Dr. Kathleen Kelly has been appointed to the newly created role of chief clinical integration officer with SwedishAmerican Health System.
In her new position, Dr. Kelly will have primary responsibility to ensure operational and clinical efficiencies across all levels of care to achieve cost-effectiveness with optimal health outcomes. She will collaborate across the continuum of care, working with key partners outside the organization, including long-term care facilities, home health agencies, medical groups and insurers.
Most recently, Dr. Kelly served as SwedishAmerican’s chief medical officer and chief quality officer. Prior to that position, she served as the health system’s director of clinical integration and improvement, and as medical director for Benchmark Health Insurance Company. In addition, she also maintained an internal medicine practice at SwedishAmerican Medical Group/Woodside.
From the Dec. 4-10, 2013, issue