Intermountain Healthcare appoints new CEO and more

In other news, MyMichigan Health is hiring a chief medical officer and Northwell Health is selecting a director for a maternal health center.

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

Allen was Intermountain’s chief operating officer. Everyone will succeed Lydia JumonvilleInterim President and CEO of Intermountain, on December 1st. Jumonville will serve as Intermountain’s Executive Sponsor for the integration until the end of 2023, when she plans to retire.

Marc Harrison, who served as Intermountain’s CEO for six years, said in August he would step down. Harrison accepted a new position to lead a healthcare platform business for General Catalyst.

Intermountain, a not-for-profit system, operates 33 hospitals and 385 clinics in seven states. earlier this year, Intermountain completed a merger with SCL Health.

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

“Each of us is privileged to build on Intermountain’s legacy and continue our mission and aspiration to be a model healthcare 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 healthier lives as possible.”

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

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

Mike Leavitt, Chairman of Intermountain’s Board of Trustees and former US Secretary of Health and Human Services, said in a statement, “Rob embodies Intermountain’s values ​​and will provide enduring, serving leadership to the organization. He has always put our patients and caregivers first.”

MyMichigan Health Elects Chief Medical Officer

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

Berg will oversee medical staff, medical education, clinical quality and community health. He reaches Lydia Watsonwho begins her appointment as President and CEO of the Midland-based healthcare system on December 1.

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

“He has a proven track record of leading physicians and has demonstrated his expertise in both clinical and high-quality operations, particularly during the pandemic. dr Berg has a true gift in cultivating relationships with our healthcare providers that impact the quality of care we provide to our patients.”

Berg, a primary care physician, has been with MyMichigan since 2005 and has been 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 taking on this important work and continuing the legacy that Dr. Watson built as a former Chief Medical Officer.”

He also plans to continue caring for patients. “I’ve been a Hospitaller on our Midland campus since March of this year,” he said. “I enjoy my work with direct patient care and look forward to continuing to do so in the future.”

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

Northwell Health Announces Director of Maternal Health Centers

Dawnette Lewis has been named the new Director of Northwell Health’s Center for Maternal Health.

She will lead the center in its mission to reduce maternal mortality. More than four in five maternal deaths are preventable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in September. 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 example of the inequalities that continue to affect the well-being of our nation,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health, in a statement.

“DR. Lewis has long been a leader in efforts to right the injustices that create these deplorable risks,” said Dowling. “We are confident that as we provide the resources and do the work, she will make the center a success to ensure black women and their babies receive the care and attention they need not only to survive but to thrive.”

Lewis has practiced maternal-fetal medicine for more than 20 years. She is also the medical director of the New York State Birth Equity Improvement Project.

“Supporting mothers before, during and after pregnancy is one of society’s highest responsibilities, and Northwell Health is committed to reducing the risks that have unfairly burdened black mothers and their babies,” Lewis said in a statement. “I’m proud to support the healthcare system to meet that commitment and ensure all women have the tools they need to stay safe while bringing life into the world.”

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

The Texas health system announces a new president

Kimberly Shaw has been selected as President of St. Joseph Health, which operates five hospitals in Texas.

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

Shaw has over 30 years of healthcare leadership experience, including Catholic and religious hospitals within CommonSpirit Health. She has served as President of Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican San Martin in Las Vegas, Nevada for the past three years.

“I look forward to returning to Texas, where my family roots are deep, in this important role with a healthcare system as impactful as St. Luke’s Health,” Shaw said in a statement. “I look forward to working with the compassionate care team at St. Joseph Health to continue to provide the quality compassionate care our communities deserve and expect.”

St. Luke’s Health CEO Doug Lawson said he has “utmost confidence” in Shaw’s leadership abilities.

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

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

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