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Health Current has announced a new Board of Directors following a unanimous vote at the Board of Director's meeting July 25, 2017. The Board of Directors of Health Current, formerly Arizona...Arizona Comings & Goings
Succeeding Greg Vigdor, who served the statewide association since 2013, Alameddin is a third-generation Arizonan and earned her Juris doctorate and health law certificate from Arizona State University before her work developing health policy impacting Arizona hospitals and patients.
Vigdor was well-known for helping pass Medicaid...Arizona Comings & Goings
Arizona's Medicaid agency promoted Shelli Silver to deputy director for health plan operations and named Kristen Challacombe as the agency's deputy director for business operations.
With the agency for more than two decades, Silver was most recently the assistant director for its Division of Health Care Management (DHCM) where...Arizona Comings & Goings
Deanna Wise joined Arizona's largest healthcare system on January 28, she previously was the CIO for Dignity Health.
According to the Banner, Wise will oversee the development and implementation of key technologies and strategies within the organization's information technology division. She joins Banner's executive...Arizona Comings & Goings
Arizona's Medicaid agency will be led by Snyder beginning Jan. 4. She succeeds the retiring Tom Betlach, the longest serving AHCCCS director in the state's history.
Serving as deputy director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) since December of 2017, Snyder isn't new public service, nor to Arizona. She...Arizona Comings & Goings
Long-time assistant, Laura Raymond, has taken a new position as executive staff assistant in the Governor's officer. Raymond served as assistant to AHCCCS Director Tom Betlach. Bethlach is set to retire from his position in January 2019.Arizona Comings & Goings
Matt Horn is now VP of managed care at Steward Healthcare. He was previously the executive director of the Arizona Health Collaborative and director of Banner Health Network's Pioneer ACO.
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Alliance Bank of Arizona/Western Alliance Bank's healthcare group now includes the following team members: Senior VP Matt Gilbreath and VP Greg Kertman with its Healthcare Banking division. Senior VP Brian Scott and VP Jon Brown are with its Healthcare Equipment Leasing division.Arizona Comings & Goings
Jim Whitfill MD, advisor to The Hertel Report and frequent speaker at The State of the State, is now Chief Transformational Officer for HonorHealth. Whitfill will continue as CEO of Lumetis Consulting and will leave his position as CMO for Innovation Care Partners.
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Sandy Marken has been selected as the new chief nursing officer at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, bringing more than 27 years experience in emergency, trauma and pediatric care to the senior leadership role at the West Valley's largest hospital.
Previously, Marken served as the director of the provisional state level one trauma...Arizona Comings & Goings
Banner Health welcomes Chad Whelan, MD, MHSA as chief executive officer of Banner - University Medicine in Tucson.
Dr. Whelan will have oversight of Banner - University Medical Center Tucson, Banner - University Medical Center South, dozens of clinics, the Banner - University Medical Group physician practice plan in Tucson and more...Arizona Comings & Goings
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recently named Michael Groeger vice president of commercial group and specialty sales. In his new role, Groeger will lead BCBSAZ sales team with a focus on growth and the company's steadfast commitment to improving the lives and health of all Arizonans.
Groeger was formerly with Banner|Aetna where he...