By Matt Skoufalos
Acertara of Longmont, Colorado added Nicholas Ellens to oversee its acoustic power testing lab. Ellens joins Acertara from the Johns Hopkins University Department of Radiology MR research faculty, where he worked on focused ultrasound and MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) projects. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
Seno Medical Instruments of San Antonio, Texas named Ann Waterhouse its VP of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs. Waterhouse was the Director of Regulatory Affairs at Hill-Rom in Batesville, Indiana and has been a part of the Indiana Medical Device Manufacturers Council (IMDMC). She is expected to help the company bring its Imagio breast imaging system to market in the United States.
In its acquisition of C.R. Bard, Inc., BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey will create a new business, BD Interventional, to which Bard employees will report. Bard chairman and CEO Tim Ring will join the BD Board of Directors, as will another Bard director as yet unnamed. BD is also promoting Tom Polen from EVP and president of the BD Medical Segment to president of BD; he will oversee BD’s Medical, Life Sciences, and new Interventional segments.
The American Heart Association of New York, New York has named Ed Wise the chair of its New York City Board of Directors. Wise is CEO of Omnicom Health Group and previously oversaw The CDM Group. He is a graduate of Bucknell University and teaches annually at the Wharton Business School.
RedBrick Health of Minneapolis, Minnesota named Gary Smithson its chief medical officer. A board-certified pediatrician with 30 years of business and clinical experience, Smithson previously was a senior consultant at both Willis Towers Watson and Deloitte Consulting. He replaces inaugural RedBrick CMO Jeff Dobro, who will serve as chairman of the newly formed RedBrick Innovation Advisory Board.
Healthcare Trust of America of Scottsdale, Arizona promoted acquisitions director Ann Atkinson to SVP of Acquisitions and promoted SVP of leasing Todd Sloan to SVP of Leasing and Acquisitions, East Coast.
The National Council of Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) of San Francisco, California, has added Shirley Lin, Senior Medical Director of Content at Healthline Media Inc., to its Board of Directors. Lin will serve a three-year term in the NCPIE Business Organization category on its board.
Hospice provider Pathways of Fort Collins, Colorado, has named Nate Lamkin its new president, effective May 2017. Lamkin spent six years at Care Dimensions as Senior Director of Patient and Family Support Services. He joined that company as a social worker and rose to become director of bereavement services and program development.
GNS Healthcare of Cambridge, Massachusetts has named Benjamin Bielak its Chief Information Officer. Bielak was most recently Director of Academic Technology at Harvard University; his prior appointments include CIO at Dovetail Health, manager of development and integration at Boston Medical Center, and senior manager of Technology at Sapient. He has an MBA from Bentley University and a master’s degree in computer science from Boston University.
Point of Care Decision Support of St. Paul, Minnesota has named Jay Syverson its new president. Syverson joins the company from Achieve Healthcare, where he was president; he has also been SVP for Optum Data Management and for Interelate, VP of Healthcare Practices for Coherent, CIO and VP of Technology for Boundary Medical, and VP of professional services at CWC-Firepond. Syverson has an MBA in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Minnesota State University.