Bilal Ahmed

Email Address: bahmed@northshore.org 

 

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, DePaul University (2014)
  • Master of Science, Healthcare Administration, The Ohio State University (2016)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Process and Quality Improvement
  • Hospital Operations
  • Strategic Planning & Business Development

Major Project Assignments

  • Work with hospital leaders to establish capital needs for FY17. Evaluating capital needs by hospital campuses and creating priorities.  Managing of CAPEX priority and submission process in partnership with finance, purchasing and senior leadership
  • Support Cardiology leadership to determine best model for cath lab efficiency and management process. Assist in leading evaluation and implementation of IR/Cath Lab cross training
  • Assist Health Information Technology (HIT) in vendor selection process for new NorthShore initiatives. Helping lead system level review of applications to determine best functional and technical fit for organization and integration with our EMR

 

Christopher Cheney

Email Address: ccheney@northshore.org

 

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Comprehensive Biology, University of Iowa (2013)
  • Master of Science, Health Systems Management, Rush University, Chicago, IL (2016)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Service Line Development
  • Hospital Operations
  • Strategic Planning

Major Project Assignments

  • Evaluating the efficacy of the establishment of a living donor kidney transplant program
  • Develop and implement patient wayfinding strategies at Highland Park Hospital to enhance the patient experience
  • Provide administrative support in the analysis of surgical service line profitability across NorthShore’s four hospitals

 

Matthew Belanger | 2016-2017

 

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, Public Health, Saint Louis University (2013)
  • Master of Health Administration, University of Iowa (2015)
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Iowa (2015)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Medical Group Management
  • Business Development
  • Hospital Operations
  • Finance

Major Project Assignments

  • Development of growth strategy for NorthShore Immediate Care.
  • Worked with clinical and financial teams to develop Bundled Payment infrastructure and strategy.
  • Managed the redesign of Outpatient MRI services across the enterprise.

 

Evan DeVoe | 2015-2016

Current Status:
  • Practice Manager

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • Master of Science, Health Systems Management, Rush University, Chicago, IL (2015)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Hospital Operations
  • Medical Group Operations
  • Strategic Initiatives

Major Project Assignments

  • Support the Health leadership team in implementation including leadership involvement with the marketing operational plans.
  • Support the implementation of the personalized medicine clinical and research initiatives.
  • Develop a business plan for the Neurophysiology service line.

 

Beth Cutler | 2013-2014

 

Current Status

  • Director, Pharmacy Administrator

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science – Concordia College – Moorhead, MN (2011)
  • Master of Healthcare Administration – University of Minnesota (2013)

 Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Hospital Operations
  • Process and Quality Improvement
  • Medical Group Management
  • Strategic Planning

Major Project Assignments

  • Decrease utilization of high cost imaging in the inpatient setting by benchmarking best practices and recommending options for NorthShore to pilot.
  • Provide administrative support for Lab Renovation/Construction project.
  • Define and enhance Patient Centered Care for GI and Lung Cancer patients by assessing current workflows for scheduling, teaching, communication and follow up.
  • Analyze shifts in Skokie Hospital referral trends by physician, group, and service. Identify opportunities for growth and work with Administration and Medical Staff leadership to develop specific tactics related to opportunities. 

 

Preethy Rangan | 2012-2013

 

Current Status

  • Manager, NPA Business Initiatives

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts – Case Western Reserve University (2010)
  • Master of Health Administration – The Ohio State University (2012)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning & Business Development
  • Operations

Major Project Assignments

  • Support the transition of clinics and hospital departments into the Skokie Ambulatory Care Center – move logistics, patient communication, financial and EPIC reporting.
  • Evaluate current functionality and recommend enhancements to our electronic patient recall system; review functionality, use of the system, training materials, workflows and performance reports, physician education.
  • Analyze and recommend changes in the revenue cycle process to reduce registration denials.

 

Justin Brueck | 2010-2011

 

Current Status

  • Senior Director, Laboratory and Research Program Administrator

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts – Central College, Pella, IA (2006)
  • Master of Arts – University of Iowa (2008)
  • Master of Health Administration – University of Iowa (2010)

Healthcare Administrative Interests

  • Hospital Operations
  • Strategic Planning and Business Development
  • Quality Improvement

Major Project Assignments

  • Manage construction-related operational tasks during the renovation and expansion of Glenbrook Hospital’s Radiology, Cardiology and Emergency Departments.
  • Participate as a member of the Epic Upgrade team and work with the Evanston Hospital Quality team and their uses of Epic to manage clinical conditions more cost effectively based on a data driven process.
  • Participate as a member of the site development team for the new Gurnee Ambulatory Care Center.
  • Benchmark our customer loyalty performance with internal and external comparisons and develop best practice models.
  • Review initial analysis of frequent users of NorthShore Emergency Departments and develop a pilot for case manager model. 

 

Matt Waskerwitz | 2009-2010 

 

Current Status

  • Senior Director, Hospitals and Clinics

 Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Science – Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH (2007)
  • Masters of Business Administration – Xavier University (2009)
  • Masters of Health Services Administration – Xavier University (2010)

Healthcare Administration Interests

  • Hospital Management
  • Operations
  • Strategic Planning

Project Assignments

  • Manage the “GoLive” Command Center during the implementation of EPIC Health Information Systems at Skokie Hospital
  • Oversee management and operations for the Food and Nutrition Services at Glenbrook Hospital, with direct reporting to the President of the hospital
  • Develop and implement a communication plan for the operating room renovation at Evanston Hospital
  • Co-lead a team tasked with developing a patient acuity classification system, by leveraging electronic health information