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URAC, a Wash­ing­ton-based health­care mea­sure­ment and ac­cred­i­ta­tion or­ga­ni­za­tion, has named Ky­lanne Green pres­i­dent and CEO, ef­fec­tive July 22. Green suc­ceeds Alan Spielman, who left his post Feb. 15 af­ter serv­ing as pres­i­dent and CEO since 2005. Green, a nurse prac­ti­tioner, pre­vi­ously served as ex­ec­u­tive VP and CEO of man­aged-care ser­vices at Inova Health Sys­tem, Falls Church, Va. She served in a num­ber of roles, in­clud­ing as chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer, dur­ing her 10 years at the not-for-profit health sys­tem. She was also COO of Aetna’s Mid-At­lantic re­gion. Dur­ing the 1990s, Green held sev­eral posts with the trade group Health In­sur­ance As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica, serv­ing as its di­rec­tor of man­aged care and COO. She is a past chair­man of URAC’s board of di­rec­tors.


Six months af­ter Diane Pi­nakiewicz re­signed her post as pres­i­dent of the National Pa­tient Safety Foun­da­tion, the Bos­ton-based not-for-profit has named Dr. Tejal Gandhi as her suc­ces­sor. Gandhi, cur­rently the chief qual­ity and safety of­fi­cer of Part­ners Health­Care Sys­tem, also in Bos­ton, will as­sume her new role as pres­i­dent July 1, the NPSF an­nounced. Gandhi, a board-cer­ti­fied in­ternist, also is an as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor of medicine at Har­vard Med­i­cal School. Be­fore join­ing Part­ners, she spent a decade as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of qual­ity and safety at Brigham and Women’s Hos­pi­tal, Bos­ton. Gandhi is a long­time mem­ber of NPSF’s board of gov­er­nors, serv­ing most re­cently as vice chair. As head of NPSF, she will also be pres­i­dent of the Lu­cian Leape In­sti­tute, an 11-mem­ber think tank housed within NPSF.


Paul King was cho­sen as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of C.S. Mott Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal and Von Voigt­lander Women’s Hos­pi­tal, part of the Univer­sity of Michi­gan Hos­pi­tals and Health Cen­ters in Ann Ar­bor. King, 53, most re­cently served as CEO of Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Los An­ge­les Med­i­cal Group, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Pe­di­atric Man­age­ment Group, its man­age­ment ser­vices or­ga­ni­za­tion, and a mem­ber of the ex­ec­u­tive lead­er­ship team of Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Los An­ge­les. King’s ap­point­ment comes af­ter a national search ini­ti­ated with the re­tire­ment of Pa­tri­cia Warner in April 2012. King will as­sume lead­er­ship from Dr. Chris Dick­in­son, who has served as in­terim ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor since that time. …

Dr. Mark Bat­shaw was named physi­cian-in-chief at Chil­dren’s National Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Wash­ing­ton. In his new role, Bat­shaw, 67, will be the lead physi­cian for the med­i­cal cen­ter, work­ing with the chief med­i­cal of­fi­cers to align strate­gies and pri­or­i­ties across clin­i­cal care, re­search and ed­u­ca­tion. He will also be re­spon­si­ble for the re­search and ed­u­ca­tional ac­tiv­i­ties of the Sheikh Zayed In­sti­tute for Pe­di­atric Sur­gi­cal In­no­va­tion at Chil­dren’s National, while con­tin­u­ing to serve as chief aca­demic of­fi­cer at the med­i­cal cen­ter, di­rec­tor of the Chil­dren’s Re­search In­sti­tute, and chair­man of pe­di­atrics and as­so­ciate dean for aca­demic af­fairs at the Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Univer­sity School of Medicine. Trained as a de­vel­op­men­tal pe­di­a­tri­cian, Bat­shaw has more than three decades of ex­pe­ri­ence treat­ing chil­dren with in­tel­lec­tual and other de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties. He first joined Chil­dren’s National 15 years ago. … MetroHealth Sys­tem, a county-sub­si­dized sys­tem in Cleve­land, has named Dr. Akram Boutros pres­i­dent and CEO, ef­fec­tive June 1. Boutros, 51, an in­ternist, was ex­ec­u­tive VP and chief ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer for St. Fran­cis Hos­pi­tal–The Heart Cen­ter in Roslyn, N.Y., be­fore found­ing Busi­nessFirst Health­care So­lu­tions, a New York-based health­care con­sult­ing firm. He will take over for MetroHealth’s in­terim leader, Dr. Ed­ward Hills, who has held the post since late De­cem­ber. … Spring­field, Ill.-based Hos­pi­tal Sis­ters Health Sys­tem named Daniel Hoodin VP of man­aged­care strat­egy and de­vel­op­ment, a new po­si­tion, ef­fec­tive April 15. Hoodin, 55, most re­cently served as VP of con­tract and provider ser­vices for the Ge­or­gia and Alabama mar­kets for Cigna Health­Care in At­lanta. From 2000-09, Hoodin held var­i­ous po­si­tions at South­ern Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, Riverdale, Ga., in­clud­ing CEO of South­ern Cres­cent Physi­cians Group. … Dr. Saul Wein­gart will join Tufts Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Bos­ton on July 15 as its chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer. Wein­gart, 54, comes to Tufts from Dana-Far­ber Can­cer In­sti­tute, also in Bos­ton, where he has served as VP for qual­ity im­prove­ment and pa­tient safety. At Tufts, Wein­gart as­sumes the CMO role from Dr. Michael Wag­ner, who be­came CEO of the Tufts Med­i­cal Cen­ter Physi­cians Or­ga­ni­za­tion last Septem­ber. … St. John Prov­i­dence Health Sys­tem in War­ren, Mich., named Mary Zuck­er­man VP of fi­nan­cial plan­ning and op­er­a­tional an­a­lyt­ics. Zuck­er­man, 49, joined St. John Prov­i­dence on April 22 from the Detroit Med­i­cal Cen­ter. She has worked at DMC for the past nine years, most re­cently as ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO. … Barry Keel was named CEO of Bay Med­i­cal Sa­cred Heart, a joint ven­ture with for-profit LHP Hos­pi­tal Group. Keel, 46, comes to the Panama City, Fla., hos­pi­tal from Health Man­age­ment As­so­ciates, where he was Alabama mar­ket CEO. He suc­ceeds Steve John­son, who re­signed ear­lier this year.


