Premier Health Clinical Leadership Transitions

Premier Pulse     April 2018

A crucial aspect of Premier Health’s 2020 strategic plan has been positioning our system and clinical leadership teams in the best possible way to meet the long term needs of our organization, and ultimately, our community. To that end, the following transitions were recently announced:

Jennifer Hauler, DO, chief medical officer for Premier Health’s northern region, is being promoted to system chief medical officer. She began her career with Premier Health as vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer for Upper Valley Medical Center. Dr. Hauler received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also completed a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She is board certified in family medicine and emergency medicine.

Tammy Lundstrom, MD, JD, interim chief clinical officer, has left Premier Health to join Trinity Health, a national $17.6 billion health system with 93 hospitals, based in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Lundstrom will be the corporate senior vice president and chief medical officer for the health system. Her last day with Premier Health was April 20. Dr. Lundstrom joined Premier Health in 2012 as the chief medical officer for the health system. During her tenure, she has led our efforts in quality, working with teams across the system, resulting in highly successful outcomes. She also led efforts to enhance opportunities for physicians in many aspects of the business of health care, including advanced educational programming. Most recently, Dr. Lundstrom moved to a role of leading our clinical integration initiatives, including responsibility for the Premier Physician Network (PPN) and service integration. We are working on a plan to redistribute Dr. Lundstrom’s current responsibilities.

Jerry Clark, MD, CMD, retired as of April 13. Dr. Clark became president and chief medical officer of our physician hospital organization, Premier Health Group, in 2013, and has served as chief medical officer for our health insurance company, Premier Health Plans. He joined the health system in 1988, specializing in internal medicine and practicing in Beavercreek. During his executive career, Dr. Clark helped build a network of more than 6000 providers, implement our award-winning wellness program for Premier Health employees, and integrate population health programs. Dr. Clark has made a positive difference for his patients, his team, and the community, both as a caring physician and as an executive leader. Please join us in thanking Dr. Clark for his contributions to Premier Health and to the community. We wish him the very best in the future.

Barry McCorkle, MD, vice president of clinical excellence, let us know of his intention to leave the organization as of March 31. Dr. McCorkle joined Miami Valley Hospital as a resident specializing in internal medicine, and started a practice on Wayne Avenue in Dayton in 1991. He joined the executive team as vice president of clinical excellence in 2012. We thank Dr. McCorkle for his service to Premier Health and the community and wish him the very best.

Diane Pleiman has been promoted to president of Premier Physician Network (PPN). She previously served as vice president and chief operating officer at Upper Valley Medical Center and oversaw the system’s nutrition services.

Jason Merritt is being promoted to a vice president of PPN specialty services (neurosciences). He previously served as director of nursing for emergency services at Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in 2018).

Pam Rader is transitioning to vice president of primary care for PPN. She most recently has served as vice president of operations for PPN.

Robin Rutledge, vice president of service integration for heart and vascular services, will become a vice president of PPN specialty services (heart and vascular, surgery).

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