Becker’s Healthcare is pleased to honor 90 healthcare leaders under 40 years old as rising stars in the industry.
Individuals on this list have achieved executive positions at hospitals and health systems across the country, founded health IT companies and reached prominence within their organizations. Several are entrepreneurs and thought leaders in advancing patient outcomes and care management.
Many have been recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement, overseeing crucial expansion projects and growing companies from the ground up. Keep an eye on the members of this list for the next generation of healthcare leaders.
Becker’s accepted nominations for this list and selected leaders through an editorial review process. The list includes Becker’s Healthcare partners, but partners did not pay for inclusion on this list. If you have questions about this list, please contact Laura Dyrda at email@example.com.
Note: Leaders are presented in alphabetical order and cannot pay for inclusion.
Trey Abshier. CEO of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center. Mr. Abshier oversees Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, a 199-bed acute care hospital recognized for its cardiac care. He previously served as CEO of Florida Medical Center, a 459-bed acute care hospital in Fort Lauderdale. Both hospitals are Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare facilities. Under Mr. Abshier’s leadership, FMC received a five-star rating for heart failure by Healthgrades and was the first hospital in Florida to earn three-year accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI with Resuscitation. Mr. Abshier previously served as COO of Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Fla., and COO of Regional Medical Center of San Jose (Calif.).
Diana Arteaga. Vice President of Government Relations at Broward Health (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Ms. Arteaga is an attorney specializing in governmental affairs. In her current role, Ms. Arteaga oversees the legislative efforts of Broward Health, a 1,529-bed nonprofit hospital system. She previously served as the director of government relations for the City of Miami, the largest municipality of Miami-Dade County. The National League of Cities appointed her to the Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Committee to advocate for its interests in Washington, D.C.
Adam Anz, MD. Orthopedic Surgeon at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (Gulf Breeze, Fla.). Dr. Anz is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist and the director of the Andrews Institute Regenerative Medicine Center. He currently leads a U.S. clinical trial using a patient’s own peripheral blood stem cells to improve knee cartilage regeneration. Dr. Anz oversees the ATC Fellowship Program at the Andrews Research & Education Foundation, where he serves as a board member.
Omar Baker, MD. Co-President, Chief Quality and Safety Officer, and Director of Performance Improvement of Riverside Medical Group (N.J.). Dr. Baker is a board-certified pediatrician who leads all education initiatives and oversees Riverside Medical Group’s expansion through strategic acquisitions, de novo locations and specialist recruitment. Under Dr. Baker’s leadership, Riverside launched several new service lines, including ENT, gastroenterology, behavioral and mental health, and allergy/immunology, and was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a patient-centered medical home. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy named Dr. Baker to co-chair his healthcare transition team to help set his healthcare agenda.
Jenni Bendfeldt. Manager at ECG Management Consultants (San Francisco). Throughout her career, Ms. Bendfeldt has been a leader in change management and identifying industry trends. She has spent more than 12 years in the healthcare operations, technology and clinical space. In her current role as manager at ECG Management Consultants, she helps organizations improve using technology. One of her successful projects at ECG was leading a two-year engagement project for a health system to improve care coordination and communication. The project received a grant for the tools and process implementation.
Benedikt Brueckle. CEO of CompuGroup Medical US (Phoenix). Mr. Brueckle leads the U.S. division of CompuGroup Medical, an e-health provider with a customer base of around 385,000 service providers worldwide. He previously served as the general manager of CompuGroup Medical’s Italy market and as senior vice president of southern and western Europe, and was responsible for promoting rapid growth in the company’s global pharmacy software business. Before joining CompuGroup Medical in 2010, Mr. Brueckle served as an international business consultant and auditor for KPMG in Germany and Luxembourg.
Genevieve Caruncho-Simpson. COO of Texas Health Aetna (Arlington). In August 2017, Ms. Caruncho-Simpson joined Texas Health Aetna, a partnership between Texas Health Resources and Aetna and the only joint venture between a national insurer and a provider in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In her current role, Ms. Caruncho-Simpson oversees Texas Health Aetna’s strategic and operational plans, member services and clinical programs, strategic partnerships and initiatives, and outsourced services. Ms. Caruncho-Simpson has over 15 years of experience working with healthcare providers and payers in a variety of domestic and global strategic, operational and consulting roles.
Jeff Cincotta. Vice President of Federal Solutions at HMS (Irving, Texas). In his current role, Mr. Cincotta is responsible for accelerating the revenue growth of HMS, a publicly traded healthcare IT and analytics solutions company. He also works to drive strategic positioning and strengthen relationships with key federal health agencies, including CMS, HHS, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Defense Health Agency. Mr. Cincotta previously served as federal markets leader for HMS, developing benefits coordination and payment integrity solutions for federal healthcare programs.
Paul Coyne, DNP, RN. Senior Director of Clinical Informatics and Advanced Practice Nursing at Hospital for Special Surgery; President and Co-Founder of Inspiren (New York City). Dr. Coyne leads clinical informatics and advanced practice nursing at Hospital for Special Surgery, strengthening the connection between clinical practice and technology for the orthopedic specialty hospital. He previously managed a team of data scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital working to develop analytic solutions to improve patient care. Dr. Coyne co-founded Inspiren, a healthcare startup that created the AI patient safety monitoring and staff engagement platform iN. Dr. Coyne worked as a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs before transitioning to healthcare. He is a board-certified adult-gerontology nurse practitioner with a subspecialty in palliative care.
Nick Culbertson. CEO and Co-Founder of Protenus (Baltimore). Mr. Culbertson co-founded Protenus, an analytics platform that protects patient data in EHRs. He served eight years as a Green Beret in the U.S. Army Special Forces and was awarded two bronze stars during his service. Mr. Culbertson worked as a biomedical researcher at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University for four years prior to founding Protenus and currently helps run The 6th Branch, a veteran-led community service organization in East Baltimore.
