Intermountain Healthcare names new CEO and others

In other news, MyMichigan Health hires a chief medical officer and Northwell Health selects a director for the Maternal Health Center.

Rob Allen has been named the new President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare.

Allen has been Chief Operating Officer of Intermountain. Allen will replace Intermountain’s Interim President and CEO, Lydia Jumonville, on December 1. Jumonville will serve as Intermountain’s executive sponsor of the integration until the end of 2023, when he plans to retire.

Mark Harrison, who served as Intermountain’s CEO for six years, said in August that he was stepping down. Harrison accepted a new position running the healthcare platform business for General Catalyst.

Intermountain, a nonprofit system, operates 33 hospitals and 385 clinics in seven states. Earlier this year, Intermountain completed a merger with SCL Health.

“I am humbled and honored to have this leadership opportunity, working alongside our incredible team of caregivers and providers,” Allen said in a statement.

“Each of us has a charge to build on the legacy of Intermountain and advance our mission to become a model health system that inspires the world,” he said. “Intermountain is a place for big ideas and even bigger hearts. I am confident that we will continue to help people live as healthy lives as possible.”

Allen joined Intermountain in 2008 and was the system’s chief operating officer for six years.

He has 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare and previously served as CEO of hospitals in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Wyoming. Intermountain said Allen was selected after a search that included prominent candidates from across the country.

Mike Leavitt, chairman of Intermountain’s board of trustees and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, said in a statement, “Rob embodies Intermountain values ​​and will provide steady, servant leadership to the organization. He has always supported our patients and caregivers.” placed before.

MyMichigan Health Selects Chief Medical Officer

Paul Berg has been named Chief Medical Officer of MyMichigan Health.

Berg will oversee medical staff, graduate medical education, clinical quality and population health. He will replace Lydia Watson, who begins her appointment as president and CEO of the Midland-based health system on December 1.

Watson said in a statement that Berg “will be a tremendous resource as we continue to elevate the standards of care.

“He has a proven track record for physician leadership and has demonstrated his expertise in both clinical and quality operations, especially during the pandemic. Dr. Berg has a true gift for developing relationships with our health care providers that infuse into the quality care we provide to our patients.

Berg, a family physician, has been with MyMichigan since 2005 and has served as president of MyMichigan Medical Group since February 2018.

“I look forward to continuing to work with our teams to address the many challenges facing the healthcare system as we navigate the post-pandemic world,” Berg said in a statement. “I look forward to building on the important work and continuing the legacy that Dr. Watson has established as the previous Chief Medical Officer.”

He also plans to continue caring for patients. “I have been active as a hospital practitioner at our Midland campus since March of this year,” he said. “I enjoy my work with direct patient care and want to continue to grow.”

MyMichigan Health operates nine hospitals and serves approximately 1 million people in a 25-county area.

Northwell Health Announces Director of Maternal Health Center

Donette Lewis has been named the new director of the Northwell Health Center for Maternal Health.

She will lead the Center in its mission to reduce maternal mortality. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in September that four out of five maternal deaths are avoidable. Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white women.

“The risks Black women face during and after pregnancy and childbirth are a shameful illustration of the disparities that underlie our nation’s well-being,” Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, said in a statement.

“Louise has long been a leader in the effort to eliminate the disparities that produce these dangerous risks,” said Dr. Dowling. “We are confident that she will lead the center to success as we provide the resources And work to ensure that Black women and their children receive the care and attention they need to not only survive but thrive.”

Lewis has practiced in maternal-fetal medicine for over 20 years. He is also the Physician Lead for the New York State Birth Equity Improvement Project.

“Helping children who are born before, during and after pregnancy is one of society’s highest responsibilities, and Northwell Health is determined to address those who unfairly burden Black birthing people and their children,” Lewis said in a statement. Committed to mitigating risks. “I am proud to uphold that commitment and guide the health system in ensuring that all women are given the tools they need to stay safe while bringing life into the world.”

President Biden’s administration has focused on improving mental health. “It really is a disgrace where our country is in maternal health outcomes,” said Chiquita Brooks-Lasur, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at the HLTH conference this week.

Texas Health System Announces New President

Kimberly Shaw has been selected to serve as president of Saint Joseph’s Health, which operates five hospitals in Texas.

She will start her new role from 27 December. St. Joseph’s Health is a member of St. Luke’s Health and part of CommonSpirit Health.

Shaw has more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience, including leading Catholic and faith-based hospitals within CommonSpirit Health. She has been serving as President of Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican San Martin in Las Vegas, Nevada for the past three years.

“I am excited to return to Texas, where I have deep family roots, in this important role with the impactful health care system at St. Luke’s Health,” Shaw said in a statement. “I look forward to collaborating with the compassionate team of caregivers at St. Joseph’s Health to provide the high-quality compassionate care our communities have come to expect and appreciate.”

St. Luke’s Health CEO Doug Lawson said he has the “highest confidence” in Shaw’s leadership skills.

Kim is an inspirational, servant leader who understands the challenges at the bedside for frontline workers and the importance of providing compassionate high-quality care to our communities,” Lawson said in a statement.

St. Luke’s Health operates 16 general hospitals in Texas.

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