Chutes & Ladders—UVA Health System CEO to NewYork-Presbyterian; Bon Secours creates pop health role

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(Lia Shaked)

Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry. Please submit the good news—or the bad—from your shop, and we will feature it here at the end of each week.

UVA Health System

Pamela Sutton-Wallace, CEO of UVA Health System, will leave the role in November to join New York-Presbyterian Hospital as a senior vice president.

The move was announced just as UVA came under fire for aggressive bill collection practices in an article by Kaiser Health News. Her exit “is in no way related” to the billing and collections problems, James Ryan, UVA’s president, said in a message to employees Tuesday, according to KHN.

Bon Secours Mercy Health 

Jean Haynes 
(Bon Secours Mercy)

Jean Haynes was named to the newly created role of chief population health officer at Bon Secours Mercy Health in Cincinnati.

In the role, Haynes will lead both clinical and nonclinical functions toward population health improvement, driving greater access to care, growth and affordability in healthcare delivery and prevention.

Haynes was most recently chief population health officer of UCHealth in Aurora, Colorado, where she oversaw the creation of a new integrated care network that recruited and contracted with more than 3,600 providers, recruited the leadership team, built the ambulatory care management program and established a post-acute provider network.

Temple University Health System

Larry Kaiser, M.D. 

Larry Kaiser, M.D., is stepping down from his role as CEO of Temple University Health System and dean of Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine at the end of the year. 

At the end of September, Chief Restructuring Officer Stuart McLean will take on the role of acting CEO of the health system while Dean Emeritus John Daly will serve as interim dean of the medical school. Kaiser joined Temple in 2011 and led investments in the creation of a network of ambulatory care centers and the expansion of the medical school. He was formerly president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Doctor On Demand

Robin Cherry Glass was named president and chief commercial officer and David Deane was named vice president of business development at San Francisco-based Doctor on Demand, a virtual care provider.

Officials today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the two new hires to help drive the company’s "next phase of growth"; Glass will focus on guiding the company’s business strategy and driving the success of the entire commercialization team.

She was most recently at Evolent Health, and previously served as director of strategic accounts at Walgreens in the health and wellness division, employer segment. Deane joined Doctor on Demand from TurningPoint Healthcare Solutions where he served as chief growth officer. He was also formerly vice president and general manager of sales at HMS.

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center

Eric Ramos, M.D., was named chief medical officer of MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center. Ramos has been a registered nurse, a physician and an administrator.

In his role at Long Beach Medical Center, Ramos will support the peer review process, administration of the Vanderbilt model rollout in partnership with the medical staff (a program that helps medical centers and physician groups partner to make healthcare kinder, safer and more reliable) and work with the chief of staff on medical staff initiatives.

Most recently, Ramos was division chief medical officer for the HCA Far West Division with responsibility for leading the eight-division hospitals' Clinical Excellence programs and improving all publicly reported metrics.

> Joseph Woodin was named CEO for Copley Medical Center in Vermont. He was formerly an executive at Gifford Medical Center.

> Veteran nursing leader Tamra Minton was named vice president of UPMC International's nursing and quality program.

> Michael Ricks, chief operating officer at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, was named chief executive of Providence Saint John’s Health Center and its renowned John Wayne Cancer Institute.