In an interview with U.S. News & World Report published recently, San Francisco-based Dignity Health President and CEO Lloyd Dean discussed his mission to expand healthcare access to underserved communities and the effect recent efforts to repeal the ACA have had on people’s access to care. Mr. Dean noted housing stability is “so important” to healthcare and cited his upbringing as part of a “welfare family” as the starting point for his interest in healthcare and the study of health disparities between people of different races. Read the highlights of the interview on Becker’s Hospital Review.
Prima Healthcare has officially become part of Mercy Health-Youngstown, announced the Business Journal. “As Prima integrates into the Mercy Health, patients will experience optimized, coordination of care, enhanced communication and experience across all Mercy Health and former Prima points of care, the health care company said in a release. Mercy is the largest provider of health care in the Mahoning Valley. Prima cares for patients in Mahoning and Columbiana counties through its offices in Boardman, Columbiana and Salem. Donald Kline, chief executive officer of Mercy Health-Youngstown, said that the expansion of Mercy’s primary care network, allows the hospital to provide care right where people need it most: close to home.”
“CHRISTUS Health announced that one CEO will lead CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana. Kevin Holland will join the organization as CEO of CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana and will oversee both CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital and CHRISTUS Lake Area Hospital,” reported KPLC. “Robbin Odom, who served as interim CEO of CHRISTUS Lake Area Hospital since last year, will become Chief Nursing Officer of CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana. Donald Lloyd, who has served as president and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Patrick, will depart to pursue other opportunities on Sept. 28. Holland and his family will move to Lake Charles from Jackson County, Mississippi, where he spent almost 20 years with Singing River Health System, serving most recently as its CEO.”
“Renton, Wash.-based Providence Health & Services appointed Lisa Vance CEO of its Oregon region, based in Portland,” announced Becker’s Hospital Review. “Vance will assume her new role Aug 19. She joined Providence 27 years ago, most recently serving as senior vice president of clinical program services for Renton-based Providence St. Joseph Health. Vance succeeds Dave Underriner, who is leaving to serve as president of Oahu-based Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of Hawaii.”