Cameron D’Alpe. Chief Administrative Officer of Physician Practices and CEO of Packard Children’s Health Alliance (Palo Alto, Calif.). Ms. D’Alpe oversees all aspects of operating Stanford (Calif.) Children’s Health’s ambulatory services, which extend into eight states and reach 100 locations. She led the growth and development of a joint venture between Stanford Children’s Health and San Francisco-based California Pacific Medical Center. She currently participates in the Stanford Leadership Academy, a Stanford University program designed to enhance the leadership capabilities of faculty, staff and healthcare administrators who will guide the university’s future.
Chris DeRienzo, MD. Chief Quality Officer of Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.). Dr. DeRienzo is responsible for quality and patient safety across a $1.7 billion integrated health system. He has held leadership roles in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North Carolina Medical Society, and has advised Doximity and Google on healthcare quality, health literacy and leveraging technology to improve healthcare communication. Dr. DeRienzo is also a practicing neonatologist with Mission Children’s Specialists in Asheville.
Anne Dickerson. Chief of Staff of Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice at Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Ms. Dickerson is responsible for coordinating operational and strategic initiatives and the flow of information for the Faculty Practice. She leads initiatives focused on space, patient access, patient and staff experience, quality, and data management for 2,500 Icahn School of Medicine physicians based on and around seven hospital campuses. Ms. Dickerson oversaw the integration of over 1,000 Member Hospital faculty into the Faculty Practice during Mount Sinai’s integration with Continuum Health Partners and spearheaded Mount Sinai’s expansion of a patient-centered online scheduling approach.
Asja DiMuria. CFO of Abrazo West Campus (Goodyear, Ariz.). Ms. DiMuria oversees financial operations at Abrazo West Campus, a 188-bed acute care hospital with a Level 1 trauma center. In her current role, she educates the clinical staff on the financial side of operating a hospital. Ms. DiMuria previously served as associate CFO of Abrazo West Campus, having joined Abrazo Health in 1998 as a financial counselor at Phoenix Baptist Hospital.
Ayame Dinkler. Chief of Staff of LCMC Health (New Orleans). Ms. Dinkler leads government affairs efforts at the federal, state and local levels for LCMC Health, a five-hospital nonprofit health system. She also collaborates with LCMC Health CEO Greg Feirn to execute key system priorities. Before joining LCMC Health in 2015, Ms. Dinkler served as chief of staff in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at HHS in Washington, D.C.
Michael Ditoro, PharmD. COO of Desert Regional Medical Center (Palm Springs, Calif.). Before joining Desert Regional Medical Center, Dr. Ditoro served as COO and then CEO of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, Ill. Under Dr. Ditoro’s leadership, Westlake reduced voluntary employee turnover to under 13 percent. Prior to joining Westlake, Dr. Ditoro served as vice president of pharmacy for Tenet Healthcare’s Chicago-area hospitals.
Dan Dodson. President of Fortified Health Security (Franklin, Tenn.). As president of Fortified Health Security, Mr. Dodson has created a culture of collaboration and support throughout the organization. Charged with devising and carrying out strategies to help hospitals of all sizes enhance their cybersecurity structures, Mr. Dodson has also led the company’s efforts to develop Fortified’s Connected Medical Device & IoT Security Program, which helps healthcare organizations close security gaps in their networks by assessing and protecting connected internet-of-things and medical devices. Prior to joining Fortified — which was named the 2018 North American Healthcare IoT Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan — Mr. Dodson served as executive vice president of Santa Rosa Consulting.
Bret D’Vincent. Vice President of Recruitment of Aya Healthcare (San Diego). Mr. D’Vincent leads a team of nearly 200 recruiters and managers as vice president of recruitment at Aya Healthcare. He is responsible for profitable revenue growth for all traveler and per-diem recruitment. He has dedicated more than 13 years to healthcare recruiting and has grown Aya’s recruitment team by 850 percent since joining the company. Under his leadership, the number of clinicians Aya placed increased by 1,900 percent. Through hands-on coaching and individual empowerment, Mr. D’Vincent has created a culture of personal and professional growth at Aya.
Zubin Eapen, MD. CMO of CareMore Health (Cerritos, Calif.). Dr. Eapen is the CMO of CareMore Health, where he leads care delivery, clinical strategy and clinical innovation across the organization. Dr. Eapen led CareMore’s annual flu campaign, which includes more than 400 events at CareMore’s numerous clinics across the U.S. Under his guidance, more patients received the flu vaccine halfway through the campaign than during previous years’ full campaigns. In addition, Dr. Eapen has received numerous awards, including the Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular Board Reviewer Scholar, the Robert A. Waugh, MD, Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Education, and the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, a prestigious recognition awarded to only 3 percent of applicants.
Brian Elisco. CFO of San Antonio and North Texas Markets of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). As the CFO of Tenet’s San Antonio and North Texas markets, Mr. Elisco oversees the financial operations at seven hospitals and 15 rehabilitation centers. He joined Tenet’s San Antonio-based North Central Baptist Hospital in 2010 as an administrative resident and helped improve the hospital’s efficiency and financial performance, which led to his promotion in 2014. A member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Mr. Elisco has taken a strong role in driving success of the Tenet Leadership Academy, an internal program to develop leaders at Tenet.
Bobby Floyd. COO of HHS (Austin, Texas). Since 2014, Mr. Floyd has served as the COO of HHS, a privately owned support service company, where he oversees all healthcare operations in the U.S. and parts of South America. He is charged with managing HHS’ culinary segment, environmental services, laundry and linen utilization, patient flow, and integrated facilities management service lines. During his tenure at the agency, Mr. Floyd has helped maintain a 98 percent partner retention rate. He also created HHS University, a management development and training tool that helps HHS managers stay up to date on new policies, training procedures and certifications in required monthly training packets. Before assuming the COO post, Mr. Floyd was the youngest-ever vice president in HHS history.
