Emory Healthcare realigns to focus on individual operating units for system growth

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | June 22, 2012

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Emory Healthcare is the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia.

As Emory Healthcare continues to grow, the system is restructuring leadership at its individual hospitals and clinics to meet the needs of each operating unit. The organization's realignment means adjusting the roles and titles of the following executive leaders to better focus on quality, service and care of its patients at each location:

  • Robert Bachman, chief operating officer of Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital, to chief executive officer of Emory University Hospital and Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital
  • Donald Brunn, chief operating officer of The Emory Clinic and President of Emory Specialty Associates, to president/chief operating officer of The Emory Clinic and president of Emory Specialty Associates
  • Susan Grant, chief nursing officer of Emory Healthcare, to chief nursing executive of Emory Healthcare
  • Douglas Morris, director of The Emory Clinic and chairman of Emory Specialty Associates, to chief executive officer and director of The Emory Clinic, and chief executive officer and chairman of Emory Specialty Associates
  • Dane Peterson, chief operating officer of Emory University Hospital Midtown, to chief executive officer of Emory University Hospital Midtown

"The new CEO operating unit structure will empower the operating unit leadership teams to further cultivate their performance and market presence," says John Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare. "This, in turn, enables each of them to thrive in this challenging market and, therefore, positions Emory Healthcare to enjoy the leading quality and patient care outcomes that our patients and families expect."

Operating unit CEOs will be empowered to address issues at their locations, while the senior leader teams will be able to customize the system-level Emory Healthcare strategic initiatives to fit the needs and characteristics of their operating units.

The restructuring also provides for the following new positions of vice president of operations at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown:

  • Bryce Gartland – vice president of operations, Emory University Hospital
  • Daniel Owens – vice president of operations, Emory University Hospital Midtown

At the same time as this reorganization, Emory Healthcare had openings for two vice presidents of Human Resources, due to the transfer of one individual and the retirement of another. These positions have been filled as follows:

  • Mary Beth Allen – vice president of human resources, Emory University Hospital
  • Jenna Garber – vice president of human resources, Emory Johns Creek Hospital

"Over the last several years, Emory Healthcare has been committed to developing our future leaders," says Fox. "After receiving a large number of qualified applicants, we are very proud that each of these VP positions has been filled by internal applicants, which is a true testament to the outstanding individuals we have working here, and to the growth and development opportunities in place."