Movers & Shakers: Mercy Health Network CEO to Retire in 2017

Montecito Medical Adds Vice President of Accounting

Brentwood, Tennessee-based Montecito Medical Real Estate, a privately held owner of medical office buildings, recently hired Harold Clawson as vice president of accounting and analytics, according to the Nashville Post.

In his new role, Clawson is expected to work with Montecito leadership on complex financial modeling associated with property acquisitions and investor relations.

Clawson previously served as e-gateMatrix’s manager of contract sourcing, financial controller for HMSHost and as senior financial analyst for Kroll Background America.

“Mr. Clawson has brought us a wealth of experience in precise forecasting and budgeting, and we’re thrilled to add his analytics expertise to our corporate finance team,” Montecito Medical CFO Paul Sandler said in a press release.

Since it was established 11 years ago, Montecito Medical has purchased about $1.2 billion of medical office properties.

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Names CEO

Tom Neal was recently named CEO of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea, West Virginia, according to The Associated Press.

Neal, who spent over a decade in leadership roles at Hilton Head Hospital in South Carolina, will officially become CEO on Dec. 5.

Mercy Health Network CEO to Retire in 2017

Mercy Health Network President and CEO David Vellinga recently announced he plans to retire in 2017, the Business Record reported. Veilinga has served as Mercy Health Network’s CEO since August 2000.

Mercy Health Network is a joint operating venture between two of the biggest Catholic, not-for-profit health organizations in the country: Novi, Michigan-based Trinity Health and Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). Mercy Health Network is made up of 42 hospitals, more than 200 clinics and several other facilities and services across Iowa, western Illinois and eastern Nebraska. The network and its affiliates employ more than 17,000 people, including about 900 doctors and advanced practice clinicians.

Vellinga, 66, is also a senior executive with Trinity Health and CHI.

Executive search firm Witt-Kiefer has been hired to assist in the recruitment of Vellinga’s successor. A specific date for the transition has not been chosen.

Written by Mary Kate Nelson