Christopher Frenz, PhD. Director of IT Infrastructure at Interfaith Medical Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Mr. Frenz has been the director of IT infrastructure at Interfaith Medical Center, a 287-bed hospital with five clinics, since 2012. He is responsible for all IT and telecommunications systems and manages a service team that maintains those systems. Dr. Frenz also develops and implements the organization’s information security program. Before joining Interfaith Medical Center, Dr. Frenz served as an adjunct cybersecurity faculty member at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.
Eric Frieman. Co-CEO of Strive Health (Georgetown, Texas). At age 25, Mr. Frieman co-founded Strive Health, which operates a network of outpatient addiction and mental health treatment facilities, where he serves as co-CEO. He is responsible for all aspects of the business. Before founding the company in 2016, Mr. Frieman served as director of finance at Elements Behavioral Health, an addiction treatment center based in Long Beach, Calif. He was named on Forbes’ 2018 30 Under 30 List in the healthcare category and has received an invitation to the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs 40 and under.
Kyle Fromm, BSN. Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer of Advanced Pain Management (Milwaukee). Mr. Fromm, chief compliance and privacy officer of Advanced Pain Management — one of the largest pain management groups in the U.S. — began his career in nursing and worked his way up the administrative ladder. He is well versed in HIPAA and oversees compliance, billing and coding auditing, contracts, credentialing, and privileging. Mr. Fromm combines his clinical experience with his work on the payer side to drive efficiencies at his organization.
Shantanu Gaur, MD. Co-Founder and CEO of Allurion Technologies (Natick, Mass.). As CEO of Allurion, a medical device company focused on weight loss products, Dr.Gaur manages the organization’s manufacturing processes, research and development, and intellectual patent issues. In addition to his role at Allurion, Dr. Gaur advises three healthcare startups: Nutrimedy, Astraeus Technologies and Pykus Therapeutics. Dr. Gaur graduated summa cum laude from Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard College, where he was the Paul Revere Frothingham Scholar and a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow.
Jacob “Ryan” Gebhart. Vice President of Operations for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano (Texas). Mr. Gebhart joined Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano in 2013 as an administrative resident and now serves as its vice president of operations, overseeing service line growth and integration across multiple departments. During his tenure at the hospital, Mr. Gebhart helped establish the new Cancer Health and Wellness Center. In addition to his role at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Plano, Mr. Gebhart serves on the boards of the American Cancer Society of DFW and the Plano Family YMCA.
Eric Golnick. CEO of VFR Healthcare (Manchester, N.H.). As a former Naval officer who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse, Mr. Golnick founded Veteran and First Responder Healthcare to help veterans, first responders and their families access high-quality addiction and mental health treatment. VFR Healthcare currently operates five facilities throughout the Northeast U.S., and Mr. Golnick is responsible for its day-to-day operations and strategy. Its comprehensive approach to treatment combines cognitive behavioral techniques and other skill-building interventions to take a more holistic approach to helping patients with substance abuse issues or PTSD.
Alan Goldsmith. Executive Vice President and CFO of Broward Health (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). As the executive vice president and CFO of Broward Health, Mr. Goldsmith is responsible for overseeing the financial and accounting operations for one of the largest public health systems in the U.S. Mr. Goldsmith helped lead the health system’s annual incentive plan for roughly 300 Broward Health managers to reinvest budget surpluses back into the system. He is also overseeing the financial phase of two major construction expansion projects: a $65 million expansion of Broward Health Coral Springs (Fla.) and a $52 million expansion and renovation of Broward’s Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.
Matthew Gonzales, MD. CMIO of Providence St. Joseph Health’s Institute for Human Caring (Torrance, Calif.). Dr. Gonzales began his career as a software engineer before becoming a palliative care physician. He now serves as chief medical information officer at Providence St. Joseph Health’s Institute for Human Caring, where he is tasked with combining medicine and informatics to enhance care quality and delivery. Before joining the hospital, Dr. Gonzales helped create a public database that allows clinicians to tailor treatment for those with HIV, and he was a 2017 Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program awardee.
Veena Goel Jones, MD. Medical Director of Digital Patient Experience at Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.) and Pediatric Hospitalist at Sutter Health’s Palo Alto (Calif.) Medical Foundation. Dr. Jones joined Sutter Health in 2016 and currently serves as medical director of digital patient experience and a pediatric hospitalist at Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Since taking on her current role, she has helped facilitate Sutter’s digital transformation, including spearheading efforts to improve end-user experiences with Sutter’s patient portal, My Health Online. Dr. Jones was named a top 10 Emerging Healthcare Industry Leader by Managed Care Executive Magazine in 2018.
Vanessa Guzman. Associate Vice President of Quality Improvement and Network Management at Montefiore’s Care Management Organization (New York City). An expert in patient and physician engagement strategies, Ms. Guzman is in charge of collaborating with the 5,200-plus employees and independent physicians who are part of Montefiore’s 11 hospitals. She is also tasked with implementing datadriven tools and clinical infrastructures to promote wellness and improve patient outcomes. Since joining the health system, Ms. Guzman has created a program to streamline regulatory and quality requirements, initiated a multiyear patient engagement program and helped Montefiore’s partner hospitals across the Hudson Valley leverage more than $230 million in state funds.
Jason Haider. Founder and CEO of Xenco Medical (San Diego). Since founding Xenco Medical in 2011, Mr. Haider has spearheaded the spine company’s dramatic growth. Xenco introduced the first spinal system with an implant pre-attached to a single-use, composite polymer instrument. Additionally, Mr. Haider was behind the launch of the company’s TraumaGPS, a mobile application that enables hospitals to monitor the real-time location of emergency deliveries of Xenco’s disposable spinal systems. Mr. Haider has been instrumental in developing the company’s outpatient surgical center-focused offering, ASC CerviKit, a sterile, single-use spinal implant system.
April Hansen, RN. Vice President of Clinical Services for Aya Healthcare (San Diego). As the company’s vice president of clinical services, Ms. Hansen is responsible for clinical and quality outcomes of Aya’s 4,000 clinicians. On top of her efforts to improve safety, efficiency and positive patient care, she works with a national hospital accreditation organization to eliminate the barriers of practicing in underserved areas. For her efforts, the Green Bay Press Gazette, part of the USA Today network, recognized Ms. Hansen as a serial entrepreneur. Her entrepreneur status also manifests in her projects to improve management; she created a technology platform to ease the administrative burden of student clinical placement.
