UT Health changes emphasize clinic operations

February 27, 2015 | Medicine and Life Sciences, UTMC
By Jon Strunk

University of Toledo Heath officials have announced several leadership changes designed to provide additional focus on the system’s outpatient clinics.

Calling the clinics an increasingly critical piece of UT Health’s health-care delivery system, Dave Morlock, CEO for UT Health, said he has asked Olivia Dacre to focus solely on ambulatory care.

“This change will provide a clearer institutional focus on the clinics and help us respond in a timely way to specific clinical needs,” said Morlock, who also serves as UT’s executive vice president for finance and administration. “Olivia will report to me and will work to standardize clinic operations, create clarity of expectations for staff and faculty, and identify best practices at individual clinics that we can implement across our growing geographical footprint.”

Morlock added that he will work with Dr. Christopher Cooper, senior vice president for clinical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, to identify a medical director for the clinics who will partner with Dacre.

Robin Horani will assume oversight of the UT Medical Center revenue cycle role that Dacre will vacate. Horani also will continue leading revenue cycle operations for UT Physicians, the University’s physician group.

“These changes will be effective as of March 1,” Morlock said, “and Dr. Cooper and I are confident this will better coordinate patient access and customer service across our clinical platform.”

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