California Health Care Personnel News Update for June 2008
Heather Young, former head of a geriatric nursing center at Oregon Health and Science University School of Nursing, was named the first dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC-Davis.
The school is expected to begin accepting graduate students in the fall of 2009.
Young will have a salary of $350,000 (Dahlberg, Sacramento Bee, 6/21).
Eden Medical Center has selected Sidney Wanetick, a retired ob/gyn in Castro Valley, as its vice president of medical affairs. Eden Medical Center is part of the Sutter Health system.
Wanetick will work on recruiting physicians at Sutter Health hospitals and with older doctors on succession planning in the newly created position (Hogarth, East Bay Business Times, 5/23).
Matthew Abraham, president and CEO of St. Agnes Medical Center in Fresno, announced his resignation on June 17, effective immediately.
Abraham's resignation comes one month after the state closed the medical center's cardiac surgery unit for six days because of patient infections.
Michael Slubowski -- president of hospital and health networks for Trinity Health, St. Agnes' corporate owner -- said Abraham resigned "to pursue other opportunities" (Correa, Fresno Bee, 6/18).
Early in June, Bernadette Smith announced her resignation as president and CEO of Seton Medical Center in Daly City for unexplained personal reasons after eight years in the position.
The hospital hired Lorraine Auerbach, former president of Century City Doctors Hospital, as Smith's interim replacement (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 6/16).
Justine Honsinger, a nurse at Sutter Davis Hospital, has been named as the first nursing director for Sutter Roseville Medical Center's neonatal intensive care unit.
The neonatal ICU is expected to open in September (Campos, Sacramento Bee, 5/22).