Veteran Leader Brad Price Named Wellmont's Senior Vice President Of Resource Management
Brad Price, a veteran healthcare leader who has held varied posts with Wellmont Health System, has been promoted to senior vice president of resource management.
Price will provide systemwide direction in developing a strategic model of supply chain management. Through a collaborative approach, he will drive lower costs and higher customer satisfaction.
"We're excited to promote Brad, who has been a key member of Wellmont's leadership team for more than 10 years," said Alice Pope, chief financial officer. "During his career with us, Brad has produced outstanding results that have served our health system and patients well. He will continue to partner with others in the health system to continue Wellmont's tradition as the region's high-quality, low-cost healthcare provider."
Price most recently served as system vice president of access and revenue as part of Wellmont's development and implementation of an electronic health record. It was the latest example of the health system being at the forefront of electronic medical record usage.
Using the Epic platform, Wellmont created an innovative health record for physicians and other medical professionals at its facilities to access all facets of care a patient has received from the health system. The organization had one of the quickest Epic launches among hospitals and health systems across the country.
The conversion to Epic also enabled the health system to establish MyWellmont, a secure, web-based portal for patients to review a significant portion of their electronic medical record.
Price began his Wellmont career in 2002 as vice president of finance and operations at Lonesome Pine Hospital. In 2004, he became vice president of finance and operations at Bristol Regional Medical Center. Five years later, he was selected as vice president of finance and operations at Holston Valley Medical Center. He returned to Bristol Regional two years later as chief operating officer.
"It's been a privilege to serve Wellmont and our patients for 12 years, and I look forward to this latest professional growth opportunity," Price said. "With the healthcare landscape changing so rapidly, we need to be agile and even more responsive to the needs of the patients we are honored to serve. Our professionals are ready to meet this challenge and fulfill our vision to deliver the best health care anywhere."
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