MAG Mutual Insurance Company Names Neil Morrell President and Chief Operating Officer
MAG Mutual Insurance Company has named industry leader Neil Morrell as President and Chief Operating Officer. He will oversee the daily business operations and strategy of one of the leading Southeastern medical professional liability insurance companies.
The relationship between Morrell and MagMutual began in 2003 when he became instrumental in representing the company to the reinsurance market. He has served as a trusted advisor for the company since then and helped formulate the company’s reinsurance strategy and program.
Morrell served most recently as Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Willis Re in Chicago. He was responsible for strategy and operations for the company’s U.S. Healthcare Practice Group and led the company to its current position as the dominant U.S. medical professional liability reinsurance broker. Before joining Willis Re in 2003, Morrell served with several Lloyd’s of London syndicates in the United Kingdom.
He holds a Law Degree, LLB, from the University of Reading and qualified as a Barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law in London.
VA Sunshine Healthcare Network Announces Director
The Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Suzanne M. Klinker as the new director of the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System. Klinker will oversee delivery of health care to more than 97,000 Veterans and an operating budget of $600 million at the nation’s fourth largest VA Medical Center.
Klinker joined the VA more than 17 years ago and has held progressive leadership positions at the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System; Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston; Alexandria, Louisiana; and the VA Western New York Healthcare System. Most recently, she served as the medical center director at the Battle Creek, Michigan VA Medical Center, which includes a 288-bed hospital, 100 bed community living center, and 104 bed residential rehabilitation facilities, as well as four outpatient clinics. She was responsible for a budget of $250 million and a workforce of 1,320.
Klinker holds a Master of Science in Management from Baker University, Topeka, Kansas. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a graduate of the Veterans Health Administration’s Executive Career Field Development Program.
Tampa General Hospital’s Ron Hytoff recognized as a Top CEO by National Health Industry Publication
Ronald A. Hytoff, president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital, was named to the Becker’s Hospital Review“100 Non-profit Hospital, Health System CEOs to Know,” based on their experience, awards, and community involvement.
The national health industry publication noted that the “presidents and CEOs listed here head non-profit hospitals and health systems across the country that have been recognized for superior clinical, financial and operational performance.”
Hytoff started at Tampa General as the chief operating officer in May 1997, and has served as president and CEO since 2000. During his tenure as CEO, the hospital has grown from 887-beds with annual net revenues of about $350 million to 1,018-beds with annual net revenues of about $1.2 billion.
He had previously served as president and CEO of the University of Louisville Hospital in Kentucky, executive director and CEO of The Wellington Private Hospital in London, England, and executive director of Humana Hospital in Lexington, KY.
In addition to being the region’s only level 1 trauma center and comprehensive burn center, Tampa General also has a level 3 neonatal intensive care unit and is the nation’s fourth busiest solid organ transplant center.TGH is also one of 16 comprehensive stroke centers in Florida and is a state-certified spinal cord and brain injury rehabilitation center. Tampa General is the primary teaching hospital for the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.
U.S. News &World Report in 2011-2012 ranked TGH as one of the country’s Top 50 hospitals in seven medical specialties: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Orthopedics, and Urology. And for the last six years, the hospital has earned the national Consumer Choice Award, given to the hospital that Tampa Bay healthcare consumers considered had the highest quality of medical care and the best image.
Largo Medical Center Receives Achievement Award
Largo Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Largo Medical Center has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with a minimum of 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.
Get With The Guidelines is a quality improvement initiative that provides hospital staff with tools that follow proven evidence-based guidelines and procedures in caring for heart failure patients to prevent future hospitalizations.
Under Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure, heart failure patients are started on aggressive risk reduction therapies such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, aspirin, diuretics and anticoagulants while in the hospital. They also receive alcohol/drug use and thyroid management counseling as well as referrals for cardiac rehabilitation before being discharged.
Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure helps Largo Medical Center’s staff develop and implement acute and secondary prevention guideline processes. The program includes quality-improvement measures such as care maps, discharge protocols, standing orders and measurement tools. This quick and efficient use of guideline tools will enable Largo Medical Center to improve the quality of care it provides heart failure patients, save lives and ultimately, reduce healthcare costs by lowering the recurrence of heart attacks.