PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nancy Greengold, M.D., MBA, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of clinical integration at Huntington Memorial Hospital, effective immediately. In her new role and consistent with Huntington's core mission and business strategies, Dr. Greengold is responsible for helping to drive operational excellence in all of the hospital's clinical areas.
"All of healthcare is in the midst of a very challenging time, and Dr. Greengold will play a critical role in making sure that we continue to enhance the quality of care we provide while we look at new ways to deliver exceptional, affordable care to our community," said Paula Verrette, M.D., senior vice president of quality and physician services. "Dr. Greengold will take the lead in proposing new care models and in developing new initiatives in chronic disease management with the goal of improving quality, enhancing the patient experience and decreasing cost."
Dr. Verrette says that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other environmental changes necessitates hospitals to "evolve care delivery models, which include new methods designed to manage health populations within our community." Toward that end, she says that Dr. Greengold is tasked with helping to promote care integration and effective practice management across independent physicians and will serve as the clinical lead for the operations of the Huntington accountable care organization (ACO).
Dr. Greengold comes to Huntington Hospital from Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation where she served as the medical lead for clinical efficiencies. Immediately prior she was president of Zynx Health Device Network and before that vice president and chief medical officer of Hearst Business Media. Dr. Greengold earned her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and her MBA (with a focus study in healthcare) from the University of California at Irvine.
Huntington Memorial Hospital is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital that is home to the only Level II trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. In addition to being granted Magnet® status in 2011, Huntington Hospital has been ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report in two specialties and was named the eighth best hospital in California. Renowned for its programs in neurosciences, cardiovascular services and cancer care, Huntington Hospital is an active teaching hospital with graduate medical education programs in internal medicine and general surgery. Consistent with its mission the hospital provides millions of dollars annually in charity care, benefits for vulnerable populations, health research, education and training, and support programs that may otherwise be absent from the community. For more information, visit www.huntingtonhospital.com.
SOURCE Huntington Memorial Hospital