Cleveland Clinic announces its first chief analytics officer, and other leaders take on new roles.
Lilicia Bailey has been named senior executive vice president and chief people officer of CommonSpirit Health.
Bailey began her new role on August 7. She is now a member of the organization’s executive leadership team and reports to CommonSpirit Health CEO Wright Lassiter III.
She joins CommonSpirit from Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, where she served as the chief people officer. She is credited with developing post-pandemic solutions to staffing challenges and raised employee engagement and retention.
“I am delighted to join the CommonSpirit team and work with my colleagues to advance endeavors that evolve how our people engage with the ministry and realize new opportunities to develop even more rewarding careers, as we collectively continue providing the kind of exceptional care our patients deserve and expect,” Bailey said in a statement.
Bailey brings more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience to her role. The system says she will develop human capital strategies to enable growth and greater engagement and innovation.
“Our people are what bring our mission of caring to life every day in all of our care sites across the country,” Lassiter said in a statement.
“I am confident that with Lilicia’s extensive experience leading human resources teams and initiatives and her collaborative leadership style, she will ensure that our people can contribute and feel valued, driving better outcomes and experiences for those we serve in our communities," he added.
Cleveland Clinic hires first chief analytics officer
Albert Marinez has been named the inaugural chief analytics officer of Cleveland Clinic.
Marinez takes his new role beginning on Aug. 28. He’ll be tasked with devising data-driven strategies to improve patient care and help the system grow.
“I look forward to joining the team at Cleveland Clinic and working to advance the use of data and analytics to enhance patient care, while prioritizing privacy and safety in everything we do,” Marinez said in a statement.
Marinez has two decades of experience leading various analytics and data science functions at large health systems and technology service providers. Most recently, Marinez served as the chief analytics officer at Intermountain Health in Salt Lake City.
At Intermountain, he launched the center of excellence for artificial intelligence.
He also held executive leadership roles at Swisslog Healthcare, a pharmacy and transport automation company, and KenSci, a healthcare startup specializing in AI and machine learning. He also held leadership roles at MultiCare Health System in Tacoma, Wash., and AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division in Orlando, Fla.
“As Cleveland Clinic works to responsibly expand our use of healthcare technology and data, we need a leader who will ensure the consistent gathering and application of analytics across our enterprise,” said Rohit Chandra, Cleveland Clinic’s chief data officer.
“Albert has a history of success in driving the analytics strategy for healthcare organizations and is the ideal choice to guide the efforts that will benefit Cleveland Clinic’s patients and caregivers.”
NYC Health + Hospitals appoints chief diversity officer
Ivelesse Mendez-Justiniano was promoted to vice president and chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer of NYC Health + Hospitals.
Mendez-Justiniano previously served as chief learning officer and interim chief of diversity and inclusion.
She has been with the health system since 1994 and has held various leadership roles, including overseeing patient relations, quality management, and graduate medical education.
“NYC Health + Hospitals is one of the most diverse health systems in the country, and I am proud to lead its diversity and inclusion efforts,” Mendez-Justiniano said in a statement. “Every day we continue our journey to make our health system ever more inclusive, so that we can deliver the best, high-quality care possible to our patients.”
Mendez-Justiniano holds a number of leadership roles outside the health system. She serves as an 1199 Trustee, she’s the chairperson for the NYC Board of Education Technical Education Council, and serves on the advisory councils for CUNY Community Colleges, Metropolitan College of New York and NYC College of Technology.
Erlanger Health appoints first female chief medical officer
Erlanger Health has appointed a woman to serve as chief medical officer for the first time in the 130-year history of the system.
Jensen Hyde has been named the chief medical officer of the Tennessee-based system, which operates seven hospitals. Erlanger is also part of the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network.
“I am excited for this new chapter with the exceptional team at Erlanger,” Hyde said in a statement. “Together, we will build upon the strong foundation already in place and strive to achieve new heights in delivering compassionate, personalized, and evidence-based healthcare to our community.”
Previously, Hyde served as chief medical quality officer for Erlanger Medical Group and as a hospitalist at Erlanger.
Hyde also holds assistant professor appointments with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center for the Department of Internal Medicine. She’s been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.
Jim Coleman, Erlanger president and CEO, said Hyde “has been an invaluable member of our team.”
“We are confident that her exceptional skills, experience, and dedication will be instrumental in leading our healthcare system to new heights,” Coleman said in a statement. “Throughout her tenure with Erlanger, Dr. Hyde has demonstrated a deep commitment to patient care, and we are thrilled to have her take on this pivotal leadership position.”