Mike O’Neill joined Med­i­caSoft on April 9 as CEO. O’Neill, 48, was

pre­vi­ously at the Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Depart­ment, where he was se­nior ad­viser and a found­ing mem­ber of the VA Cen­ter for In­no­va­tion. He now leads the Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based soft­ware com­pany, which works with health­care providers to de­velop, in­stall and main­tain health in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­ogy, in­clud­ing clin­i­cal sys­tems, ad­min­is­tra­tive ap­pli­ca­tions and elec­tronic health records. … Joel Splan be­came CEO of Galen Health­care So­lu­tions, Grosse Pointe, Mich., on April 29. Splan re­placed Galen co­founder Steve McQueen, who will con­tinue as chair­man of the board of di­rec­tors for the com­pany, which helps physi­cian groups tran­si­tion to elec­tronic health records. Splan, whose age was not pro­vided, most re­cently served as di­rec­tor of in­for­ma­tion ser­vices, chief se­cu­rity ex­ec­u­tive and di­rec­tor of tech­nol­ogy and in­fra­struc­ture man­age­ment at North­west­ern Me­mo­rial Health­care in Chicago. ... MedeA­n­a­lyt­ics, which pro­vides health­care per­for­mance man­age­ment so­lu­tions, named An­drew Hurd CEO. Hurd, 49, most re­cently was CEO of Epocrates, a pub­lisher of mo­bile health soft­ware ap­pli­ca­tions. In his new role, Hurd suc­ceeds Mike Gal­lagher, who will con­tinue to serve as ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of the Emeryville, Calif.-based com­pany.


Cigna Corp. pro­moted Thomas McCarthy, its VP of fi­nance, to ex­ec­u­tive VP and CFO. Ef­fec­tive July 12, McCarthy, 56, will re­place Ralph Ni­co­letti, who re­cently an­nounced his res­ig­na­tion cit­ing per­sonal rea­sons. Ni­co­letti will re­main with Cigna through Aug. 9 to en­sure a smooth tran­si­tion, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. McCarthy joined Cigna in 1980. Be­tween Septem­ber 2010 and May 2011, he served as Cigna’s in­terim CFO. … Hu­mana named Dr. Roy Bev­eridge se­nior VP and chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer, be­gin­ning June 17. Bev­eridge is now CMO at McKes­son Spe­cialty Health. Be­fore McKes­son Corp.’s ac­qui­si­tion of US On­col­ogy in 2010, he served as that com­pany’s ex­ec­u­tive VP and med­i­cal di­rec­tor. Hu­mana Pres­i­dent Bruce Brous­sard is a for­mer CEO of McKes­son Spe­cialty Health. Bev­eridge re­places Dr. Jonathan Lord, who left Hu­mana in 2009 to be CEO at Nav­i­gen­ics.







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