Deborah Heart and Lung Center Announces Leadership Appointments

Deborah Heart and Lung Center President and CEO Joseph Chirichella announced a series of promotions and leadership realignment. This alignment further refines the organization’s commitment to an optimum experience for its patients. Among the internal promotions was the naming of five new Vice-Presidents at the Hospital:

Suzanne Campano, Vice-President, Support Services

Christine Carlson-Glazer, Vice-President, Government and Community Relations

Tara Hankins, Vice-President, Surgical Service Line

John Hill, Vice-President, Pulmonary Service Line

May Kane, Vice-President, Cardiology Service Line

In addition to the new Vice-Presidents, five other employees were promoted including: Paul Antonucci to Senior Director, Imaging Services; Peggy Dowd to Senior Director, Finance; Cindy Durham to Director, Administrative Operations and Program Manager for Clinical Affiliations and Partnerships; Carolyn Magnotta, to Senior Director, Health Information Management; and John Young to Senior Director, Revenue Cycle Management.

The Hospital’s administrative and medical departments were streamlined and reorganized as well, creating four service line teams, each one led by one of Deborah’s Executive Vice-Presidents, designed to improve processes, and to nurture and encourage innovative and progressive thinking.

“As we looked at Deborah from a strategic planning perspective,” said Chirichella “we realized the need for a more contemporary structure for our healthcare organization. This new realignment is designed to facilitate communications and promote an environment for optimal growth and success in achieving our overarching goals.”

He added: “The new structure creates a dyad leadership team of physicians and administrators which will stimulate both medical innovation and cost efficiency and will be more agile from a medical and business point of view. We anticipate the leadership and reorganizational changes will strengthen our healthcare customer engagement, contribute to our financial efficiency, and help us continue to grow our regional and national affiliations and partnerships.”