Healthcare Strikes: A Month-to-month Abstract of Hires and Layoffs

Healthcare Strikes: A Month-to-month Abstract of Hires and Layoffs

Healthcare Strikes: A Month-to-month Abstract of Hires and Layoffs

This roundup will likely be revealed month-to-month. It’s meant to spotlight a few of healthcare’s latest hiring information and isn’t meant to be complete. When you have information about an govt appointment, resignation or layoff that you just want to share for this roundup or the MedCity Strikes podcast, please attain out to [email protected].


Jay Barth turned the chief medical officer of Ascidian Therapeutics, an organization targeted on treating illnesses by rewriting RNA. He has beforehand held govt roles at MerckAmicus Therapeutics and Eisai.

Massachusetts-based Beth Israel Lahey Well being named Rob Fields as govt vp and chief medical officer. He joins the well being system from Mount Sinai, the place he served as chief inhabitants well being officer.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield named Daniel Zohorsky as its new vp of technique and company improvement. He beforehand served as technique director at CareIon, the care companies division of Elevance Well being

Windfall spinout DexCare employed Jamie Gier as its new chief advertising officer. She involves the corporate — which gives a platform that helps suppliers coordinate and handle digital care companies — with greater than 25 years of selling expertise. She beforehand held roles at GE Healthcare and Microsoft’s well being division.

Atlanta-based Emory Healthcare named Alistair Erskine to the brand new function of chief data and digital officer. He may even function vp of digital well being at Emory College. Erksine was beforehand chief digital well being officer at Mass Basic Brigham.

FarmboxRx, an organization that delivers meals as medication throughout the nation in partnership with Medicaid and Medicare packages, appointed Sanjeev Balsara as chief development officer. He has held govt positions at UnitedHealth Group, Anthem and Optum.

Direct-to-consumer well being startup Hims & Hers appointed Daniel Lieberman as its senior vp of psychological well being. Beforehand, he served as a medical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at George Washington College. He’s additionally a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Affiliation.

Rob Hitchcock turned the president and CEO of SelectHealth, the nonprofit insurance coverage arm of Intermountain Well being. Not too long ago, he served as chief working officer at CareIon. Hitchcock has additionally held govt roles at Humana, Centene and a number of Blue Cross Blue Protect associates.

Sutter Well being named Jennifer Bollinger as senior vp and chief client and model officer. She involves the Sacramento-based well being system from New Orleans-based Ochsner Well being, the place she held the identical title. There was additionally one other govt who moved from Oschner to Sutter — Laura Wilt. She turned senior vp and chief digital officer at Sutter. At Ochsner, Wilt served as vp and chief data officer.

Healthcare consulting and expertise companies agency Tegria appointed Ray Gensinger as senior vp and chief medical officer. Gensinger involves the corporate from Illinois-based Hospital Sisters Well being System, the place he served as chief data officer.

Tom Richards turned govt vp of enterprise improvement at Transcarent, Glen Tullman’s employer care navigation firm. Richards joins Transcarent after spending greater than 35 years at Cigna.

UCSF Well being named two new senior vice presidents, Cynthia Barginere and Timothy Kan. Barginere now serves because the well being system’s president of grownup companies. She has lately held C-suite roles on the Institute for Healthcare Enchancment in Boston, in addition to Chicago-based Rush College System for Well being. Timothy Kan turned UCSF Well being’s chief technique officer. He comes from College of Iowa Well being Care, the place he held the identical title.


Thomas Owens turned govt vp and chief working officer at Duke College Well being System in North Carolina. Most lately, Owens served as group president of acute care, in addition to president of Duke College Hospital. Owens succeeds Craig Albanese, who Duke tapped to be its subsequent CEO.

Walmart named Brian Setzer as its new govt vp of well being and wellness. In his new function, Seltzer will oversee Walmart Well being’s retail pharmacy, optical and healthcare supply strains. He joined Walmart in 2021 as chief monetary officer of the corporate’s well being and wellness division.

Healthcare income cycle agency Waystar promoted its senior vp of selling, Missy Miller, to the function of chief advertising officer. In her previous, she held advertising roles at McKesson Well being IT (now part of Change Healthcare) and Johnson & Johnson.


Telehealth firm Cerebral laid off 15% of its employees, which is about 285 individuals. That is the corporate’s third spherical of layoffs in lower than a 12 months. Cerebral is going through some stressors — it lately admitted to wrongly sharing delicate well being knowledge for over 3 million of its sufferers. The corporate has additionally come underneath fireplace from former workers and the media for being too hasty when prescribing younger individuals addictive stimulant medication like Adderall, and it confronted an FTC investigation into its advertising practices final 12 months.

Colour Well being let go of 300 workers. The genomics testing and inhabitants well being firm eradicated these positions because it shifts its focus away from Covid-19 testing.

Wisconsin-based Marshfield Clinic Well being System laid off 346 workers. The well being system stated these adjustments are resulting from growing labor and provide prices, in addition to lowering reimbursements.

Merative — well being knowledge firm previously referred to as IBM Watson Well being — lately laid off about 150 individuals, or 12.5% of its workforce. The corporate stated that these adjustments align with its “strategic plan for long-term development.”