Health coalition names CEO for network arm

Ms. Sklar will focus on electronic records initiative for centers

PETALUMA – Redwood Community Health Network, a subsidiary of Redwood Community Health Coalition, has hired Lori Sklar as its new chief executive officer.

The hiring of Ms. Sklar comes as the health network and the coalition seek to more clearly define their respective roles, with the health network focused more specifically on overseeing or installing electronic health records at the numerous health centers around the North Bay, according to Nancy Oswald, chief executive officer of the coalition.

Ms. Sklar will oversee the health network, which was established about three years ago to house the electronic health records initiative.

“With health care reform, we needed to differentiate more clearly the core competencies between the two organizations,” Ms. Oswald said. The coalition “provides advocacy and education for members” and the network “provides technology services.”

Ms. Sklar most recently worked for Sutter Health, which she assisted with electronic health records implementation around the Bay Area.


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