Andrew Harding, RN. CNO of MetroWest Medical Center (Framingham, Mass.). Mr. Harding is chief nursing officer at MetroWest Medical Center. Prior to becoming CNO in 2016, Mr. Harding served as associate CNO of New Bedford, Mass.-based Southcoast Health System. His leadership goes beyond the hospital, as he is a fellow of the Academy of Emergency Nursing, the American Heart Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Harding is dedicated to improving quality and patient safety; he has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles on these topics in addition to covering nurse practice remediation and clinical nursing practice.
Nikki Harper. Vice President of Revenue Cycle for Hospital Sisters Health System (Springfield, Ill.). In addition to her leadership role as vice president of revenue cycle for Hospital Sisters Health System, Ms. Harper is the president for the McMahon Illini Chapter of HFMA and serves on regional and national committees. With a commitment to innovation, Ms. Harper oversees revenue cycle management for HSHS’ 15 hospitals and three medical groups.
Jhaymee Heinlein. Director of Strategy Management and Growth at Atrium Health (Charlotte, N.C.). Ms. Heinlein’s role as Atrium Health’s director of strategy management and growth is impressive due to the considerable size and recent growth of the organization. She is responsible for formulating and executing key strategic initiatives for the 60,000-employee health system. For her great efforts, the American College of Healthcare Executives awarded Ms. Heinlein the Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent Award in 2018, and the professional organization recognized her as a 2018 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Scholar. From day-to-day operations to large-scale organizational shifts, Ms. Heinlein has played a dramatic role in the health system’s growth.
Christopher Hermann, PhD. Founder and CEO of Clean Hands – Safe Hands (Atlanta). Dr. Hermann developed Clean Hands after realizing the prevalence and effects of poor hand hygiene among healthcare professionals. Over the last 10 years, he and his team have secured $3.2 million in funding to develop technology that eliminates hospital-acquired infections due to poor hand hygiene. Since developing new hand hygiene processes, Clean Hands – Safe Hands has helped two metro Atlanta hospitals cut infections by 75 percent. Dr. Hermann’s innovations landed him on the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2017 40 Under 40 list. The Technology Association of Georgia also recognized Dr. Hermann’s success, naming Clean Hands – Safe Hands a Top 40 Technology Company in 2015.
Jeff Hignite. Senior Manager at ECG Management Consultants (Seattle). Mr. Hignite is a senior manager in the ambulatory surgery practice of ECG Management Consultants, a national healthcare management consulting firm. In this role, he works with ASC and health system clients focusing on surgery strategies including M&A transaction and integration services, value creation through payor contracting as well as service line and specialty expansion. Prior to joining ECG, Mr. Hignite served as director of managed care at Surgical Care Affiliates. He has also previously held roles with UnitedHealthcare and Humana in network management and provider contracting capacities.
Syed Ahmed Hussain, MD. Regional CMO of Trinity Health of New England (Hartford, Conn.). Dr. Hussain took on the role of regional CMO of Trinity Health System of New England in August 2018 after serving as CMO of Detroit Medical Center Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital. As the former CMO of Detroit Medical Center Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital, Dr. Hussain oversaw the medical staff for Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital in Commerce Charter Township, Mich., and Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit, with nearly 570 beds combined. Dr. Hussain is also the medical director for international services at DMC and Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. In his current role, Dr. Hussain guides nearly 1,100 residents and fellows at DMC through its resident engagement program, which aims to improve safety and quality. Tenet took note of his leadership and quality initiatives, offering him the opportunity to spearhead an enterprisewide effort involving 70 acute care hospitals across the nation.
Nicholas Janiga. Partner at HealthCare Appraisers (Denver). Passionate about the healthcare industry, Mr. Janiga has been widely published and is regularly called on to provide expert testimony in depositions and trial settings and to address industry groups and associations. The youngest partner at his firm, he has consulted with organizations across the healthcare and life sciences spectrum including legal and investment entities. He is a member of many industry associations including American Health Lawyers Association, American Society of Appraisers, Ambulatory Surgery Center Association and Physician Hospitals Of America.
Trisha Jungels, BSN, RN. CNO of Jamestown (N.D.) Regional Medical Center. Ms. Jungels is CNO and vice president of clinical services at Jamestown Regional Medical Center, which includes around 35 local physicians, as well as a range of visiting specialists. She brings more than 10 years of professional nursing experience to her roles. Since becoming CNO and vice president of clinical services in 2013, Ms. Jungels has led successful efforts at the hospital with her budgeting and staffing abilities. Ms. Jungels’ prior experience is in the home health arena; she has held various positions throughout her career, allowing her to build stronger bonds with patients. Her success helped land the medical center on iVantage’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list six years in a row.
Kaustubh Kale. Founder and CEO of Aventusoft (Boca Raton, Fla.). Since creating Aventusoft, a research and development company, in 2013, Mr. Kale has developed two innovative platform technologies for communication disorders and cardiac health patients. His past developments and advances earned him multimillion-dollar federal grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Today, Mr. Kale’s portfolio is filled with 13 patents and nine publications. All of his success comes after a 10-year career as a principal staff software engineer at Motorola. There, he was a mobile health team leader and coordinated the design of new protocol for wireless communication.
Peter Kelly. Senior Director of Value-based Programs at CareMount Medical (Chappaqua, N.Y). As senior director of value-based programs at risk-based contract performance company CareMount ACO, Mr. Kelly oversees approximately 525 physicians and advanced practice professionals practicing through CareMount Medical. In his additional role as senior director of value-based programs development, Mr. Kelly spearheads business development for New York’s largest independent multispecialty medical group, which treats more than 550,000 patients at 40-plus locations. Mr. Kelly’s success as a leader positioned him to serve on the ACO’s policy committee. He also participates in the ACO Collaborative, a Washington, D.C.-based consortium that advocates for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act policies.
