Dr. Harry Phillips has been appointed chief medical officer of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, a joint venture between Duke University Health System and LifePoint Health.
In this newly created role, Phillips will provide clinical leadership for Duke LifePoint entities, working to improve quality of care, provide clinical insight into strategic planning and foster collaboration with hospital CMOs and other physician leaders to support medical staff alignment. He will also play a role in implementing Duke LifePoint's population health strategy.
Phillips is also a professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and associate director of the Duke Heart Center.
Dr. Joseph Cacchione has been named president of Ascension Medical Group, the national provider organization of St. Louis-based Ascension.
In this newly created role, Cacchione will oversee a network of 6,500 employed providers in 16 states, including physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Cacchione most recently was chairman of operations and strategy for the Cleveland Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute, where he oversaw the transition of incoming physicians from independent practices.
Before joining the Cleveland Clinic in 2009, Cacchione was executive VP and chief of quality & operations at St. Vincent Health System in Erie, Pa.