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Novant Health appoints new chief financial officer, and more | MED MOVES


A Grady Health leader takes on an expanded role, and other leaders take new posts.

Alice Pope has been named the new executive vice president and chief financial officer of Novant Health.

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Alice Pope

Pope, who brings more than three decades of experience, will begin her new role for the health system on May 13. Most recently, Pope served as CFO for Inova Health System in Virginia. She also served as CFO of HonorHealth in Arizona and Wellmont Health System in Tennessee.

Carl S. Armato, president and CEO, Novant Health, touted Pope’s experience and leadership qualities.

“In addition to her outstanding credentials in delivering exceptional financial performance, Alice brings a collaborative and outcome-driven mindset,” Armato said in a statement. “Bringing leaders like Alice on board is in keeping with our goal to recruit the very best talent and expertise to help guide Novant Health to remarkable heights.”

Novant Health, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., has been expanding recently. In February, the health system completed its $2.4 billion purchase of three South Carolina hospitals from Tenet Healthcare Corp.

Novant is also planning to buy two North Carolina hospitals from Community Health Systems, the for-profit system based in Tennessee, in a $320 million deal.

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Anthony Saul

Grady Health’s top finance officer named COO

Anthony Saul has served as the chief financial officer at Grady Health in Atlanta since 2021, and now he’s gaining additional responsibilities.

Saul now will serve as Grady’s senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, in addition to overseeing the health system’s finances.

“I look forward to collaborating with our talented healthcare team to continue elevating the care we deliver to our patients,” Saul said in a statement. “As Grady continues to grow and expand access to healthcare for the community we are privileged to serve, we are committed to ensuring exceptional patient-centered care.”

John Haupert, president and CEO of Grady, said Saul “has a passion for our mission of improving the health of our community.”

“His new COO role will allow him to work alongside our care teams to drive forward our goal of providing the highest quality of care possible to Atlanta and the Southeast region,” Haupert said in a statement.

Saul also served as Grady’s senior vice president of finance for several years. Before going to Grady, Saul worked as vice president of finance at LCMC Health.

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Emmanuel Mensah

ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital installs chief medical officer

Emmanuel Mensah, M.D., MBA, has been appointed chief medical officer of ChristianaCare’s Wilmington Hospital.

Dr. Mensah serves as the senior physician executive of Wilmington Hospital and is responsible for quality, safety, clinical outcomes and patient experience.

He’s long been focused on health equity and closing disparities in underserved communities, the system said.

Before joining ChristianaCare, Dr. Mensah served as managing director of the Center for Integration Science in Global Health Equity, a World Health Organization Collaborating Center, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He also served as firm chief in the department of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

He has also worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

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Eric Quirion

HCA Midwest Health names head of medical education

Eric Quirion has been appointed the vice president of graduate medical education of HCA Midwest Health.

Quirion has over 17 years of experience in graduate medical education. For the past seven years, Quirion has held leadership posts in HCA Healthcare’s GME program. Most recently, he served as assistant vice president of graduate medical education for the HCA Gulf Coast division.

“It is an honor to help lead the efforts to inspire and mentor the next generation of physicians to care for and improve human life by focusing on patient-centered approaches to practicing the latest evidence-based medicine,” Quirion said in a statement. “My passion for GME runs deep, and it is a privilege to collaborate with physicians and clinicians to help impact young, passionate physicians and further support HCA Midwest Health’s mission.”

Keith Zimmerman, president of HCA Midwest Health, touted Quirion’s strengths.

“His strong leadership, expertise, and passion will strengthen our collaborative relationships with regional partners, playing a critical role in impacting the award-winning quality, compassionate care we provide our community,” Zimmerman said in a statement.

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Greg Sottolano

FOLX Health names chief people officer

Greg Sottolano has been appointed chief people officer of FOLX Health, an organization offering healthcare services to the LGBTQ+ community.

Sottolano most recently led Visa’s global learning delivery team, and he also co-chaired Visa’s global LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group. He also created McDonald’s first LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group and co-chaired Visa’s global LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group.

He has served on various boards, including executive committee member and board chairman for Alpha Kappa Psi, the oldest and largest professional co-ed business fraternity.

FOLX Health cited Sottolano’s “passion for advocating for underserved and underrepresented communities” and his experience guiding HR strategies for large organizations.

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