WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Novant Health has named Rick Brajer as the senior vice president of business strategies for the health system. In his new role, Brajer will support business imperatives and strategic acquisitions and partnerships.
"Rick brings significant experience to Novant Health and I am pleased to welcome him to our organization," said Jesse Cureton, chief consumer officer, Novant Health. "As the business of healthcare continues to shift, our duty is to create synergies between better access, the patient experience and affordability, while focusing on quality, safety, transparency and proactive thinking. Rick is known for emphasizing accountability, collaboration and service. I am confident he will help us continue to move in the right direction."
Prior to joining Novant Health, Brajer served as the Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). He came to DHHS after two decades of serving in leadership roles in healthcare and medical technology industries. He has experience with a broad variety of business challenges, including initial public offerings, growth stage, mergers, changes in business models and shifts from private company to public company status. Brajer has also successfully led health care service, diagnostic, medical device and technology enabled service businesses ranging from $24 million to $1.2 billion in revenue.
Brajer has a master's degree in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Stanford, California. He has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
About Novant Health
Novant Health is an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia. Named in 2016 by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the nation's 150 best places to work in healthcare, Novant Health consists of more than 1,380 physicians and nearly 24,000 employees and provides care at 530 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the health system serves more than 4 million patients annually and in 2015 provided more than $706 million in community benefit, including charity care and services. Diversity MBA has recognized the organization as one of the 50 best places for women and managers of diverse background to work. Novant Health provides care in Virginia under the joint operating company, Novant Health UVA Health System.
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