People on the Move – April 17, 2017

By Matt Skoufalos

Ameet Nagpal is the new medical director of Dannemiller Inc. of San Antonio, Texas. Nagpal is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UT Health San Antonio and assistant program director of the UT Health San Antonio Pain Medicine Fellowship. He holds a master's degree in education with an emphasis on health care curriculum and instruction.

Ameet Nagpal

Scott Sivik

WellCare Health Plans Inc. of Kaoplei, Hawaii promoted market interim president Scott Sivik to state president of Ohana Health Plan Inc. Sivik will be responsible for the plan’s statewide Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and managed long-term care businesses. He has served in various senior leadership roles with Healthways Inc., was director of care management at the Hawaii Medical Service Association, and was a center executive at Christus Spohn Hospital South in Corpus Christi, Texas.

IRRAS of La Jolla, California named C. Lance Boling to its executive management team as VP of Product Development. Boling, a 25-year medical device development executive, joins IRRAS from Abbott Laboratories, where he was director of nanotechnology development; his career also has included stops at Nanostim, Nevro Corporation, NeuroPace, Inc., and Autonomic Technology. Boling holds more than 40 medical device pioneering patents.

C. Lance Boling

Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing Inc., of Lee, Massachusetts has elevated senior quality control director P. Devin Wigington to VP of Quality Control. Wigington will be responsible for the company’s analytical and microbiological business. He joined Berkshire from VaxInnate, where he was Director of Quality Control and Analytical Methods Development, and has worked in quality management for ImClone Systems, Enzon Pharmaceuticals, and Chesapeake Biological Laboratories. Wigington has a master's degree in analytical chemistry from the University of Maryland.

PhotoSonix Medical Inc. of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, has made Mark D. Steele, a recent addition to its board of directors, the company’s executive chairman. Steele had been CEO of NeoStrata prior to its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson Inc. PhotoSonix Medical co-founder and acting CEO Adam Dakin will remain with the board, and will continue to advise the company.

Mujtaba Ali-Khan

Kingwood Medical Center (KMC) of Kingwood, Texas, has named Mujtaba Ali-Khan its Chief Medical Officer. Ali-Khan joined KMB last year as head of clinical and quality services at HCA affiliated hospitals Kingwood Medical Center and Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC), and transitioned into the KMC Chief Medical Officer role full-time while CRMC searches for its own Chief Medical Officer.

DaVita Inc. of Denver, Colorado has named Robert Lang president of its international business. Lang was most recently in charge of the international markets business for health insurance provider Bupa, and has worked in the banking and insurance industries with UBS and HSBC. He has an MBA from London Business School, Economics and Arts degrees from Monash University, and spent seven years in the Australian Army.

Robert Lang

Precision Image Analysis of Kirkland, Washington has named Christian Teague its VP Strategic Relationships. Teague is a 20-year radiology professional who has worked in research positions at UCLA Medical Center, and who co-founded RadCore Labs in 2009.

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) of New York, New York will open its HSS ASC of Manhattan under the medical direction of foot and ankle surgeon David S. Levine.

Bryan Guss will be its new senior director. The ASC staff will include 20 specialty surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nursing professionals.

William F. McKeon

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) of Houston, Texas promoted EVP and Chief Strategy and Operating Officer William F. McKeon to President, CEO, and a member of its board of directors. McKeon has worked in leadership positions at DuPont, Stanford University Medical Center, US Oncology and Medtronic. General Counsel and EVP of Planning and Development Shawn W. Cloonan has been named TMC’s COO. Cloonan had been a public finance lawyer for Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP.

Marathon Health of Winooski, Vermont has named Larry Morrissey, three-term mayor of Rockford, Illinois, its VP for government relations. Morrissey graduated cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law and magna cum laude from Notre Dame.

The Eagan, Minnesota-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota named Cain A. Hayes its EVP, COO and president of its health business. Hayes, the 25-year health insurance veteran, joins the company from Aetna, where he was president of national accounts, former president of Mid-America region, and president of the Government-Sector and Labor Division. He has an MBA from Webster University a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation from The American College, and is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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