Vanderbilt University Medical Center has hired Luke Gregory for the multiple roles of assistant vice chancellor for health affairs, senior vice president, and chief business development officer.
In these roles, Gregory, 51, will perform duties previously assigned to executive vice president for clinical affairs Norman Urmy who retired and associate vice chancellor Jeff Kaplan who left to become chief advancement officer and senior vice president at OhioHealth, a Columbus-based hospital network.
Most recently, Gregory was chief executive officer for Blakeford, a senior housing and healthcare company in Nashville. He has also worked as the vice president at Baptist Hospital and Northeast Georgia Health System; vice president for business development at LifeTrust America, an assisted-living company; and he was a consultant with Clayton Associates, a healthcare venture capital company.
At 803-bed Vanderbilt, Gregory will help develop procedures for coordination of services, while also exploring prospective ventures in cardiology, radiation oncology, pediatrics and medical imaging, a news release said.
This new role of organizing the business development activities of the medical center constitutes a key position within our leadership team, said Harry Jacobson, M.D., vice chancellor for health affairs in a news release. (For more on Vanderbilts activities, see Cashing in on technology.) -- by Andis Robeznieks