Brett Kindle, MD. Sports Medicine Specialists at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine (Gulf Breeze, Fla.). At the Andrews Institute, which comprises 30 affiliated physicians, Dr. Kindle leads diagnostic imaging modalities and regenerative medicine efforts. In addition to his work at the Andrews Institute, Dr. Kindle is the medical director for EXOS Florida, a performance training facility. He serves as a team physician for the Pensacola (Fla.) Blue Wahoos and works closely with NFL combine athletes. Dr. Kindle’s extensive training includes a fellowship under James Andrews, MD, a renowned sports medicine physician and founder of Andrews Institute.
Burke Kline, PhD. CEO of Greeley County Health Services (Tribune, Kan.). Dr. Kline was named CEO of Greeley County Health Services in October 2016. As CEO of the 18-bed critical access hospital that includes two rural clinics and long-term care services, Dr. Kline has made efforts to remodel the hospital and bring in new physicians, including one during his first year as CEO. Prior to his current role, Dr. Kline spent three years serving as associate administrator of Pawnee County Memorial Hospital, a 17-bed critical access hospital in Pawnee City, Neb.
Rachael Kobb. Government Relations Manager of Orlando (Fla.) Health. As the government relations manager of a nonprofit health system that includes a physician practice network, hospitals and outpatient centers, Ms. Kobb spends time lobbying for healthcare policy and finance issues. For the last five years, she has played an important role in expanding care for her community and currently serves on the Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council. Her work developing advocacy efforts for the Florida Hospital Association and Safety Net Hospital Alliance landed her on the Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list.
Phil Koovakada. CEO of NMC Health Network (Nacogdoches, Texas). Prior to his current role, Mr. Koovakada served as COO at Nacogdoches Medical Center. He played an integral role in improving clinical outcomes, patient and employee satisfaction, and financial success at the hospital before being named CEO in March 2018. Mr. Koovakada has extensive experience in leadership positions. Prior to joining Nacogdoches, he spent time serving as director of cardiovascular services at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., among other positions.
Brittany Lavis. CFO of Placentia-Linda Hospital (Placentia, Calif.). Ms. Lavis is among the youngest people to ascend to the CFO position of a Tenet Healthcare hospital in her role at Placentia-Linda Hospital. Ms. Lavis was elected to serve as group CFO of Tenet’s Southern California hospitals. Before her current position, Ms. Lavis held various positions escalating in leadership, including assistant CFO at Atlanta Medical Center and controller of operations and finance at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill, S.C.
Ryan Lee. COO of West Boca (Fla.) Medical Center. Mr. Lee oversees the day-to-day operations and implements clinical initiatives at West Boca Medical Center, a hospital owned by Tenet Healthcare. Mr. Lee, who is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, previously served as associate administrator at Hardeeville, S.C.-based Coastal Carolina Hospital, where he helped execute several capital projects, including the expansion of the hospital’s women’s pavilion, the addition of an MRI suite and operating room upgrades. He holds a master’s in health administration from Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina.
Dana Levin-Robinson. Chief of Staff of VirtualHealth (New York City). Ms. Levin-Robinson moved to the U.S. from Israel at age 18 to pursue her dream of improving healthcare — and she’s done just that. Ms. Levin-Robinson is now a leader in the healthcare IT industry serving as chief of staff at VirtualHealth, a startup helping providers transition to value-based care by focusing on population health management and care management technologies. In her role, she oversees the company’s operations, business development, staff training and external communications. Ms. Levin-Robinson previously worked at a healthcare advertising agency, Patients and Purpose, where she led multiple national product launches, and digital health media company Outcome Health, where she served as senior marketing manager.
Kate Liebelt. Precision Medicine & Supply Chain Management Consultant at Deloitte Consulting (Chicago). Ms. Liebelt is a precision medicine and healthcare supply chain consultant at Deloitte Consulting with more than 15 years of experience in pharmaceutical and medical device research and development as well as technology transfer and IP commercialization. She served as chief of staff to three national healthcare practice leaders at Deloitte Consulting from 2012 to 2018, where she supported practice operations, investments and strategic initiatives around innovation and global healthcare. Beyond her work at Deloitte, Ms. Liebelt serves on the Harvard Medical School Task Force on Financing Medical Education, charged with providing HMS with insight and innovative approaches to provide the broadest possible access to the medical school for the next generation.
Daniel Listi. COO of Valley Baptist Medical Center – Harlingen (Texas). Mr. Listi joined Valley Baptist Medical Center, owned by Tenet Healthcare, as chief business development officer in December 2011, and was tasked with growing the hospital’s regional presence. After about four years in that role, Mr. Listi was promoted to COO, a position in which he oversees quality, safety and day-to-day operations at the hospital. He is also the market COO for Tenet’s six El Paso/Rio Grande Valley hospitals. Mr. Listi has a master’s in healthcare administration from College Station-based Texas A&M University.
Robert Lord. President and Co-founder of Protenus (Baltimore). Mr. Lord’s startup is focused on protecting patients and the nation’s healthcare systems through its software that detects and prevents privacy breaches. His path to co-founding Protenus started when he was a medical degree candidate at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he recognized a market need to better protect patient privacy — especially with the rise of the EHR. Protenus became wildly successful, ranking among the 10 best tech startups in Baltimore by Insight Success. One of Mr. Lord’s biggest accomplishments in 2017 was the launch of the Protenus drug diversion analytics platform, which uses artificial intelligence to detect when hospital staff misuses controlled substances.
