Executives on the Move 2012—Week 1

John Commins, January 9, 2012

Healthcare continues to lead the nation in job growth, accounting for nearly for nearly one in five new jobs in the overall economy, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. Hospitals created 9,800 new jobs in December, and 89,100 jobs in 2011, finishing a strong year for job growth that saw 314,700 payroll additions in 2011.  Here are some notable executive moves this week:

ELIZABETHTON, KY: Prather named CMO of Baptist Healthcare System

ST. LOUIS: Howard named president/CEO of SSM Health Care—St. Louis

SPRINGFIELD, MO: CoxHealth announces new leadership

DALLAS: Parkland names new CNO

MONTGOMERY: Jackson Hospital CEO Henderson takes FL job

OLATHE, KS: Olathe Health System hires new CIO

TALLAHASSEE: Wethington leaves CRMC for Texas job

John Commins

John Commins is a senior editor at HealthLeaders Media.

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