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Gyasi Chisley takes on new role as Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Payment Policy/Innovation at UnitedHealthcare
Gyasi Chisley to lead a new Strategic Initiatives team, which will emphasize bringing sharper focus and maximum value to our network design and payment strategies, while also delivering market solutions that ensure a continued pace of innovation. Gyasi will transition from his current role leading Clinical Integration/Strategic Initiatives and take on this new role as Chief Strategy Officer and SVP of Payment Policy/Innovation. He brings more than 17 years’ experience working closely with providers of all sizes to negotiate contracts and improve operations, efficiency and quality, including previous roles as CEO of Methodist Healthcare in Tennessee and COO within the Mercy Health Network in Ohio.
Jyric Sims has been named chief executive officer for Medical City Fort Worth
Jyric Sims has been named chief executive officer for Medical City Fort Worth after a national search. He will start July 24.
Sims brings more than 17 years of health care experience to his new role, having begun his career as a certified nursing assistant before being promoted to leadership and business development roles, including director of operations at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston .
He has worked with the Hospital Corporation of America since 2011 in various roles including chief operating officer of St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida, associate chief operating officer at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas, and, until recently, senior vice president and chief operating officer of HCA’s Tulane Health System.
“Jyric’s focus on growth, recruitment of top talent and outstanding outcomes across a complex array of specialties helps ensure an exceptional experience for patients and families,” said Erol Akdamar, president of Medical City Healthcare, in a news release. “I’m confident he will help lead [MCFW] to the next level of excellence.”
Sims holds a master of health administration degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as well as a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University.
In 2016, he was honored as the UAMS Alumnus of the Year, following his 2015 Modern Healthcare Up and Comer Award.
During his role as senior vice president and COO of the HCA Tulane Healthcare System, Sims oversaw two acute care hospitals and 35 hospital-based clinics and more than $50 million in improvements to the medical community there.
Accomplished Healthcare Supply Chain Strategist Calvin Wright Joins Intalere as Sr. Vice President, Solutions Management
Intalere, the healthcare industry leader in delivering optimal cost, quality and clinical outcomes, today announced Calvin T. Wright, MHSA, FACHE, has joined the organization as Sr. Vice President, Solutions Management.
In his new role, Wright has primary responsibility for the Intalere Solutions Management function, leading a team through the timely development and completion of all market-facing products to be included in Intalere’s vast array of solutions. Wright works closely with internal and external resources to ensure all products conform to Intalere’s high standards and serve the specific needs of the company’s membership.
Wright’s extensive supply chain management experience includes multiple leadership positions held at Mercy Health, formerly known as Catholic Health Partners. Most recently, as senior vice president, resource management, Wright helped the company achieve more than $100M in supply, purchased services and real estate savings over a period of three years. As chief resource officer, Wright was recognized for superior performance, including earning the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) President’s Award. During his tenure as vice president, supply chain management, Wright was recognized as one of the “Top Ten People to Watch” (2010) in the Journal of Healthcare Contracting. Also, notably, as director, supply chain management, he co-founded Catholic Contracting Group, a highly successful purchasing collaborative consisting of five of the largest Catholic health systems in the country.
Dignity Health - St. Mary Medical Center Announces Appointment of New Hospital President, Carolyn Caldwell
Dignity Health – St. Mary Medical Center has announced the appointment of Carolyn Caldwell, MHA, FACHE, to serve as its President and chief executive officer beginning in June. Carolyn will be joining St. Mary with 20 years of executive hospital leadership and more than 30 years of health care experience. She has a successful reputation for collaborating with key stakeholders to positively impact patient care while improving quality and satisfaction.
In her most recent role, Carolyn served as the chief executive officer at Desert Regional Medical Center (Tenet) in Palm Springs, a 385-bed tertiary acute-care facility providing care to the Coachella Valley. Similar to St. Mary, Carolyn led Desert Regional – a designated Level II Trauma Center, STEMI receiving center, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, and a partner for Desert AIDS Project. Caldwell recently expressed her belief that hospitals should be seen as a healthy part of the community, not just looked at as a place to go when sick or injured. This mentality will serve well in Long Beach, as St. Mary begins its expansion of its senior wellness program, with a Center for Integrated Care and continues to grow its HIV prevention program through CARE.
Carolyn is innovative and focused on accomplishing exceptional results with a proven track record of leading highly functional teams. She has extensive knowledge of campus improvement projects and capital expansions, which will benefit St. Mary as it embarks on its plans to nearly double the emergency department from the current 26 beds to 47 beds.
Carolyn is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). She received a master’s degree in health care administration from Texas Women’s University and spent 12 years in clinical services with a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Chemistry. Carolyn was recently recognized as a Corporate Leader with the Palm Spring Life 2016 Women in Business Award and the 2016 Steve Chase 100 Women Award.
Brian Wofford was promoted from Duke University Hospital's Vice President of Medical, Surgical, Critical Care Services to Duke University Health System's Vice President for Heart Operations in Durham County
Brian M. Wofford, MBA, MHA, has been promoted to Vice President for Heart Operations in Durham County at Duke University Health System. In this role, Brian will work closely with Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke’s Ambulatory Clinics for all aspects of Heart Services.
