> St. Paul, MN-based St. Joseph's Hospital, a member of HealthEast Care System, has named Sara Criger as its new CEO.
> Herb Marek has been named president and COO of MJH & Associates.
> Ben Lytle, former CEO of Axia Health Management and Anthem, has joined the Healthways board along with Jack Wickens, former president for UnitedHealthcare health plans in the United States.
> Mercy Medical Center Foundation has made three additions to its board. They are Jim Gaukel, attorney in practice with the Mapleton, Iowa law firm Gaukel, Nevins & Westergaard; Kim Kletschke, associate vice president for RBC Dain Rauscher in Sioux City; and Dave Smetter, senior director of corporate marketing and communications for Well's Dairy in Le Mars, Iowa.
> Modern Healthcare publisher Charles S. Lauer has announced his retirement.