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Baptist Well being South Florida
Tony Ambrozie was employed to develop into Baptist Well being South Florida’s inaugural senior vice chairman and chief digital officer.
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Tony Ambrozie (Baptist Well being South Florida)Ambrozie was most lately senior vice chairman, know-how and digital at The Walt Disney Firm, the place he oversaw digital and core programs and applied sciences, engineering, knowledge analytics and machine studying for Disney parks, shopper merchandise, video games and publishing.
He additionally beforehand served as vice chairman for digital platform applied sciences at American Categorical.
He’ll tackle the brand new function Oct. 1.
“Our digital transformation initiatives, under Tony’s leadership, will revolutionize how patients seek and receive care, as well as how our clinicians are able to deliver that care,” stated Brian E. Keeley, Baptist Well being’s president and CEO, in an announcement.
Independence Well being Group
Dan Hilferty plans to retire from his function as CEO of Philadelphia-based Independence Well being Group.
Greg Deavens, who beforehand served as govt vice chairman, chief monetary officer and treasurer for the well being plan, will assume the function of president and CEO efficient Jan. 1.Hilferty was CEO for 10 years, throughout which the well being insurer grew to have greater than 11,500 workers. He was credited with establishing the trail for AmeriHealth Caritas to develop into a nationwide chief in Medicaid managed care by increasing protection to markets outdoors Pennsylvania, establishing value-based care models and main the initiative to accomplice with Comcast in a three way partnership to create Quil Well being, a consumer-focused healthcare platform.
Greg Deavens(Independence)He’ll proceed to serve in an advisory capability via the top of 2022, officers stated in a launch.
Deavens directs all monetary features for the corporate and its subsidiaries. He led the corporate’s latest buy of its company headquarters constructing and directed the design/construct of the Independence Heart for Innovation. He serves as a member of the board for Independence subsidiaries AmeriHealth Caritas and Tandigm Well being.
Previous to Independence, Deavens was with Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance coverage Firm.
Cambia Well being
Marion Sofa (Cambia HealthSolutions)
Marion Sofa was named senior vice chairman and chief medical officer of Cambia Well being Options. She’s going to lead medical enterprise and technique for Cambia, with a give attention to creating revolutionary supplier partnerships.
Earlier than Cambia, Sofa was the senior medical adviser reporting on to the chief of the Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Providers. She additionally served as chairwoman of the Indiana College Well being Doctor Board.
Sofa will start the function Oct. 1.
Attempt Well being
David Thornton was employed by Attempt Well being to be chief folks officer.
David Thornton(Attempt Well being)Thornton will lead the corporate’s work attracting, growing and retaining expertise. He was most lately at Evolent Well being, the place he served as chief expertise officer and helped develop the corporate from 20 to over 3,500 folks. He was additionally beforehand with AOL for eight years.
“As Strive continues its mission to transform kidney care, we need a strong team in place to enhance the patient journey,” stated Chris Riopelle, CEO of Attempt Well being, in an announcement. “We are growing rapidly, especially our field clinical teams, and need someone to lead this expansion in a way that protects and scales our culture, nurturing our team members as we work to improve patient outcomes and experiences. We are excited to welcome David.”
> Windfall signed on Derek Streat and Sean O’Connor as new entrepreneurs-in-residence inside its Digital Innovation Group.
> FundamentalVR, which makes use of immersive know-how to enhance the way in which surgeons are educated, introduced Allan May as firm chairman.
> PDI, which produces an infection prevention merchandise and options, introduced the appointment of Michael Yang as senior vice chairman of R&D.