Beaumont Announces Executive Appointments: Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System, has announced the appointments of four executives to new or expanded roles. Samuel Flanders, M.D., of Bloomfield Township, has been appointed as executive vice president of Quality, Safety and Clinical Effectiveness for Beaumont Health System. Dr. Flanders will direct all quality and safety functions for the three-hospital system, and will oversee the work of Beaumont’s Clinical Integration Councils. Dr. Flanders joined Beaumont in 2008 from Clarian Health Partners in Indiana where he was senior vice president of medical quality. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan and a medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is a clinical associate professor in the department of Pediatrics of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Thomas Brisse, of Oakland Township, has been appointed as executive vice president of operations, Beaumont Health System. He will oversee the operations of Beaumont’s three hospitals, ambulatory diagnostic and surgery centers, six Centers of Excellence, Support Services Integration Councils, supply chain, and facilities and real estate management through Jones Lang LaSalle. Brisse began his Beaumont career in 1987 in management engineering. He then served as administrative associate in the Beaumont Reference Laboratory before moving to Beaumont, Troy as assistant director, associate director, senior associate director, vice president of operations and then president of the hospital. He is a University of Michigan graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in health services administration. Nancy Susick, RN, of Rochester Hills, has been appointed as president of Beaumont Hospital, Troy, responsible for overseeing the operations of the 406-bed hospital and its ambulatory, diagnostic and surgery centers. Susick has held various staff, nursing leadership and administrative positions at Beaumont, Royal Oak and Troy since 1986. She most recently served as vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for Beaumont, Troy. She recently retired from the United States Navy Reserve, holding the rank of captain after 24 years of service. Susick has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mercy College of Detroit and a master’s degree in nursing from Oakland University. She is the first female and nurse president of a Beaumont hospital. Subra Sripada, of Northville, has been named executive vice president and chief administrative and information officer, Beaumont Health System. Sripada’s areas of responsibility include IT; strategic planning and business development; marketing and public affairs; corporate planning and the Project Management Office. He joined Beaumont in 2008 from the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has worked in various industry and consulting positions in the U.S. and abroad. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Osmania University in India and his master’s in industrial and systems engineering from Kansas State University. Beaumont Health System is a three-hospital regional health system with a total of 1,726 licensed beds, more than 14,000 full-time equivalent employees and 3,700 physicians.
Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy promotes clinical services director: Flint-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, the nation’s largest, privately owned specialty pharmacy, announced today that Gary Rice, a veteran specialty pharmacy executive, has joined Diplomat’s executive team as vice president of clinical services. Previously Rice served as the company’s director of clinical services. Prior to joining Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy in June of 2011, Rice was the vice president of operations at ITSRx, where he provided operational and clinical leadership and development for specialty and retail pharmacies. Rice also served as the director of specialty clinical management at MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., where he directed the clinical protocol development of 15 specialty therapy categories, oncology strategy, clinical oversight of specialty medication providers, and specialty pharmacy sales management. Before MedImpact, Rice was the vice president of retail and ancillary services, and director of pharmaceutical services at the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic in Houston, Texas. Rice earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in Boston. He received a Masters of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Houston. He completed his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Michigan-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, founded in 1975, serves patients nationwide as the country’s largest privately held Specialty Pharmacy and focuses on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions.