Cora Bennett has been named executive director for integration and alignment at Texas Health Physicians Group. In her new role, Bennett will be responsible for all of THPG’s on-boarding and off-boarding activities to ensure successful integration into THPG. Bennett also will be responsible for all system education activities designed to enhance the effectiveness of physician practice management as well as heading up future alignment activities with outside entities that directly affect THPG.
Lisa Miseles-Huff has been named executive director of practice operations for Texas Health Physicians Group. Miseles-Huff has served at THPG as regional director since its inception in January 2009. Miseles-Huff has a wide range of experience in managing clinics include specialties such as internal medicine, family practice, neurology, ob-gyn, and general and vascular surgery. Before joining Texas Health Resources, Miseles-Huff served as a director of clinic operations with the Health Group.
Teladoc has named Henry DePhillips, M.D., as its new chief medical officer. DePhillips will be responsible for the supervision and expansion of Teladoc’s physician network, as well as the delivery of clinical care to Teladoc patients. DePhillips has extensive experience in leadership positions within the health care consulting, health insurance and health care information technology sectors.
Kern Wildenthal, M.D., Ph.D., has been named president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation and executive vice president of Children’s Medical Center. In his new role, Wildenthal will be responsible for the non-profit hospital’s fundraising programs. He was chosen to lead Children’s for his unique combination of experience in institutional administration, clinical medicine, education, biomedical research, and philanthropic leadership.
Timothy Ogurek, R.Ph., has been named vice president of Operations and Business Development at Heritage Health Solutions Inc. In his new role, Ogurek will be responsible for leading the daily operations of the Clinical Services, Account Management and Customer Care teams. Prior to joining Heritage, Tim served as Executive Pharmacist at Target. Ogurek brings to Heritage more than 30 years of experience in pharmacy benefit management and retail pharmacy.
LeeAnn Mallory has been named Director of Human Development at Presbyterian Communities and Services. In her new role, Mallory will promote leadership growth at Presbyterian Communities and Services, as well as work with employees to instill a standard of best practices. Previously, Mallory has served at Mallory Associates, BNSF Railway, and SMU.
Dr. Dan McCoy has been named vice president and chief medical officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. In his new position, McCoy will lead efforts to fulfill the BCBSTX mission of improving the health and well-being of our members and communities across the state. Prior to joining BCBSTX, McCoy was the principal owner of a communications consulting firm where he frequently addressed the challenges of the changing health care industry.
Vivian Street has been named Division Director of Case Management at LHP Hospital Group. In her new role, she will focus on instilling a culture of continuous improvement in case management, including patient length of stay management, patient status reviews, ER case management, and care coordination. Street joins LHP from Portneuf Medical Center, an LHP-partner hospital in Idaho, where she served as Director of Case Management for six years. Prior to her work at PMC, Street built a strong career in nursing through clinical practice and continuous education.
Katherine Krause has been named next CEO of VNA. Currently, Krause serves as VNA’s chief administrative officer and as vice president of Meals on Wheels. Krause has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare leadership at several health organizations including the American Heart Association and Tenet Healthcare Corporation. In her time at Meals on Wheels, she doubled the number of volunteers and oversaw the distribution of more than 1.2 million meals served each year.
Thure Meyer has been named Lead Architect of MedSys Group’s Healthcare IT Advisory Services Division. Meyer will be part of a team working in the newly created Advisory Services Division that will advise clients on their IT infrastructure and security. Meyer is one of the nation’s leading infrastructure architects with almost 25 years of experience in the financial sector and with experience in infrastructures, disaster recovery plans and overall technology support. Meyer is already taking steps in his new position, evaluating several top tier health systems and making assessments on their IT infrastructure levels.