its Pathology Histology Laboratory with a team led by David Robins, an M.D. Anderson-trained pathologist with 30 years of experience.


ZOOM+Care of Portland, Oregon named Kyle Dean its CFO. Dean was previously CFO at the Portland Bottling Company.


David I. Sternberg

The Detroit, Michigan-based Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute added thoracic surgeon David I. Sternberg to its medical team. Sternberg previously worked at the Beaumont Hospital Farmington Hills and Henry Ford Health System, as well as other health care facilities.


The Towaco, New Jersey-based RTI Inc. named Ed Rappel its U.S. Area Sales Manager and added Larissa Oliveira as a product specialist. Rappel formerly managed a multi-state territory for CIVCO, and has represented Nucletron.

Oliveira completed her Post-Doctorate in Radioprotection and Dosimetry at the Institute of Radiation Protection and Dosimetry (IRD/CNEN), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.




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