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Congrats to This Year's PrimeMovers

By Michelle Ponte  
   December 20, 2018

Healthcare executives that are transforming healthcare financially, clinically and operationally

 

Winner: University of Texas Medical Branch – Gulshan Sharma, MD, chief medical and clinical innovation officer

In 2016, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), which includes four hospitals and is a member of Texas Medical Center, ranked a dismal 76th out of 102 other academic medical centers in a quality and accountability ranking study. The study looked at mortality, efficiency, safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, and equity measures. Gulshan Sharma, MD, chief medical and clinical innovation officer, knew that Galveston, Texas–based UTMB could do better and helped lead a successful transformation in the face of multiple challenges. Read the complete profile ...

Winner: Houston Methodist Coordinated Care - Julia Andrieni, MD, FACP, vice president population health and primary care, and president and CEO of HMCC

"Our first year was a real journey for our health system and our ACO team," says Julia Andrieni, MD, FACP, vice president population health and primary care, and president and CEO of HMCC. "Our HMCC team is known for their dedication and data-driven approach to innovation. HMCC took risk in an MSSP Track 3 program, which drove transformative change on a system level." Read the complete profile ...

Winner: New Bridge Medical Center – Deborah Visconi, president and CEO

In October 2017, Deborah Visconi became New Bridge Medical Center's first president and CEO. Visconi was ready to lead the rebirth of the 102-year-old medical center. She brought with her 25 years of experience in healthcare and a successful run as director of operations at Morristown Medical Center, where she was instrumental in helping improve operating margin by 2%, reduce cost per adjusted patient day by 10%, and save $3 million in supply chain costs. Read the complete profile ...

Winner: Kaleida Health – Cheryl Klass, MBA, BSN, RN, executive vice president and chief nursing executive

Senior leadership knew the future success of Kaleida Health depended on leading from the bedside and ensuring high-quality patient care. This meant having a well-trained, high-performing, and engaged nurse workforce. Strong nursing leadership was essential. Most importantly, Kaleida Health needed a nurse leader who could successfully oversee a complete transformation. Cheryl Klass, MBA, BSN, RN, was this person. Read the complete profile ...

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