Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, said it has hired the chief strategy and innovation officer of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fill a new position at the company. Vanguard said Bradley Perkins, 50, will be executive vice president of strategy and innovation and chief transformation officer for the investor-owned hospital company, effective July 1. Perkins will oversee Vanguards business strategy and its efforts to improve clinical safety and quality programs, service lines and information systems, Vanguard said.
At the CDC, Perkins worked closely with its director to complete the agencys first strategic overhaul since 1977, Vanguard said. Perkins also led its response to anthrax bioterrorism in 2001.
Perkins earned both a bachelors degree in microbiology and a medical degree from the University of Missouri at Columbia, and an MBA from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University in Atlanta. Perkins was an intern and resident physician in internal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and is board-certified in internal medicine.