ON THE MOVE ...
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.