Elizabeth Simpkin has accepted the role of president of the Accountable Care Consortium (ACC) formed this past fall by Community Health Network, St. Vincent Health and six hospitals within the Suburban Health Organization. As president of the ACC, Simpkin will be responsible for setting the strategic direction and implementing initiatives that will achieve the ACC goals of improving the quality of patient care, while lowering the cost of healthcare delivery. Simpkin will work closely with the key committees of the ACC, and establish the leadership team that will be responsible for management of the organization. Simpkin began her new role as ACC president on Feb. 25.
About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.
About St. Vincent Health
St.Vincent Health is a nonprofit, spiritually-centered health system, sponsored by Ascension Health of St. Louis, MO., the nation’s largest Catholic health system. St.Vincent Health is one of Indiana’s largest employers with 22 health ministries serving central and southern Indiana. The 131-year-old health system delivers high quality, compassionate care in service areas such as cardiovascular, womens, childrens, neurosciences, cancer care, orthopedics, bariatrics, primary care, emergency medicine, imaging, general surgery and long-term acute care. For more information, visit www.stvincent.org.
About Suburban Health Organization
Suburban Health Organization (SHO) is a partnership of central Indiana Hospitals that work together to promote quality, efficiency and patient access. SHO supports its hospitals, its physicians and the communities they serve through the development of strategic initiatives and shared services. From quality initiatives and physician recruitment, to managed care contracting, and a risk retention group, the strength and diversity of these services help make SHO’s hospitals and physicians one of the leading provider networks in central Indiana. For more information about SHO, visit www.suburbanhealth.com.