GERMANTOWN, Tenn., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- West Cancer Center & Research Institute (WCCRI) announced today that Mitch Graves has been named Chief Executive Officer.
Mitch brings a wealth of experience with over 30 years in leadership positions directly with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. As CEO of HealthChoice, LLC, a joint venture between Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and MetroCare Physicians, Mitch had a positive impact on over 125,000 patients with the creation of an Accounstable Care Organization that contracted with major payers including, Medicare, Cigna and United Healthcare- managing over $750 million in medical spend while improving quality, patient's health and experience.
"Mitch Graves presents another great step forward for West Cancer Center & Research Institute. With Mitch's expertise we will be well prepared to enter this new phase for WCCRI. We are so excited and proud to have Mitch as the leader of our team," said Dr. Kurt Tauer, Chairman of West Cancer Center & Research Institute.
Before his tenure with HealthChoice, Mitch served as president and CEO of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare's Affiliated Services Division for 8 years. The Affiliated Services Division was comprised of surgery centers, diagnostic centers, minor med and urgent care centers, and sleep centers. This division also included Alliance Health Services which provides home care, hospice, and home medical equipment. Prior to being division president, Mitch was Methodist's Corporate Director of Finance.
Mitch shared, "Having been a cancer patient treated at West Cancer Center by Dr. Kurt Tauer, I am intimately aware of the great work being done to improve oncology care for all patients in our community. The physician's commitment to mission, quality, patient experience, outcomes, and research is the real attraction for me. My experience lines up nicely to help West achieve their long-term goals. I'm honored to become a member of the West team."
West Cancer Center's commitment to patients in the Memphis community and the Mid-South over the past 40 years is further strengthened by leadership that parallels the mission. Mitch serves on the Church Health Center's finance committee, is board vice-chairman for Memphis Light Gas and Water and board vice president of the Economic Club of Memphis and serves as trustee for Christian Brothers University (CBU). On a national level, he is a member of United Healthcare's Executive Advisory Council and Cigna's National Health Care Advisory Council.
"Mitch's appointment to Chief Executive Officer at West will be invaluable as we build a national partnership with OneOncology and expand world class oncology care at the community level that is patient-centric, physician-driven, and technology focused to ensure that clinical best practices are successfully implemented throughout the organization," said Erich Mounce, Chief Operating Officer for OneOncology and prior CEO of West Cancer Center & Research Institute.
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About West Cancer Center
West Cancer Center & Research Institute has a 40-year legacy of patient-centric, research driven, excellence in adult cancer care, with a mission to improve the lives of those living with and beyond cancer. In 2019, West Cancer Center joined with three community oncology practices to found a national partnership, OneOncology, with a sole dedication to strengthen cancer care in community settings. To learn more, visit www.westcancercenter.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook @westcancercenter
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