WebMD Appoints Director with Extensive Leadership Experience in Medical Research and Education
WebMD appointed Kristiina Vuori, M.D., Ph.D., President and Interim CEO of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, to the Company's Board. Dr. Vuori leads the Institute's academic, scientific and general operations. Dr. Vuori also holds the Pauline and Stanley Foster Presidential Chair at the Institute and serves as Professor at the Institute's National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center, an interdisciplinary basic and translational research effort mobilizing over 400 scientists that is one of only seven centers designated as basic cancer research centers by the NCI. From 2005 until 2013, Dr. Vuori also led the Cancer Center.
Experienced Operations Executive Leaves Nightingale Informatix
Trevor Henderson, EVP of Operations of Nightingale Informatix, the cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions, has left. Before joining the company in 2012, Henderson was SVP & Managing Director at ADESA and OPENLANE, divisions of KAR Auction Services, a provider of diversified automotive auction, technology and financing services across North America.
Health IT Services Company Appoints Engineering Leader to Drive Innovation
Cognosante, a provider of consulting, technology, and BPO services to healthcare organizations, has hired Erick Peters as VP of Solutions and Engineering. He is a technology-focused professional with extensive senior leadership experience, having served the past few years as LongView International Technology Solutions’ CTO. He previously served as the VP of Architecture and Technology for Vangent.
Assurex Names Procter & Gamble Beauty Care Exec as CEO; Former CEO Elevated as Exec Chair
Assurex Health, the fast-growing personalized medicine company, appointed Gina Drosos, the former Procter & Gamble executive who ran that company's $6 billion beauty care business, as CEO. Drosos, who joined Assurex last summer as president, succeeds CEO Jim Burns, who will become executive chairman of the board. Burns, a CEO at multiple pharmaceutical and medical devices companies came out of retirement to lead Assurex in 2009.
Drosos, a regular on Fortune's Most Powerful Women list while working at P&G, will continue as Assurex's president when she adds the CEO title.
Board Observer Elected as Chairman of Health Catalyst
Health Catalyst announced that Fraser Bullock, 59, has been elected Chairman. Bullock is succeeding David A. Burton, MD, 70, who is retiring from the board after serving as board chairman since late 2012, and as a member of the board since 2011. Dr. Burton will continue to serve as a SVP at Health Catalyst, contributing to R&D associated with its clinical and accountable care products.
Bullock has served as a board observer of Health Catalyst since 2012. He is co-founder and a managing director of equity firm Sorenson Capital. Bullock was an original partner of Bain Capital from 1984 to 1986 and prior to that worked as a manager at Bain & Company. He also was COO and CFO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002, widely recognized as one of the most successful and best-operated Olympics in history.
Date Range: June 5th - July 10th