CommonSpirit Health announces a new chief strategy officer, Texas Children's Hospital is seeking a new president for the first time in decades, and other leaders take new roles.
Loressa Cole, the CEO of ANA Enterprise, is retiring.
Cole has served the ANA Enterprise as CEO since May 2018. ANA Enterprise is the family of organizations that includes the American Nurses Association (ANA), American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation).
“Serving as ANA Enterprise CEO has been the pinnacle of my nursing career,” Cole said in a statement.
“I have been honored to lead a world-class team, which includes the dedicated staff at the ANA Enterprise and hundreds of nurse volunteers, who are completely dedicated to improving the professional lives of our nation’s registered nurses and fulfilling ANA’s vision of ‘a healthy world through the power of nursing.’”
The ANA Board of Directors has created a search committee and selected a search firm, WittKieffer, to support the committee and manage the process of seeking a new CEO.
Jennifer Mensik Kennedy, president of the ANA, said Cole will be “greatly missed.”
“Dr. Cole will be valued and remembered for her professional commitment and elevating the voices of and advocating on behalf of our nation's 4.4 million registered nurses,” she said in a statement.
CommonSpirit Health hires chief strategy officer
Sheri Shapiro has been named the new senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer of CommonSpirit Health.
Shapiro will start in her new role on June 5. She will report to CEO Wright Lassiter, III.
She brings more than two decades of leadership experience. Shapiro joins CommonSpirit from Trinity Health, where she was executive vice president and chief strategy officer.
“Sheri is an inspirational and transformational leader, whose experience guiding strategic initiatives across a broad range of health systems and health care clients makes her an outstanding addition to CommonSpirit’s Executive Leadership Team,” CommonSpirit CEO Wright Lassiter, III said in a statement.
Shapiro began her health care career as a consultant for CSC Healthcare, formerly APM Management Consultants. She later joined The Chartis Group, where she advanced to partner and was a strategic advisor to healthcare executives.
Outside of healthcare, Shapiro held brand and product management roles at Ford Motor Company.
“I’m excited to join the CommonSpirit team to advance its mission and strategic position nationally. It is a pivotal time in the healthcare environment and I look forward to driving growth and transformation that will improve healthcare for the people and communities CommonSpirit serves,” said Shapiro.
Texas Children’s Hospital begins search for new president
For the first time in more than three decades, Texas Children’s Hospital is looking for a new president.
Mark A. Wallace is stepping down as president, but he will continue to serve as chief executive officer of Texas Children’s. He has served as president and CEO for 34 years.
"While we would love for Mark to continue to serve as President and CEO of Texas Children's forever, we acknowledge that the next evolution in leadership needs to begin,” Michael C. Linn, chair of the Texas Children’s Board of Trustees, said in a statement. "We are grateful to have Mark continue to serve at the helm of Texas Children’s as CEO."
Texas Children’s says it will have a flexible timeline as it seeks a new president. The organization has engaged Heidrick & Struggles, an industry leader, to lead the search efforts.
Wallace has served in a leadership role in the Texas Medical Center for 45 years. He says in a statement that serving as CEO “will remain a distinct honor and privilege.”
“I am humbled to be a part of the Texas Children's story, and I am honored to continue serving and supporting the 16,000 faculty and staff whose dedication to our patients and their families is unparalleled," Wallace said in a statement.
UF Health Jacksonville announces new CEO
Patrick Green has been named chief executive officer of UF Health Jacksonville.
Green will join the organization July 10. He has served as executive vice president of Yale New Haven Health, and president and CEO of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London, Connecticut, since 2017.
“It’s an honor and privilege to be joining UF Health Jacksonville at such an exciting time for the organization,” Green said in a statement.
“There never has been a stronger commitment to ensuring a thriving UF Health Jacksonville. I look forward to partnering with our dedicated team and physician colleagues to further advance the mission of UF Health. Together we will improve the health of the communities we serve.”
Green will be replacing Russ Armistead as CEO, who returned to UF Health Jacksonville in 2021 on an interim basis following the death of Leon L. Haley Jr., who served as both CEO of the hospital and dean of the UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville.
Green has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Yale New Haven Health, he served as interim president at Centura Health in Lakewood, Colorado, after holding roles as senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer, and as chief operating officer.
Previously, he held roles as associate chief operating officer at Denver Health and worked at UW Medicine in Seattle.
Scripta Insights appoints two new key leaders
Scripta Insights, a digital health company, recently announced the addition of two new members to its leadership team.
Ferrin Williams has been named the firm’s new chief pharmacy officer. She joins Scripta with more than 15 years of experience in the pharmacy industry.
Her expertise ranges from pharmacy operations and services to innovative clinical programs, pharmacy audit, alternative payer funding, and specialty drugs. Williams most recently served as vice president of pharmacy at Lockton Companies.
Ashley Moyer has been named the company’s new senior vice president of growth.
Moyer brings more than 20 years of business development experience to Scripta after working in the pharmacy benefits and human capital management industries.
Moyer previously served as vice president of plan sponsor business development for Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG), an EPIC company offering drug management solutions.
Scripta Insights, based in Boston, focuses on pharmacy navigation solutions for self-insured employers, health plans and their members.
XSOLIS announces chief financial officer
Rachel Vincion has been named the new chief financial officer of XSOLIS, an artificial intelligence technology.
Vincion brings 25 years of experience in startups and healthcare technology companies. She previously served as chief financial officer at iN2L, which provices content to residents of over 3,700 eldercare centers. She also served as vice president of finance and people at PlayMaker and Qualifacts Systems, Inc.
“It’s an exciting time to be in healthcare and to join XSOLIS, a market leader in artificial intelligence-driven insights and automation – both of which are increasingly important to transition our industry to the next era of digital health,” Vincion said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to applying my experience at XSOLIS, as it scales to meet the growing market demand for more operational efficiency and improved provider-payer dynamics in healthcare.”