Chicago-based UHC, an alliance of not-for-profit academic medical centers, named Dr. Richard Paul Lofgren as senior vice president and chief clinical officer.
UHC names Lofgren senior VP, chief clinical officer
Lofgren, 57, starts his new job on March 19. He joins UHC from Lexington, Ky.'s two-hospital UK Healthcare at the University of Kentucky, where he served as vice president of healthcare operations and chief clinical officer.
"With his deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by academic medical centers and his experience in health-system redesign, Rick will be a valuable asset to UHC and its members," Irene Thompson, UHC president and CEO, said in a news release (PDF). "He will help members fine-tune their focus on clinical and operational performance improvement, bolstered by UHC's robust analytic resources, and provide a strong voice for our members' critical leadership roles in the nation's healthcare."
His duties will include leading UHC's quality-improvement initiatives and aiding in the expansion of the use of performance metrics. UHC counts 116 academic medical centers as affiliates and 260 hospitals as members.
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