SEATTLE – (April 23, 2018) — Virginia Mason Medical Center, a national leader in health care quality, safety and innovation, has started an affiliated consulting group that helps hospitals – particularly those serving rural communities – address challenges and assess opportunities in several critical areas, including C-suite staffing.
Called NetworxHealth, its services include skilled guidance for boards of directors during transitions in C-level positions (e.g., chief executive officer, chief financial officer, chief nurse officer and chief operating officer).
“We provide executive and management placement and consulting services for any hospital or medical center in the nation – and we have a special focus on rural and community hospitals,” said Noel Rea, MBA, senior director and hospital administrator. “Rural providers have a unique role in the fabric of their communities as they serve their friends, families and neighbors. Small hospitals often are the cornerstone for the entire health delivery system in their communities. It is important to keep them vibrant, successful and independent.”
NetworxHealth consultancy services also encompass management expertise in pharmacy operations, continuing medical education, financial management, supply chain efficiency, laboratory operations, group purchasing, facilities and construction project management.