Redwood Regional Medical Group announced that it has hired David Hutchinson as its new chief financial officer.
Most recently, Mr. Hutchinson served as CFO for the Centre for Health Care, a multi-specialty private medical practice similar to Redwood near San Diego, the medical group said.
Mr. Hutchinson will oversee the finance and accounting and billing at Redwood.
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Prior to working for the Centre for Health Care, Mr. Hutchinson served as the CFO for Sharp Health Plan, a community-based HMO in San Diego. In addition to heath care and financial experience, Mr. Hutchinson also was frequently responsible for the selection and implementation of software programs, which Redwood Regional said would be particularly valuable as it moves toward the implementation of electronic health records.
“We are very fortunate to have found David,” said Wayne Fairchild, chief executive officer of Redwood. “His expertise in private practice, HMOs and hospitals will serve Redwood well, as we develop and refine internal systems to respond to the changes mandated in health care reform.”
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In addition to bringing on a new CFO, the Santa Rosa-based medical group, which has nine campuses and over 40 physicians, also said Radiation Oncologist Andrew Knight has joined the physician-owned practice’s Petaluma office.
Dr. Knight obtained his degree from the University of California, San Francisco and completed his residency in radiation oncology at UCLA. Prior to his career in medicine, Dr. Knight received a degree in biochemical engineering from Stanford University.
The St. Helena Region of Adventist Health, stretching from Vallejo to Lakeport and including hospitals, clinics and outpatient facilities, says it has grown 65 percent over the past two years. As such, Roseville-based Adventist announced a new structure to its executive team, which includes the hiring of Steven Herber as its senior vice president of medical affairs. Additionally, Orvin Fillman, currently the regional executive director of behavioral medicine at St. Helena Hospital in Napa Valley, will become the regional vice president of behavioral health.
Dr. Herber will be responsible for enhancing patient care and expanding regional physician services, as well as focusing on quality improvement measures for patient access. Previously, he served as the chief of medicine at St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley and medical director at the St. Helena Institute for Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Fillman will focus on behavioral medicine services across the region, which includes 21 acute care psychiatric beds in St. Helena and 61 such beds in Vallejo at the Center for Behavioral Health.
West County Health Centers, with the help of federal stimulus dollars, has fully-licensed the Sebastopol Community Health Center and expanded its hours to 40 per week, including evening hours. A part-time family nurse practitioner and a care team coordinator were added to the staff, enabling an additional 550 patients to obtain access to primary care through an estimated 1,925 visits.
Reach Air Medical Services in Santa Rosa announced it has hired Brian Karr as its new chief financial officer. Mr. Karr will oversee all finance, treasury, funding and accounting functions.