Welcome to the new members who joined WBL in the month of February!
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Sharon Fletcher, PhD, has been selected as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Fluent Health, a subsidiary of Presbyterian Healthcare Services.
Sharon Gabrielson has been appointed as an Independent Director for Sharps Compliance (NASDAQ: SMED). Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Sharps Compliance is a leading full-service national provider of comprehensive waste management services including medical, pharmaceutical and hazardous. Its key markets include healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical manufacturers, home healthcare providers, assisted living / long-term care, surgery centers, retail pharmacies and clinics, and the professional market which is comprised of physicians, dentists and veterinary practices. The Company's flagship product, the Sharps Recovery System, is a comprehensive solution for the containment, transportation, treatment and tracking of medical waste and other used healthcare materials. The Company offers its route-based pick-up service in a twenty-four (24) state region of the South, Southeast and Northeast portions of the United States. Sharps also provides two simple solutions for safe and easy disposal of unused medications: MedSafe collection receptacles and TakeAway Recovery System Envelopes.
Denise Gonick, CEO & Director, MVP Health Care, was named to City & State New York’s inaugural Health Care Power 50 List. Denise was also selected to a national list of executives to watch in 2019.
Mary Jo Gorman, Board Member, Curavi Health, has successfully sold TripleCare to Curavi Health Inc., a portfolio company of UPMC Enterprises in Pittsburgh, positioning Curavi for more rapid growth; the combined entity will serve 100 facilities across 14 states.
Martha Lawrence, AccendoWave CEO & Co-Founder, participated on a Samsung panel on emerging technology transforming brain health at HIMSS19 in Orlando, Florida.
Sandra Leal has been promoted to CEO of SinfonÍaRx, a Tabula Rasa HealthCare Company.
Toni Tashiro has joined Spiras Health as Chief Development Officer.
Sandy van der Vaart has been named Chief Legal Officer of LabCorp.
Congratulations to the following WBL members who were named to Modern Healthcare's list of Top 25 Women Leaders of 2019:
Miriam Paramore, President, OptimizeRx Corp.
How did you become an executive in the health care industry? Did you always have an interest in health care?
My first job out of college was as a software engineer (we were called “programmers” back then) for HCA Healthcare, so that kicked off my initial interest. Over time, I became very passionate about the power of information to improve our healthcare system and to help people stay healthy. Information and data are incredibly transformative and understanding its value has shaped my perspective immensely. I’ve worked my way up across every facet of the industry, and eventually came to running healthcare technology companies. Now I run a company called OptimizeRx while investing in other health tech start-ups too.
What is one major challenge you see facing the health care industry today?
Siloed information leads to lack of insight which leads to the lack of timely decisions. This negatively impacts health outcomes and also drives up cost. We need to move away from our fear- and risk-based thinking and better understand how sharing this data can improve overall care coordination for the better.
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