At the Hospitals: Aug. 17, 2014
Health Care Analytics Leader Joins Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Lebanon — Dr. Robert A. Greene, a national leader in health care analytics and new payment models, has joined Dartmouth-Hitchcock as executive vice president and chief population management officer. Greene will have accountability and oversight for improving population health.
“This is a critical position as we work to create a sustainable health system that will improve the lives of the people and communities we serve, for generations to come,” Dr. James N. Weinstein, Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and president, said in a recent news release.
Working with clinical and administrative leadership, he will oversee operations for population health management and Accountable Care Organization work across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system, and lead the development and implementation strategies to succeed under population-based reimbursement models. He will also play a key role in employee wellness and population health initiatives, working with programs at D-H and with partners in the community, Dartmouth-Hitchcock said.
Greene comes to Dartmouth-Hitchcock from UnitedHealthcare in Minnetonka, Minn., where he served as Senior Vice President for Innovation and Applied Analytics. In that role, he led the Clinical Analytics Division of UHC, where he was responsible for coordinating clinical performance measurement across the company.
Greene is a 1978 graduate of Harvard College and a 1986 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. In June, he graduated from the Master in Health Care Delivery Science Program at Dartmouth and the Tuck School of Business.
Valley Regional Nurse Certified In Infection Control and Prevention
Claremont — Rebecca Stockwell, a registered nurse at Valley Regional Hospital, recently passed the examination of the Certification Board for Infection Control and is now certified in infection control and prevention.
“Infection control is essential in any hospital setting, and Rebecca has been a tireless advocate for patient safety, ensuring that all staff are trained and knowledgeable in all prevention practices,” Margaret M. Burns, vice president of patient services and chief nursing officer, said in a recent news release. “As a result of her efforts, Valley Regional Hospital and all of our clinics are very safe places to receive care.”
Stockwell has held a variety of nursing leadership and education roles at the hospital since 2009, and currently serves as the hospital’s infection preventionist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is treasurer for the New England Chapter of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control. She lives in Putney, Vt.
Newport Chef Joins Summercrest Senior Living
Newport — William M. Howard, of New London, has joined Summercrest Senior Living as food service director of its senior living community in Newport. In the role, Howard is responsible for the organization’s dining services, including quality assurance programs, menu implementation and staffing.
“Bill is a welcome addition to our team for a few significant reasons,” Stephen Gunnerson, Summercrest administrator, said in a recent news release. “Aside from his positive personality and ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude, Bill brings extensive culinary and management skills to our community which has immediately enhanced our already excellent dining program.”
Howard holds an associate degree in culinary arts from Colorado Institute of Art and a bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta. He apprenticed at the five star Chateau de Divonne in France. Howard is known locally for creating meals with multiple layers of flavors and local ingredients, Summercrest said. He has opened three restaurants in his career, and prior to joining Summercrest was executive chef for Three Tomatoes Trattoria in Lebanon.
A partnership with Valley Regional Healthcare, Summercrest Senior Living is a 55-apartment senior living community with independent living, traditional assisted living, and a separate, secure residential program for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss.
— Compiled by Aimee Caruso