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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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Healthy Learners 25th anniversary celebration
In 2017, Healthy Learners is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a reception to be hosted in Columbia, South Carolina. This event is by invitation only. To learn more, please contact Joanne Jackson at
8/30/2017 - 8/30/2017 »

The Big, Big, Really Big Toy Box Early Childhood Resource Center Fundraiser
The Early Childhood Resource Center is hosting an afternoon of family fun Sunday, September 24 at The Big, Big, REALLY BIG Toy Box fundraiser, which transforms the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts into a giant toy box. Children (ages 1-8) and their families can see their favorite characters come to life in the toy parade, and also participate in exciting family activities and interactive experiences.
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CARITAS: A Celebration of St. Vincent Charity in Cleveland
Join St. Vincent Charity in the fight against addiction at its annual CARITAS fundraising event. This year's proceeds will be dedicated to the expansion of addiction treatment services at Rosary Hall.
10/13/2017 - 10/13/2017 »

Mercy Medical Center Harvest Ball
Mercy Service League's signature fundraising event, the Harvest Ball, is Saturday, October 21, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center with an evening of excitement, elegance and music—the area’s only gala featuring no auction, no wallet, and no program. Guests will be treated to an elaborate five-course gourmet dining experience, complimentary cocktails, full-service bar, delicious dessert confections and dancing.
10/21/2017 - 10/21/2017 »

Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament
The 18th Annual Healthy Learners Champions for Children Golf Tournament in Memory of George Younginer is October 25, 2017, at the Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina. Join Healthy Learners for a perfect day of golf, food, entertainment, contests and prizes.
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