NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HealthTrustSM today announced the appointment of John J. Young, M.D. as chief medical officer, effective Feb. 5, 2018. As CMO, Dr. Young will champion clinical integration in decision-making to advance providers’ clinical and financial performance. Dr. Young previously served as national medical director for LifePoint Health where he led strategic initiatives related to quality, patient safety, service line development, performance measurement and clinical operations across the 72-hospital system. Dr. Young succeeds Michael J. Schlosser, M.D. who was named chief medical officer for HCA Healthcare’s National Group.
Dr. Young is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, critical care, cardiology and interventional cardiology with more than 20 years of clinical and healthcare management experience. He has participated in over 100 clinical trials and authored or coauthored 90 articles, book chapters and monographs. Dr. Young holds numerous fellowships including the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (FSCAI), and the American Heart Association (FAHA). He received medical and MBA degrees from The Ohio State University and a B.S. in chemistry and biochemistry from Wright State University.
“I am excited to have John’s goal-oriented approach and physician engagement experience at the helm,” said Ed Jones, HealthTrust president and CEO. “I am confident John’s analytical skills and operator perspective will be catalysts for enhancing our service line capabilities and fostering best clinical practices across our membership.”
HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management advisory solutions that leverage our operator experience, scale and innovation. HealthTrust (http://healthtrustpg.com) serves over 1,600 acute care facilities and members in more than 26,000 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. On Twitter @healthtrustpg.
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