Industry veteran Terrell Warnberg has joined Cumberland as partner and will be leading the new performance improvement practice of Cumberland Consulting Group. The practice will provide results-driven solutions to help healthcare providers improve margins, bend the cost curve and increase operating efficiencies. The practice’s comprehensive services will range from process redesign and workflow improvement to denial management and cash collection improvement. Initially, Cumberland will focus on the delivery of its robust revenue cycle management service offering within this practice. Warnberg brings more than 30 years of consulting experience to her role at Cumberland and has previously held executive positions with Dell… Full Story
Denise Dwight, an experienced leader in executive and physician coaching, has joined HCA North Texas as vice president of patient experience. Dwight worked previously with HCA North Texas as the division patient experience coach through The Studer Group. The Studer Group works with health care organizations across the globe to improve patient outcomes and the overall patient experience. Her new role will bring this important executive resource in-house. Dwight served as an account leader and coach with the Studer Group since 2007. While working with the Studer Group, Dwight was recognized with the Flame Award and the Pillar Award for… Full Story
Ben Holland has joined HCA North Texas as a regional vice president of business development. In his new role, Holland will focus on regional growth and development, including physician partnerships, service line development, and rural outreach. His efforts will support Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Medical Center Alliance, North Hills Hospital, and Medical Center Arlington. Holland worked previously at Kurt Salmon, a health care management consulting firm based in Atlanta. He brings more than 12 years health care experience to his new role, including expansion and development initiatives for more than 90 hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers… Full Story
Peter Roberts will become the president of population health and insurance services, and he retains all population health initiatives, the development and deployment of insurance products, the Health and Wellness Alliance for Children, and population health data strategies.
Robert Morrow, M.D., will become president of physician organizations and academic relations, in addition to his role as chief clinical officer. Morrow will be responsible for all physician organizations, the system’s affiliation with UT Southwestern Medical Center, Pediatric Partners by Children’s Health, Children’s Health Pediatric Group, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern, and clinical research.
Michele Chulick will become president of the newly formed Children’s Health Ventures. The new operating unit seeks to invest and strategically partner with innovative companies, emerging technologies and institutional organizations that share its vision to find new ways to deliver care to consumers. Chulick will be responsible for business development, planning, and virtual and international health.
David Biggerstaff has been promoted to president of system clinical operations at Children’s Health. He will be replacing Doug Hock, who has taken the role of executive vice president and COO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Biggerstaff has been with Children’s Health for eight years and has proven himself as a strong leader of clinical operations. He will be responsible for all inpatient and outpatient clinical operations, Our Children’s House, home health and nursing.
Ed Heffernan has been appointed the role of chairman of the board of directors of Children’s Health System of Texas (Children’s HealthSM). His leadership and commitment to making life better for children began years ago. Ed served on the board of directors of Children’s Medical Center Dallas beginning in 2012 before joining the larger system’s board of directors in 2014. He has also served as the chair of the system’s finance committee since 2013. Heffernan is the president and chief executive officer of Alliance Data, a Plano-based business providing loyalty and marketing services to the Fortune 1000. He is also… Full Story
Maxim Management Group, a regional leader in specialty health care management, is pleased to announce new hires for its newest rehabilitation hospital in Weatherford. Christi Mills has been named director of therapy services.
Dallas-based national healthcare technology firm Systeem Medical Information Systems recently expanded its leadership team, promoting Daniel DePauw to Director of Product Development. DePauw has been with Systeem since 2012, and has more than 12 years of information technology experience, including six years in healthcare IT. In his new role, he will identify, evaluate, create and market new products and services.