Brian is currently Vice President of Medical, Surgical, and Critical Care Services at Duke University Hospital. He began at Duke in 2010 after earning both a Master of Health Administration and Master of Business Administration at Georgia State University and working for several years in the Veterans Administration Health System.
Since starting his career at Duke, Brian has also worked with teams that include the Duke Cancer Institute, Hospital Administration, Emergency Services and Patient Flow, and Perioperative Services. He has been instrumental in expanding inpatient capacity at Duke University Hospital and many patient-focused process improvement efforts.
Phil Okala Appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the University of Pennsylvania Health System for the Philadelphia Region
Phil Okala, MHA, FACHE, FHFMA, was recently appointed as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the University of Pennsylvania Health System for the Philadelphia Region, to be effective at the end of March. In this role, Phil will be responsible for program integration across the system’s three Philadelphia Hospitals – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Pennsylvania Hospital.
Currently, Phil is UPHS’s Senior Vice President for Business Development, a role he has held since June 2013. Previously, he was Vice President for Service Line Integration, and earlier, Chief Administrative Officer for the Cancer Service Line. Before joining Penn Medicine in 2007, Phil was the System Vice President for Cancer Service Line at Geisinger Health System in Danville, PA; among other roles, Vice President for Clinical Strategic Planning at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY; and Senior Management Analyst at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
Patrick Green named new president and CEO of L+M Healthcare
Patrick L. Green, FACHE, has been named the new president and chief executive officer of L+M Healthcare and executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health. L+M Healthcare, a member of Yale New Haven Health, includes Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, Westerly Hospital, the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut and other ambulatory services throughout the market. Green, whose appointment is effective June 5, 2017, will succeed Bruce Cummings who announced his retirement in January.
Green is currently the senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer of St. Anthony Hospital, a member of Centura Health – the largest health system in Colorado. St. Anthony Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma Center in Lakewood, CO where Patrick is also responsible for a market that consists of a vast ambulatory network that includes neighborhood health centers, ambulatory surgery centers and urgency care centers. Green began his tenure at St. Anthony Hospital in 2012 as chief operating officer, and was instrumental in achieving unprecedented growth as well as strong financial viability and operational excellence. In addition to hospital strategic and daily planning, Green is responsible for the operational oversight of systems of care, including oncology, neurosciences, the heart and vascular care programs for the mountains and north operating group.
Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH, to Become President and Ceo of Ascension Healthcare
Ascension announced that Patricia Maryland, Dr.PH, will become Executive Vice President and President and CEO of Ascension Healthcare, effective July 1, 2017. The change will take effect following the retirement of Robert J. Henkel, FACHE on June 30, 2017. Dr. Maryland will have responsibility for the strategic and operational aspects of Ascension Healthcare, with more than 141 hospitals and 2,500 sites of care in 24 states and Washington, D.C. She will report directly to Anthony R. Tersigni, EdD, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ascension.
“We are blessed to have a leader of the caliber and strength of Pat Maryland in Ascension to take on the additional responsibilities of leading our Ascension Healthcare,” said Tersigni. I can think of no better way to ensure a seamless transition that will support the continued success of our work in support of our Mission.”
Dr. Maryland has served as President, Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Ascension Healthcare since 2013. She previously served as the Michigan Ministry Market Leader for Ascension and the President and Chief Executive Officer of St. John Providence Health System, Warren, Michigan, where she provided strategic and operational leadership for St. John Providence while promoting alignment among health ministries within Ascension Michigan and the System Office on issues related to Mission and Vision.
Prior to that role, Dr. Maryland served as President, St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, and also as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for St. Vincent Health. In this dual role she oversaw operations for St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services, the flagship tertiary hospital of the St. Vincent system.
Dr. Maryland has extensive experience in strategic planning, patient care operations, service line management, finance, clinical program development and evaluation. Before joining St. Vincent Health, she served as President of Sinai-Grace Hospital and Senior Vice President of Detroit Medical Center. She also served as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at North Oakland Medical Centers, Pontiac, Michigan, and worked for 15 years at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Dr. Maryland received a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics from Alabama State University, Montgomery, and a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a Doctorate of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh, concentrating in health services administration and planning.
While at St. Vincent, Dr. Maryland served as Chair of the Citizens’ Health Care Working Group, a group mandated by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, National Association of Health Services Executives and the Medical Group Management Association.
Dr. Maryland was named one of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare in 2016 and 2015 by the publication Modern Healthcare, Woman of the Year in 2014 by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, and one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare that same year. In 2006 she was given the top healthcare executive award by the Indiana Minority Health Coalition, and in 2003 she received the Leadership in Healthcare Award from the Detroit Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the 2003 Woman of the Year Award from the Beta Omicron Zeta Chapter for outstanding accomplishments in improving and providing quality healthcare. Earlier, the Cleveland Clinic honored her with a Women of Professional Excellence award.