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Delaware Healthcare Association announces new CEO, and more | MED MOVES

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The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals announces a new chief executive officer, and other leaders earn new roles.

Brian Frazee has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Delaware Healthcare Association.

Brian Frazee (Delaware Healthcare Association)

Brian Frazee (Delaware Healthcare Association)

The association’s board of directors chose Frazee after a national search. He has been serving as the vice president of government affairs at the Maryland Hospital Association, where he has worked for eight years.

He’ll begin his new role Oct. 2.

Frazee said he’s honored to work on behalf of Delaware’s hospitals and health systems.

“I am ready to work with DHA’s members, policymakers, and stakeholders to tackle the complex challenges facing healthcare and advance the well-being of Delaware’s communities,” Frazee said in a statement.

Before joining the Maryland Hospital Association in 2015, Frazee served as director of public policy for the Maryland Association of Community Services, which represents over 100 nonprofit agencies helping people with developmental disabilities.

Dr. David Tam, board chair of the Delaware Healthcare Association, hailed Frazee’s experience and energy.

“Delaware is growing rapidly, and our healthcare landscape is evolving just as fast.  Changes in patient demographics and population shifts, as well as technology, reimbursement practices, and the growing concerns with the adequacy of the healthcare workforce are all increasing the need for Delaware’s great health systems to work towards increasing our inter-dependence,” Tam said in a statement.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals announces new leader

Aimee Daily has been named the next president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Aimee Daily (Children's Miracle Network Hospitals)

Aimee Daily (Children's Miracle Network Hospitals)

Daily will begin her new role on Nov. 1. She will succeed CEO Teri Nestel, who is retiring after spending four decades in philanthropy.

The miracle network is a national nonprofit that works to raise money for local children’s hospitals. The organization is celebrating its 40th anniversary and has raised $8.5 billion, and the network is looking to build on that success.

“I’m honored to serve as the next president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” Daily said in a statement.

“I have a deep appreciation for the impact children’s hospitals have in their communities – both of my children, who are now adults, were born prematurely and received care at my local member hospital. Those firsthand experiences and my life’s work in the healthcare industry have prepared me for this moment and I’m eager to lead this organization forward,” Daily said.

Barbara Joers, Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s Board Chair and president and CEO of Gillette Children’s in St. Paul, Minn, praised Daily’s leadership qualities.

“Aimee’s energy, intellectual curiosity and strategic acumen will guide us into a new era of raising critical funds to fulfill the most urgent needs of our member children’s hospitals. Under her guidance, I’m confident we can make a bigger impact on local communities by supporting their children’s healthcare needs,” Joers said in a statement.

UCSF Health gets inaugural chief counsel

UC San Francisco has named Rachel Nosowksy as the first chief counsel of UCSF Health.

Rachel Nosowksy (UC San Francisco)

Rachel Nosowksy (UC San Francisco)

In her new role, she will be part of the UCSF Health executive team and she will lead a team of attorneys in support of the system’s health priorities. She has worked for more than two decades in public academic medicine.

Raised in San Francisco, Nosowsky joined the UC Office of the General Counsel (UC Legal) in 2010. She became deputy general counsel in 2012, overseeing legal services for the University’s academic health systems and health professions schools. She also served as chief counsel to UC Health and worked to support the university’s clinical, teaching and research missions.

“We are delighted to welcome Rachel to provide legal guidance as we move forward in advancing our clinical mission and in expanding our network through growth, revitalization and innovation,” Suresh Gunasekaran, president and chief executive officer of UCSF Health, said in a statement.

UCSF Health employs about 18,000 physicians and staff members and has $6.27 billion in revenue.

Trident Medical Center appoints chief medical officer

Jenn Freund has been promoted to chief nursing officer Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, S.C.

Jenn Freund (Trident Medical Center)

Jenn Freund (Trident Medical Center)

In her new role, Freund will lead a team of more than 800 nurses and patient care techs. In addition to serving as chief nursing officer at Trident, a 321-bed hospital, she will also oversee the nursing leadership teams at the medical center’s satellite locations -Live Oak Mental Health & Wellness, Centre Pointe Emergency, James Island Emergency and Moncks Corner Medical Center.

“I look forward to working alongside our senior leadership team, nurse leaders and medical staff to continue recruiting, retaining and investing our time and resources into our nurses who compassionately care for our patients,” Freund said in a statement.

For the past four years, Freund has served as the hospital’s associate chief nursing officer. Trident Health President and CEO Christina Oh announced Freund’s promotion on Aug. 21.

Before joining Trident Medical Center, Freund served in nursing management and bedside nursing positions at the Medical University of South Carolina and Cooper University Health Care.

“Healthcare is complicated, challenging and rewarding all at the same time,” Freund said in a statement. “Every patient is different, but we share the same expectation with all of our patients -an improved quality of life delivered by caregivers who are knowledgeable and compassionate.”

Oh describes Freund as a “compassionate and knowledgeable leader.”

“It’s rewarding to see the results of her investment in the lives and careers of many of our colleagues,” Oh said in a statement.





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