HOSPI­TALS AND HEALTH SYS­TEMS

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Chil­dren’s Health in Dal­las an­nounced four lead­er­ship changes. David Big­ger­staff has been pro­moted to pres­i­dent of sys­tem clin­i­cal

Dou­glas op­er­a­tions. He will re­place Hock, who was named ex­ec­u­tive VP and COO of Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal of Philadel­phia.

Big­ger­staff, has been with Chil­dren’s Health for eight years. He pre­vi­ously served as se­nior VP of ser­vice lines and am­bu­la­tory ser­vices. In his new role, he will over­see in­pa­tient and out­pa­tient clin­i­cal op­er­a­tions, home health and nurs­ing.

Michele Chulick was named pres­i­dent of the newly formed Chil­dren’s Health Ven­tures. The new unit, formed in 2015, seeks to in­vest and strate­gi­cally part­ner with in­no­va­tive com­pa­nies and in­sti­tu­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions to find new ways to im­prove care de­liv­ery. Chulick will over­see busi­ness de­vel­op­ment and plan­ning. Dr. Robert Mor­row

was named pres­i­dent of physi­cian or­ga­ni­za­tions and aca­demic re­la­tions, in ad­di­tion to his role as chief clin­i­cal of­fi­cer. Be­fore join­ing Chil­dren’s Health in 2013, Mor­row was se­nior VP of med­i­cal affairs and CMO at Arkansas Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal, in ad­di­tion to serv­ing as as­so­ciate dean at the Univer­sity of Arkansas for Med­i­cal Sci­ences. Peter Roberts

was pro­moted to pres­i­dent of pop­u­la­tion health and in­sur­ance ser­vices. He was pre­vi­ously ex­ec­u­tive VP for pop­u­la­tion health and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment. Roberts will over­see pop­u­la­tion health ini­tia­tives, the de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of in­sur­ance prod­ucts, and over­sight of the Health and Well­ness Al­liance for Chil­dren, an or­ga­ni­za­tion that brings com­mu­nity part­ners to­gether to ad­dress so­cial and eco­nomic fac­tors that af­fect chil­dren’s health. Be­fore join­ing Chil­dren’s Health in 2011, Roberts was group VP of provider re­la­tions and health man­age­ment at Well­mark Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Iowa and South Dakota. Dr. Vishal Bha­tia has been named se­nior VP and chief med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer at Franklin, Tenn.based Capella Health­care.

Bha­tia, 43, has been a con­sul­tant and physi­cian ad­viser for the sys­tem since 2014. He is a board­cer­ti­fied in­ternist and has prac­ticed at Capella’s Wil­lamette Val­ley Med­i­cal Cen­ter, McMin­nville, Ore., since 2006, most re­cently serv­ing as med­i­cal di­rec­tor of the hos­pi­tal­ist pro­gram. John Ross­feld

has been named CEO at An­te­lope Val­ley Hos­pi­tal in Lan­caster, Calif.

Ross­feld has over 30 years of health­care lead­er­ship ex­pe­ri­ence, most re­cently as CEO of Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal at Craig (Colo.).

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