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Chen to Play Pivotal Role in Network’s Growth, Efficiency and Integration Strategy
ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 22, 2015 — Coordinated Health (CH), the region’s leading acute-care and specialty surgical hospital network, today announced the appointment of veteran hospital and healthcare executive Linda Chen as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). She is responsible for financial planning, supply chain and materials management for CH’s hospitals, clinics, physician practices, rehabilitation and imaging centers across 17 locations.
Chen joins CH from Community Health Systems (CHS), one of the nation’s largest publicly traded, for-profit hospital companies, where she served for four years, most recently as CFO of Easton Hospital. While at Easton Hospital, Chen dramatically improved many key hospital efficiency rates. She led the financial management for the overall hospital, its many multiple-specialty physician practices and a joint venture ambulatory surgery center.
“Linda brings a proven track record and perfect balance of leading and facilitating collaboration between the clinical and financial sides of the business,” said Chief Executive Officer, Emil DiIorio, MD. “As both healthcare delivery and payment models continue to evolve, it was important for CH to hire a chief financial officer who had extensive experience in developing models and strategic ways of thinking.”
Chen’s deep healthcare leadership experience includes management posts at Universal Health Services and Vanguard Health Systems. She earned her Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University; her MBA from St. John’s University; and her Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from China Agricultural University.
“It’s a great time to be joining Coordinated Health,” said Chen. “I believe that it has he right model, team and vision to win in this new era of healthcare. I’m excited to be part of the team.”
About: Coordinated Health (CH) is a privately held, physician-owned acute care hospital network in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. CH’s focused regional network employs more than 1,000 highly skilled professionals at 17 sites, with an ambulatory-based continuum of care. Access is provided by specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, traditional care units, multi-specialty clinics and walk-in care centers. Service lines are deliberately limited to musculoskeletal care, cardiology, women’s health and immediate and primary care. In its coverage area, CH has exclusively earned the U.S. government’s new five-star quality rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for quality patient care and service. CH has also received the Top Performer rating from The Joint Commission three years in a row and has repeatedly been awarded top safety and satisfaction scores from Healthgrades and other nationally recognized consumer advocacy groups.