Tenet Healthcare has tapped J. Roger Davis to serve as CEO and president of its subsidiary Conifer Health Solutions, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Pennsylvania and Texas.
- Pennsylvania: UPMC on Tuesday announced that it has reached a deal to sell its pharmacy subsidiary Chartwell to CarePathRx, a pharmacy and medication management company, for $400 million. Leslie Davis, SVP of UPMC and EVP and COO of UPMC's health services division, in a release said, "Chartwell's agreement with CarepathRx will allow other health systems to benefit from the pharmacy model that UPMC has created, while delivering even better care and service for our patients and Health Plan members." The companies expect to close the deal within 30 days (Anderson, Becker's Hospital Review, 12/1).
- Texas: Tenet Healthcare on Tuesday announced that it has tapped J. Roger Davis to serve as CEO and president of its subsidiary Conifer Health Solutions, which is a health care business solutions organization. Davis previously worked as CEO and president of Revint Solutions, a revenue integrity and recovery solutions company in the health care industry. According to Becker's Hospital CFO Report, Davis has more than 30 years of experience working in health care services, including work in strategic planning for hospitals' and health care facilities' commercial growth (Adams, Becker's Hospital CFO Report, 12/1).
- Texas: Covenant Health has announced that it is permanently closing Grace Medical Center's ED and transitioning several of the medical center's operations to its new facility, Grace Surgical Hospital, when the new facility opens on Saturday. Covenant Health said Grace Medical Center will largely close for renovations, but people seeking non-emergency care still can visit the Grace Clinic on the northern side of the medical center for treatment (Morris-Lubbock Avalanche Journal, 11/30).