Hos­pi­tals and Health Sys­tems

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Chicago-based Rush Health has named two new ex­ec­u­tives to its C-suite. Dr. Michael Ray­mond is now chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer of a net­work of hos­pi­tals and physi­cians that in­cludes Chicago’s Rush Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He Dr. Cather­ine re­places Di­mou, who took an aca­demic po­si­tion at Rush Univer­sity. Also, Julie Bonello was ap­pointed the sys­tem’s CIO. She re­turns to Rush af­ter be­gin­ning her ca­reer as a nurse at the sys­tem’s flag­ship hos­pi­tal. Ray­mond, 62, pre­vi­ously served as as­so­ciate chief med­i­cal qual­ity of­fi­cer at Evanston, Ill.-based NorthShore Univer­sity HealthSys­tem. In that role, he also served as med­i­cal di­rec­tor of Evanston-based Com­mu­nity Care Part­ners, a col­lab­o­ra­tion of four health sys­tems fo­cused on car­ing for Med­i­caidel­i­gi­ble pa­tients.

Bonello, 59, most re­cently served as CIO at the Chicago-based Ac­cess Com­mu­nity Health Net­work, a fed­er­ally qual­i­fied health cen­ter net­work. She also held CIO po­si­tions at Lurie Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal and Cook County Health and Hos­pi­tals Sys­tem, and worked in health­care IT con­sult­ing at First Con­sult­ing and Price­wa­ter­house­Coop­ers, all in Chicago.

Lisa Young has been named VP and CFO for post-acute ser­vices at Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal Corp., a Plano, Texas-based or­ga­ni­za­tion that owns, man­ages and con­sults with com­mu­nity hos­pi­tals. Young, 48, Kliff re­placed Rodgers, who re­mains a part of the post-acute ser­vices team in a spe­cial-projects role.

As CFO, Young will be re­spon­si­ble for over­see­ing the fi­nances of CHC’s long-term acute-care hos­pi­tals and other post-acute care fa­cil­i­ties. The com­pany cur­rently owns 10 LTACs and expects to open an­other in early 2016.

For the past five years, Young served as CFO of Lu­min Health, an Irv­ing, Tex­as­based mul­tispe­cialty med­i­cal group.

Dr. Doug Gen­tile has been named chief med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer at the Univer­sity of Ver­mont Med­i­cal Cen­ter.

He started his new role at the Burling­ton-based aca­demic med­i­cal institution at the end of Oc­to­ber. He Dr. Adam Buck­ley, re­placed who is now CIO at the Univer­sity of Ver­mont Health Net­work, a part­ner­ship of four hos­pi­tals in Ver­mont and north­ern New York state.

Gen­tile, 60, will oversee the hos­pi­tal’s in­for­ma­tion-ser­vices staff work­ing on clin­i­cal projects. He also will serve as li­ai­son be­tween providers and staff who main­tain the hos­pi­tal’s EHR sys­tem.

Pre­vi­ously, Gen­tile was the med­i­cal cen­ter’s med­i­cal di­rec­tor for clin­i­cal in­for­ma­tion sys­tems, which in­cludes ap­pli­ca­tions that as­sist in clin­i­cal de­ci­sion­mak­ing and doc­u­men­ta­tion, and provider or­der en­try. He worked in the emer­gency de­part­ments at Van­der­bilt Univer­sity and Stan­ford Univer­sity be­fore join­ing the Univer­sity of Ver­mont in 1994.



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