Ann Lucena. CEO of San Ramon (Calif.) Regional Medical Center. Prior to becoming chief executive of San Ramon in April 2018, Ms. Lucena served as senior director and chief of staff for Tenet Healthcare’s hospital operations team, where she implemented Tenet’s strategy and helped team members execute strategic initiatives. She is very active in the health system, serving on Tenet’s foundation board and on the health system’s fund committee and benefits administration committee. Ms. Lucena holds a master’s in business administration from Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard Business School, where she was president of the Latino Student Organization and a volunteer consultant for the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Tara McCoy. CEO of Good Samaritan Medical Center (West Palm Beach, Fla.). In her current role, Ms. McCoy oversees all strategic, operational and clinical activities at the hospital. Prior to her chief executive position, Ms. McCoy spent five years as the service line administrator for Tenet Healthcare’s Florida market, where she developed the heart and vascular network that elevated Tenet as a cardiovascular leader in the region. Before joining Tenet, Ms. McCoy served as administrator of physician practices and outpatient services for Weston-based Cleveland Clinic Florida and director of operations improvement for Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America.
Santosh Mohan. Head of Platform and More Disruption Please Ecosystem at athenahealth (Watertown, Mass.). Mr. Mohan spent time as a digital solutions management fellow at Stanford (Calif.) Health Care and helped the organization achieve EMR Adoption Model Stage 7 inpatient and outpatient validations before taking on his current role as the head of More Disruption Please Labs at athenahealth. A proven leader in the health IT space, Mr. Mohan is a Duke Fuqua Scholar in clinical informatics and received the HIMSS Founders Leadership Award in 2017. Mr. Mohan is also a past chair of the HIMSS Innovation Committee and a current member of the HIMSS User Experience Committee.
Juan Molina. Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at CareCloud (Miami). In his role at CareCloud, an open cloud-based healthcare platform, Mr. Molina drives initiatives that support the organization’s strategy and accelerate the adoption of CareCloud in healthcare. One of Mr. Molina’s notable feats was establishing partnerships with PNC Bank and First Data Corporation to help bring financial technologies to healthcare, including e-commerce, retail and new payment methods that would improve patient outcomes and business growth. Before his chief strategy position, Mr. Molina served as director of sales at CareCloud and was on the founding team of both CareCloud and Avisena, a revenue cycle and practice management solutions company.
Annette Morgan. Vice President of Wellness and Retail Sales at Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). In her current role as vice president of wellness and retail sails at Providence St. Joseph Health, Ms. Morgan serves the nation’s third-largest health system by bed count with 4,062 licensed beds. She oversees the health system’s wellness strategy and business development and guides the organization’s search for new sustainable sources of revenue to invest in. She is responsible for developing retail wellness centers, which bring personalized medical, lifestyle and fitness services to patients outside of the hospital setting. Ms. Morgan has grown this service line, which is focused on population health, from three centers to 11. Before becoming vice president of wellness, Ms. Morgan was executive director of strategic services at Providence St. Joseph Health.
Sophia Morris. Vice President of Account Management at Aya Healthcare (San Diego). Ms. Morris oversees Aya Healthcare’s client services team, facility contracts and business development. In addition, she leads the company’s account managers and account coordinators. In the last several years her team has grown 1,600 percent and in the last year, 75 percent of her team was promoted at least one level. She has been involved in several initiatives at Aya Healthcare, a privately owned travel nurse staffing and workforce solutions provider in the U.S. Some of those initiatives included developing roles and defined promotion paths so that her team could adapt to the rapidly changing environment; establishing a mentorship program for recruiters and account managers; and creating a training program for all employees.
Debraj Mukherjee, MD. Director of Neurosurgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital (Baltimore). Dr. Mukherjee is tasked with creating a top-notch neurosurgical oncology program that can treat both intrinsic and metastatic tumors. He builds interdisciplinary teams of surgeons and administrators and puts together the clinical research portfolio to optimize operations, advance research and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Mukherjee received his medical degree from Hanover, N.H.-based Dartmouth Medical School, where he was named a C. Everett Koop Scholar, Rhodes Scholar finalist and a Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society member. He also received the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award, which recognizes a select group of physicians who exemplify the medical profession’s values.
Jacob Myers. CEO and Co-founder of MedPilot (New York City). Mr. Myers’ patient engagement platform streamlines billing and collections to enhance the patient payment experience and improve provider’s bottom lines. In his role, Mr. Myers is responsible for MedPilot’s growth, client relations and fundraising strategy. Under his guidance, the company has grown into a leading platform working with a multitude of large providers, practice management systems and revenue cycle companies to transform the patient financial experience. He previously served as a revenue cycle management consultant at Healthcare MCR.
Dr. Jean Nehme. Co-founder, CEO of Touch Surgery (London, UK & New York City). Dr. Nehme, earned his medical degree in plastic surgery at Imperial College London, where he co-founded Touch Surgery, a mobile platform for surgical training. Dr. Nehme won the London Business School Deloitte Digital Health Award in 2015 and the Founders Forum Singapore Rising Star award for his work in using artificial intelligence to create a virtual reality simulation for physicians-in-training.
Ben Nguyen. Director of Sidebench Health (Culver City, Calif.). Throughout his career, Mr. Nguyen has been an innovator. He started healthcare technology consulting firm Sidebench Health’s healthcare practice and co-created a first-in-kind product with the American Heart Association. He also teamed with Crossfit’s co-founder to launch Manifest, an athletic training program, and serves as a guest lecturer at Los Angeles-based USC Marshall as well as Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Sarah Nunnelly. COO of Princeton Baptist Medical Center (Birmingham, Ala.). Ms. Nunnelly became COO of Princeton Baptist Medical Center in 2014. She is tasked with overseeing clinical and nonclinical areas of the hospital. Under her leadership, the hospital opened a structural heart and valve center to offer patients new treatment for cardio-related diseases. In 2014, Ms. Nunnelly won the University of Alabama Birmingham School of Health’s Young Alumni Achievement Award. She previously served as assistant administrator as well as the director of operations and business development at Princeton Baptist Medical Center.
