New Executive Appointed in Ambulatory Services at Weiss Memorial Hospital: Newly created position to enhance efficiencies with growing need for outpatient care
Jan 31, 2012
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CHICAGO (Jan. 31, 2012) — A healthcare executive with experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors is named senior vice president of ambulatory services at Weiss Memorial Hospital, one of four Vanguard Health System-owned medical facilities in the Chicago market. Gregory Breslin started in the newly created position at Weiss this month.
Breslin will oversee and direct day-to-day practice and ambulatory operations for oncology, gastrointestinal, geriatrics, neurology, orthopedics, cardiology, vascular and wound care, men’s health, women’s health and specialty clinics. He will refine medical practice operations, processes and systems to achieve a high level of efficiency and best practices.
“Greg has an ability to develop and oversee complex operations while keeping the patients’ needs in mind,” said Jeffrey Steinberg, M.D., chief executive officer at Weiss. “He will play an integral role in supporting Weiss’ transition from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, and providing our triple aim, which involves better care for individuals, better health for populations and lower cost.”
Breslin comes from St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., a nonprofit facility where he recently served as administrative director of the Cancer Center and Comprehensive Breast Health Center. While there during the past five years, his key accomplishments include raising and maintaining patient satisfaction scores at 92 percent; implementing a comprehensive patient registration and scheduling system; increasing patient volume by up to 30 percent; and overseeing the creation of the Advanced Wound Care and Lymphadema Center.
“I am excited to be part of the growth of ambulatory services at Weiss,” Breslin said. “I plan to bring my team-building leadership skills and healthcare management expertise to provide patients with more innovative and excellent outpatient care.”
Prior to St. Francis, Breslin worked in executive and management positions for a number of healthcare organizations, many in the Harvard, Tufts, Brown and University of Connecticut academic environments. Among them are New England Medical Care in East Providence, R.I.; University Medicine Foundation in Providence, R.I.; Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Mass.; and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Community Health Plan, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, all in Boston.
Breslin earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Stonehill College in North Easton, Mass.