Health Current Announces
Board of Directors
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
Jim Walsh is now the executive director of the Arizona ACO, Health Choice Preferred Arizona. Walsh previously worked as the senior director of operations for Health Choice Insurance Co.
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Maire Simington, Ph.D, recently left Banner Health where she spent the last 16 years in strategic clinical improvement work. Marie has taken a new position as a faculty member at the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus. There, she is teaching in the health policy and strategic planning in the Executive Masters of Healthcare...Arizona Comings & Goings
Jacob Golic was promoted from interim chief executive officer to CEO of Mountain Vista Medical Center, an IASIS hospital located in Mesa. He was formerly the COO for Mountain Vista.Arizona Comings & Goings
Brian Appavu, MD, has joined Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s as a neurointensivist and epileptologist. A former resident at PCH and Barrow at Phoenix Children’s, Dr. Appavu recently completed a neurophysicology fellowship in pediatric epilepsy from Columbia University Medical Center.Arizona Comings & Goings
Diana Alvarez joined Health Choice as it's vice president of president of training, marketing and outreach. Alvarez previously worked as the director of compliance at the now defunct AHCCCS managed care organization, Phoenix Health Plan, a subsidy of Tenet.Arizona Comings & Goings
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona welcomes Nirali Soni as the plan's new Pharmacy Director. Soni, with over 15 years of pharmaceutical experience, is a graduate from University of Illinois, and was previously with Care1st of Arizona.Arizona Comings & Goings
Virgina Chavis, PhD, joined Arizona Care Network (ACN) in the newly-created role of director of analytics. Chavis most recently served as senior clinical informatics analyst for Aetna, where she managed the team responsible for transforming the clinical practices of more than 2,500 providers to a new value based care model.
Chavis...Arizona Comings & Goings
A week after the start of the fall season Dennis Laraway will assume his new role overseeing the fiscal fitness of the largest health system in the valley.
From 2002 to 2006 Laraway served vice president and CFO for St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and most recently he worked as the executive VP and CFO for Memorial Hermann...Arizona Comings & Goings
Oladiji Vaughan, MD, FAAP, has joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center as a nocturnist-hospitalist. He recently worked as a general pediatrician with Springfield Pediatrics in San Tan Valley and as a pediatric hospitalist at Banner Cardon Children’s Medical Center.
Dr. Vaughan earned...Arizona Comings & Goings
IASIS Healthcare Arizona Market announced that Marty Bakos will be joining IASIS Healthcare as the new Chief Financial Officer at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa.
Bakos has previously served as hospital CFO in Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico and, most recently, Bay Medical Center in Florida. She has a extensive background in the...Arizona Comings & Goings
The jointly owned health plan company will offer employer-based insurance in Arizona's Maricopa and Pinal Counties
Banner Health Network's 14 hospitals and more than 900 primary care physicians will network with Aetna. In addition, Aetna's member site will link to Banner's patient portal, allowing policyholders to search plan...Arizona Comings & Goings
Douglas Watson named Chief Financial Officer for Dignity Health's Arizona Service Area.
Dignity Health’s Arizona service area has named Douglas Watson, as its chief financial officer. In his role, Watson will be responsible for the organization’s financial goals, overseeing the budgeting process, and helping grow services and...Arizona Comings & Goings
Arizona service area includes five acute care hospitals and a number of specialty care centers
Watson will oversee Dignity Health Arizona's financial goals and budgeting processes, while also helping grow services and partnerships.
Mr. Watson recently served as CFO and COO for PeaceHealth Medical Group, the ambulatory services division...Arizona Comings & Goings
Mark Wright, former Chief Executive Officer for Abrazo Medical Group, was named President of Equality Health Network.
Mark previously worked for Insight Imaging where he was the VP of Operations and Business Development for the Southwest region. He oversaw 14 diagnostic imaging centers in Arizona and Nevada which included MRI, CT, PET...