Christina Oh. CEO of Placentia (Calif.) Linda Hospital. Ms. Oh is the CEO of Placentia-Linda Hospital, which is under the Tenet Healthcare umbrella. Ms. Oh joined Tenet in 2008, serving in several physician development roles for Hardeeville, S.C.-based Coastal Carolina Hospital and Hilton Head (S.C.) as well as COO for Rock Hill, S.C.-based Piedmont Medical Center, before assuming the CEO role at Placentia-Linda. In her COO role at Tenet’s Piedmont hospital, she helped execute several expansion and upgrade projects, including the construction of the York Imaging Center as well as patient room renovations in the hospital’s main tower. Under her leadership, Placentia-Linda earned top patient safety grades from Leapfrog.
Russell Olsen. Vice President of Innovation and Product Management of WebPT (Phoenix). Mr. Olsen brings extensive experience in healthcare and growth companies to his role at WebPT, a rehabilitation therapy software platform. He is responsible for category design, product management, user experience and product discovery. Since he started at WebPT in 2017, the company has launched two products and acquired two others to enhance patient care. Prior to WebPT, Mr. Olsen worked as an offering leader at IBM Watson Health; vice president of innovation and project management at Phytel; CIO and vice president of product management at MDdatacor and as a senior IT auditor at Ernst & Young.
Jeffrey Patterson. CEO of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Heart Hospital (Phoenix). Mr. Patterson was CEO of Nacogdoches (Texas) Medical Center and COO of Palm Springs, Calif.-based Desert Regional Medical Center before becoming CEO of Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Heart Hospital, both Tenet facilities. During his tenure at Nacogdoches, the hospital opened a Level 2 NICU and achieved The Joint Commission’s certifications for chest pain, advanced primary stroke and total joint replacement programs.
Dawn Plested. COO of Federal Urban Health Network (St. Paul, Minn.). Ms. Plested is responsible for guiding the Federal Urban Health Network’s mission and leading its strategic, operational and financial goals. She has a track record of success in operations, revenue cycle, marketing and government relations. Before joining FUHN, Ms. Plested was director of operations at Staples, Minn.-based Lakewood Health System and CEO of Plested Healthcare Consulting.
Maulik Purohit, MD. Senior Vice President and CMIO of University Health System (San Antonio). Before joining University Health System, Dr. Purohit was recruited by the U.S. Defense Department to lead the creation of a brain injury center that would seamlessly combine integrative medicine modalities with standard care treatment for brain injuries. He built the program from zero funding to achieve $7 million to $9 million in grant funding over four years and include more than 10 clinical trials. At University Health System, Dr. Purohit implements IT products for the health system and provides strategy on integrating clinical operations, IT and quality departments.
Chat Razdan. Co-founder and CEO of Care+Wear (New York City). Mr. Razdan sets company direction and strategy for Care+Wear, a company founded in 2014 that creates healthwear to improve the patient and caregiver experience. He laid the groundwork for the company’s initial products and is engaged with company fundraising, capital expenditures, major enterprise sales and investor management. He has formed partnerships with the American Cancer Society, Stand Up to Cancer, MLB and the NBA. Before founding Care+Wear, Mr. Razdan was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.
Sunitha Reddy, MBA, MPH. Vice President of Operations at Prime Healthcare (Ontario, Calif.). Ms. Reddy drives innovation at Prime Healthcare and directs the 45-hospital system’s operational strategy and initiatives. Throughout her tenure, she has improved the supply chain, revenue cycle, acquisition strategy and corporate processes. Before joining Prime, she was a consultant in strategy and operations for GE Healthcare Camden Group where she led strategic planning engagement for a six-hospital system and promoted physician engagement.
Iyah Romm. Co-founder and CEO of Cityblock Health (New York City). Mr. Romm is founding CEO of Cityblock Health, a spinoff of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs that aims to improve the health of urban communities. The company provides qualified Medicare and Medicaid patients with access to high value, personalized healthcare services in a fully capitated environment. Mr. Romm leads the company’s development of high-growth, scalable tech-enabled services to tackle problems in healthcare. He previously served as chief transformation officer and vice president of clinical operations at Commonwealth Care Alliance, a nonprofit health plan and integrated service delivery system.
Gino Santorio. COO of Broward Health (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Mr. Santorio is responsible for the daily operations of Broward Health, a 1,529-bed organization with 8,430 employees and 1,399 clinicians on the active medical staff. He ensures proper operational controls are in place systemwide and sets comprehensive goals for the health system to maximize performance. Before joining Broward Health, Mr. Santorio was senior vice president and CEO of North Miami Beach, Fla.-based Jackson North Medical Center, a 382-bed acute care facility where he was part of a team that executed projects for $148 million worth of expenses and reductions.
Anand Shah, MD. CMO of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Washington, D.C.). Dr. Shah leads medical and science policy development at the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. He focuses on developing consumer-directed care, physician specialty models and prescription drug models as well as strategies to combat the opioid crisis. He is at the forefront of developing value-based care changes to the Medicare program.
Tanya Sharp. President and CEO of Boone County Health Center (Albion, Neb.). Ms. Sharp manages the day-to-day operations of Boone County Health Center and its entities to ensure a sound fiscal operation. She also heads the organization’s leadership team in developing, prioritizing and executing short- and long-term projects, strategic planning and growth objectives. She’s now overseeing the health center’s effort to build a local clinic. Before she was CEO, Ms. Sharp was the system’s CFO for two years.
Abhinav Shashank. CEO of Innovaccer (San Francisco). Mr. Shashank has led Innovaccer, a healthcare data platform company, since its inception in 2012. With more than 25 healthcare organizations as customers, Mr. Shashank presided over tremendous company growth; Innovaccer now has at least 300 million streamlined data points. The company’s year-over-year revenue growth has reached 400 percent, and as a result, Mr. Shashank earned a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 list. Economic Times also named Mr. Shashank to its Founders to Look Out For in 2016 list.
David Singer. General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for EmergeOrtho (Durham, N.C.). As the chief compliance officer and general counsel for EmergeOrtho, a large orthopedic group practice, Mr. Singer oversees all aspects of the legal and compliance team. He created and manages the company’s legal department and corporate compliance program. He also provided general counseling to EmergeOrtho through the North Carolina-based company’s statewide merger. Prior to joining EmergeOrtho, Mr. Singer was chief counsel for Maxim Healthcare Services.
