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Rocklon B. "Rocky" Chapin to president and chief executive of Benedictine Health System, Duluth, Minn., from Benedictine senior vice president, business development and strategic planning.

Terrence P. Kessler to president and chief executive of Sisters of Charity Health System of Cleveland, from interim president and chief executive.
St. Louis-based Ascension Health has made these changes: Jean Meyer to president and chief executive, St. John Providence Health System, Warren, Mich., from interim president and chief executive; and Jonathan S. Nalli to chief executive of St. Vincent Health, Indianapolis, from chief executive of Porter Health Care System, Valparaiso, Ind. Also, Mark Taylor will retire as president and chief executive of Columbia St. Mary's of Milwaukee, June 30.
San Francisco-based Dignity Health has made these changes: Brian G. Brannman to vice president of the Dignity Health Nevada service area and president and chief executive of the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Siena campus, from chief executive of University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. Brannman replaces Rod Davis. Brannman is the designated successor to Davis' current position of senior vice president of operations for Dignity Health Nevada — Brannman is slated to assume the role when Davis retires late this year. And Bruce Peters to president and chief executive of Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield, Calif., overseeing Mercy Hospital Downtown and Mercy Hospital Southwest. Peters was vice president and chief operating officer for Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and chief strategy officer for Dignity Health Central Valley. He replaces Russell Judd, who resigned.
SSM Health Care has made these changes: Damond Boatwright to regional president and chief executive of hospital operations for SSM Health Care of Wisconsin, Madison, from chief executive of Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan. Ellis Hawkins to president of SSM St. Clare Health Center, Fenton, Mo., from senior vice president and chief operating officer, Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, Mo. Dr. Stewart Watson to president and chief executive of Dean Clinic, Madison, Wis., from president and chief executive of Ministry Medical Group, Weston, Wis. James Stratton to regional vice president of finance/chief financial officer for SSM Health Care, Mid-Missouri Region, Jefferson City, Mo.

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