Lee Health shakes up leadership

Kelly Gooch –
Friday, October 23rd, 2020
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Mr. Llechu has worked at Lee Health since 2017 and supervises Golisano Childrens Hospital in Fort Myers. Lee Health stated he will now be accountable for operations, quality and cost management of all of the health systems adult hospitals and ladies and kidss service lines.

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Dr. Prasad has actually invested the last three years at Lee Health. He will continue in dyad management with Ms. Fay, managing population health, Lee Physician Group, systemwide case management and numerous service lines. He and Ms. Fays obligations also consist of advancement of value-based care models..

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Ms. Fay is an eight-year veteran of Lee Health. The organization said her recently expanded role consists of oversight of population health, Lee Physician Group, systemwide case management and service lines of behavioral health and oncology, neurosciences and Heart and Vascular Institute.

Ms. Higgins joined Lee Health 20 years ago. She began as an emergency clinic nurse and has held various senior operational positions

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Kris Fay was tapped as primary officer, population health and doctor services, and David Cato was named primary officer of outpatient and health center operations and post-acute care. Armando Llechu was selected primary officer of medical facility operations and females and kidss services. Venkat Prasad, MD, was chosen as CMO of population health and physician services.

Jennifer Higgins, RN, will stay vice president of operations and primary nurse executive at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers and will function as interim system chief nursing officer, Lee Health stated.

Dr. Prasad has actually spent the last three years at Lee Health. He will continue in dyad management with Ms. Fay, managing population health, Lee Physician Group, systemwide case management and numerous service lines.

Mr. Cato, a 14-year veteran of Lee health, is also taking on an expanded function. He will likewise be accountable for Lee Healths emergency readiness plan.

The health system stated Oct. 21 that the changes are “to enable more integration of medical operations and improve collaboration across the system.”.

Lee Health in Fort Myers, Fla. has actually promoted a number of leaders and expanded several functions..

Mr. Cato, a 14-year veteran of Lee health, is also handling a broadened function. The organization said he will be accountable for operations of all outpatient facilities and post-acute services; orthopedic service line; emergency situation departments, surgical treatment, breathing, laboratory, radiology and rehab services systemwide. He will likewise be accountable for Lee Healths emergency situation readiness strategy.