Kari Smith. Director of Revenue Cycle Integrity Management at NSN Revenue Resources (Tampa, Fla.). Ms. Smith oversees all operations related to coding and billing at NSN Revenue Resources. She is quick to find trends and identify opportunities to maximize revenue potential. Before assuming her current role, Ms. Smith gained experience as a billing manager, coding and billing specialist and a medical claims biller at Sierra Vista Surgery Center in Reno, Nev.
Kate Sommerfeld. President of the Social Determinants of Health Institute of ProMedica (Toledo, Ohio). Ms. Sommerfeld was executive director of the Wood County United Way in Bowling Green, Ohio, and corporate director of the Social Determinants of Health Institute at ProMedica before being promoted to president of the institute. She is responsible for driving the institute’s mission, financial management, data analytics and policy objectives. She cultivates strategic partnerships locally and nationally and shares best practices for clinical innovation. She has experience securing funds for large projects, including ProMedica’s $50 million commitment to neighborhood revitalization made in 2017.
Brian Sterud. CIO of Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, Neb.). Mr. Sterud is the CIO of Faith Regional Health Services, overseeing IT and cybersecurity initiatives for the health system. In 2017, he was named the Nebraska HIMSS visionary of the year after leading his second organization through HIMSS Stage 6 implementation. Before joining Faith Regional, Mr. Sterud was director of IT at Brookings (S.D.) Health System.
John Stewart. Vice President of Millennium Medical Management and Surgery Center of Viera (Melbourne, Fla.). Mr. Stewart is responsible for the operations of Millennium Medical Management, which includes Deuk Spine Institute, Surgery Center of Viera and Viera Health and Wellness. During his tenure, Mr. Stewart has led the company through 285 percent year-over-year revenue growth and 50 percent increase in new patient visits through the practice. The group grew from two physicians to 10 in less than four years and has developed six additional practices.
Nicholas Tejeda. Market CEO of the Hospitals of Providence, Transmountain and Sierra Campuses (El Paso, Texas). In 2016, Tenet charged Mr. Tejeda with overseeing the health system’s first teaching hospital in El Paso, a $200 million project. In his current role as market CEO for the Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, Mr. Tejeda is tasked with capturing market opportunities for improved operational efficiency and effectiveness. He also aims to drive more value for patients. He has previous experience as CEO of Doctors Hospital of Manteca (Calif.), and he is the immediate past president of the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives.
Anncy Thomas, MD. CIO of Episcopal Health Services (Far Rockaway, N.Y.). Dr. Thomas leads the information technology and services team at Episcopal Health Services where she is responsible for developing an innovative, scalable and secure environment. She began her tenure as a family medicine resident at EHS, where she developed a commitment to the hospital and its community. She began taking informatics courses during her residency and used her IT knowledge to improve sustainable workflows and the physician experience using the EMR. Before her current role, Dr. Thomas was CMIO of the system.
Ashley Thompson. Government and External Affairs Liaison for UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa). Ms. Thompson leads advocacy and public policy engagement efforts for UnityPoint Health as the government and external affairs liaison. She focuses on ensuring Medicaid patients and those with behavioral health, substance abuse disorders and chronic medical needs have access to care and community-based support. She also supports the health system’s five affiliated UnityPoint Health Community Mental Health Centers and 18 affiliated critical access and rural hospitals. Ms. Thompson joined UnityPoint Health in 2012 as the lead communications specialist for UnityPoint Accountable Care, which serves 325,000 patients, and became director of patient and community partner engagement for two of the system’s hospitals before being promoted to her current role.
Nazanin Tondravi. Director of Regulatory Affairs at Memorial Healthcare System (Hollywood, Fla.). Ms. Tondravi is responsible for licensing and accreditation for about 1,800 beds in five hospitals, ASCs, ambulatory programs and a nursing home as director of regulatory affairs at Memorial Healthcare System. She previously worked for The Joint Commission, where she gained expertise in accreditation and compliance. In addition to her responsibilities at Memorial Healthcare, Ms. Tondravi is a board member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Shoshana Ungerleider, MD. Founder of End Well Symposium (San Francisco). Dr. Ungerleider is an advocate for end-of-life care, founding End Well Symposium, an event designed to address end-of-life issues in the multidisciplinary community, and the Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund, which supports innovative programs that further palliative care education. In addition to her entrepreneurial ventures, Dr. Ungerleider serves on the teaching faculty for Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and sits on the foundation board of trustees. The San Francisco Business Times honored Dr. Ungerleider with its local 40 Under 40 Award.
Holly Winters. Senior Director of Client Operations, Midwest Region of NSN Revenue Resources (Tampa, Fla.). Ms. Winters has expertise in revenue cycle management and has increased opportunities for NSN Revenue Resources’ ASC clients as the senior director of client operations. She has a particular knack for excellent customer service for patients and ASCs, and can ensure clean claims in a timely manner. Before her current role, Ms. Winters served as director of client operations, revenue cycle manager and patient collections manager with NSN.
Madison Workman. COO of Coral Gables (Fla.) Hospital. Mr. Workman is an integral part of the management team that oversees the 245-bed acute care hospital. He is responsible for implementing all operational goals and assisting in the hospital’s strategic initiatives. Before joining Coral Gables in 2017, Mr. Workman served as an assistant administrator at North Shore Medical Center, a 337-bed hospital, and was involved in the operations and financial management of the hospital’s lab and radiology services.
Andrew Zwers. Vice President-Group Operations of PIH Health (Whittier, Calif.). Mr. Zwers oversees the daily operations and sets strategic growth priorities for PIH Health, an integrated healthcare delivery network. The organization includes a large multispecialty medical group with a $160 million operating budget and about 180 providers. Over the last year, Mr. Zwers has decreased operating expenses by 11 percent and implemented a strategic physician recruitment and acquisition plan that increased the number of physicians by 18 percent. He also oversaw the development of the group’s urgent care strategy, which brings in 20,000 new patient visits annually.
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