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Kaiser Permanente medical school appoints dean and CEO, and more | MED MOVES

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Banner Health names its first chief technology officer, and others take on new roles.

John L. Dalrymple, MD, will soon take over as the new dean and CEO of the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

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John L. Dalrymple

Dalrymple will begin in his new role July 1, 2024.

He serves as the senior associate dean for medical education at Harvard Medical School. He holds the Ellen and Melvin Gordon Professorship in Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology and Medical Education.

Dalrymple said he’s looking forward to becoming part of an “Innovative, vibrant, and forward-thinking school and world-class healthcare organization.” He noted the school is about to see its inaugural class of medical school graduates.

“I am eager to join such a dedicated and diverse faculty, staff, and student body who will continue to shape the future of medicine and medical education and will ultimately impact the health and well-being of communities far and wide," he said in a statement.

Dr. Dalrymple also served at the University of Texas, Austin, Dell Medical School as the assistant dean for clinical integration at the University of Texas, Austin, Dell Medical School. He previously served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.

Currently, he serves as president of the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

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Michael Reagin

Banner Health selects first chief technology officer

Michael Reagin has been named executive vice president and chief technology officer for Banner Health, a newly created position within the system.

Reagin will begin working with Banner Health in June. He’ll oversee the organization’s digital transformation efforts and information technology.

He brings more than 27 years of experience in digital and IT roles in healthcare.

Amy Perry, president of Banner Health, said Reagin is a very important addition to our senior leadership team.”

“His insights and experience will be crucial to lead our tech infrastructure, data analytics and digital experience transformation plan,” Perry said in a statement. “Technology affects every part of our lives, and it is vital to ensure our digital tools and systems are advanced and interconnected to meet the highest expectations of our care delivery teams, physicians and consumers.

Most recently, Banner worked at Sharp Healthcare. He also held roles at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Sentara Healthcare/Optima Health Plan.

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Lisa Gutierrez

Ardent Health hires diversity leader

Lisa Gutierrez has been named vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion of Ardent Health.

Gutierrez will oversee the system’s efforts to bolster diversity, and she brings more than 20 years of experience in leading diversity efforts. Most recently, she served as chief diversity and inclusion officer for Indiana University Health.

“I am honored to join Ardent and support its focus on creating a culture of belonging for all,” Gutierrez said in a statement. “My passion is connecting the dots between amazing people, their backgrounds and solving complex problems. Our unique backgrounds provide great opportunities to deliver on our purpose of caring for our communities and helping people throughout their healthcare journey.”

Marty Bonick, president and CEO of Ardent Health, praised her experience and “commitment to creating inclusive workspaces.”

“DEI is at the root of our purpose of caring for people and Lisa’s expertise and commitment to creating inclusive workspaces and more equitable communities will help Ardent continue to make healthcare better,” Bonick said in a statement.

Gutierrez will work with leaders in Ardent’s local markets to craft programs to improve diversity.

America’s Essential Hospitals appoints policy director

Robert Nelb, MPH, recently began his new role as policy director for America’s Essential Hospitals.

Nelb will lead policy analysis for the organization which represents more than 300 hospitals and health systems that care for those with low incomes and in underserved communities.

He possesses more than 15 years of experience working on safety net issues for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Congress. He spent a decade working as the principal analyst for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.

“After more than a decade studying the vital role of hospitals at the center of our health care safety net, I’m excited to help advance policies that support essential health systems and the people they serve,” Nelb said in a statement.

Previously, Nelb served as a health insurance specialist in the CMS Division of State Demonstrations and Waivers; a Presidential Management Fellow in the office of the Health and Human Services secretary; and a National Academy for Social Insurance Fellow with the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.

“Rob could not be a better fit for the policy work we do on behalf of essential hospitals, which rely on Medicaid and other federal support to meet their safety net mission,” Beth Feldpush, senior vice president of policy and advocacy for America's Essential Hospitals, said in a statement. “We’re excited to have him on our team.”





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