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Allina Health names first chief nursing executive, and more | MED MOVES


Advocate Health appoints a new chief financial officer, and others move into new leadership roles.

D’Andre Carpenter has been named the senior vice president and first system chief nursing executive for Allina Health.

D’Andre Carpenter (Allina Health)

D’Andre Carpenter (Allina Health)

Carpenter will be the top nurse leader for the organization and will be tasked with developing strategies to improve patient satisfaction and retain nurses. He began in his new position on Nov. 27.

“I am honored to be joining Allina Health in this inaugural role and I am committed to furthering the health system’s mission to provide exceptional care to the community,” Carpenter said in a statement.

“I am excited to work with nurse leaders across the healthcare system to build upon the organization’s successes in quality and safety measures, patient care experience and nursing excellence, while continuing to co-create clinical workforce culture focused on the education, development and retention of our nurse professionals.”

Carpenter most recently served as senior vice president, chief system nursing officer for UnityPoint Health in Iowa. He has held leadership positions at Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, and VCU Health System in Richmond, Va.

Lisa Shannon, Allina Health president and CEO, said she’s “thrilled” to have Carpenter in the new position.

“His leadership and expertise will help us continue to elevate the voices of our nurses and support staff across the organization,” Shannon said in a statement. “His passion and commitment to equity and inclusion for our employees and patients will support our response to the changing health care environment, and our work to transform how we deliver care to the communities we serve.”

Brad Clark (Advocate Health)

Brad Clark (Advocate Health)

Advocate Health appoints chief financial officer

Brad Clark has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Advocate Health.

Clark has been serving as interim CFO since August and began in the new role on Dec. 1. He will oversee financial planning, billing, accounting, and supply chain management. He will report directly to Advocate Health CEOs Eugene A. Woods and Jim Skogsbergh.

He previously led Advocate Health’s treasury and financial and planning analytics division. He has more than two decades of experience in healthcare financial management.

“I’ve always been proud to work for a mission-driven organization and am honored to be chosen to lead Advocate Health’s financial operations,” Clark said in a statement. “As a health system with preeminent clinicians, an impressive geographic footprint and an industry-leading track record in community benefit spending, Advocate Health is poised to redefine how, when and where care is delivered.

Clark previously served as senior vice president of financial planning and treasurer of Atrium Health. He formerly served as executive vice president and CFO of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

“As a veteran financial leader in our organization, Brad brings the expertise and skill to move Advocate Health forward, helping us to transform health care and create a better future for each of the communities we serve,” Woods said in a statement. “Brad will be a key player in our continued growth and sustained commitment to making health care more accessible, affordable and innovative for the nearly 6 million patients we serve across six states.”

Sondra Hornsey (VUMC)

Sondra Hornsey (VUMC)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center announces chief privacy officer

Sondra Hornsey has been named the new chief privacy officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

She succeeds Gaye Smith, medical center’s longtime privacy officer, who retired earlier this year. Hornsey takes the role on Dec. 4.

“I am both honored and humbled to join VUMC to serve as chief privacy officer and lead such a well-established privacy program,” Hornsey said in a statement.

“The significance of patient privacy extends beyond the legal and regulatory requirements, as it forms the basis for establishing trust between healthcare providers and those under their care, and I am excited to support and advance the institution’s comprehensive privacy practices in furtherance of its mission, vision, and values.”

Hornsey has been serving as interim chief compliance and privacy officer for Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Hospital. She brings more than 20 years leading privacy and regulatory operations for Stanford and other academic medical centers.

John F. Manning Jr., VUMC’s chief operating officer, hailed Hornsey’s qualifications.

“Maintaining the security and integrity of the data we collect and store is paramount to our organizational success. I am delighted to have someone of Sondra’s experience join our team and look forward to working with her to further strengthen our privacy programs,” Manning said in a statement.

Lovelace Health System appoints new CEO

Troy Greer has been named the new president and chief executive officer of Lovelace Health System in New Mexico.

Greer will begin his new role on Dec. 11. He succeeds David Schultz, who is moving into a new leadership role with Ardent Health Services, Lovelace’s parent company.

He previously served as CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital from 2007 to 2012 and also served as CEO of Lovelace Medical Center and Heart Hospital of New Mexico from 2012 to 2020.

Most recently, Greer has been serving as president and CEO of Boone Health in Columbia, Missouri.

“Albuquerque is a special place and I’m thrilled to return to Lovelace to serve the community and support those on the frontlines,” Greer said in a statement. “It is an exciting time at Lovelace with the advancement of care and technology that is enabling providers and caregivers to better deliver high quality, personalized care across New Mexico and I look forward to building on this positive momentum.”

Schultz was appointed president and CEO of Lovelace Health System earlier this year. Now, he will serve as interim president of hospital operations for Ardent Health Services, which operates 30 hospitals across six states.

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