MED MOVES: Maven Taps Neel Shah, MD, as CMO; W.Va.’s Mon Health Elevates Two Executives

Shah will bring unique insights into Maven’s 24/7 model that seeks to reduce unnecessary C-sections and emergency department visits and improve clinical outcomes.

Virual clinic names Shah chief medical officer. Maven, the largest virtual clinic for women's and family health, named Neel Shah, MD, MPP, FACOG, chief medical officer on July 1. Shah, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, is the founding director of Adriade Labs, an innovation venture between Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Shah has launched a series of entrepreneurial ventures that seek to address disparities in healthcare, focusing on costs and wellbeing of mothers. Shah will bring unique insights into Maven’s 24/7 model that seeks to reduce unnecessary C-sections and emergency department visits and improve clinical outcomes.

New roles for Gilliam, Combs at Mon Health. The Morgantown, W. Va.-based health system has elevated Mark Gilliam, previously chief administrative officer, to senior vice president of Mon Health System. Mark Combs, is the systems new chief information officer.

Gilliam was the system’s first CIO, managing all aspects of information technology, before transitioning to the role of CAO in 2018. He previously held CIO positions in health systems in Tennessee, where he was named CIO of the Year by the Nashville Business Journal and Disrupter of the Year by the Tennessee Healthcare Information and Managements Systems Society. Combs, who had been associate CIO since January 2021, had held CIO positions for several organizations, including West Virginia University Medicine.

Retirement at O’Bleness Hospital. Ohio Health has announced that Mark Seckinger will retire in 2022 as CEO of O’Bleness Hospital, where he has served since 2015. He was president of OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital for 14 years prior to taking the leadership role at O’Bleness, which had just become part of the of the OhioHealth system in 2014. He oversaw the merger of the Athens Medical Associates and University Medical Associates physician practice groups, which resulted in the creation of OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College. This week, O’Bleness Hospital celebrated 100 years of serving the community in Southeast Ohio.