UTMC CEO announces organizational changes

September 12, 2014 | News, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences, Nursing, UTMC
By Jon Strunk

University of Toledo Medical Center CEO Dave Morlock announced Friday a series of organizational reporting changes as the hospital finalizes its personnel structures and says goodbye to Norma Tomlinson, a senior UTMC executive who has played a critical role in the strength of the medical center during the past decade.

“I know the entire UTMC family joins me in thanking Norma for her dedication to this institution during the last nine years,” Morlock said. “We have been lucky to have her leadership and guidance in our efforts to always continuously improve the care and experience provided to our patients and the learning environment enjoyed by our students.”

Tomlinson, who most recently served as associate vice president of UTMC, is retiring Sept. 12. She joined the hospital in 2005 from Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., where she was the vice president of clinical services and operations, and chief nursing officer.

There are several changes to the administrative structure at the medical center.

Reporting to UTMC CEO Morlock will be Jennifer Pastorek, director of supply chain management, and Marge McFadden, chief administrative officer for quality and patient safety, who also will work closely on clinical quality and safety initiative implementation with Dr. Carl Sirio, UTMC chief operating officer.

The Department of Service Excellence will report to Sirio. Transitioning into a leadership role of service excellence officer Oct. 1 will be Tony Urbina, who will return to Health Science Campus; he now serves as director of iCare University.

Vicki Riddick will be transitioning to work under Jovita Thomas-Williams, associate vice president for human resources and talent development, and be responsible for University-wide employee engagement.

“Having capably served as the director of service excellence, Vicki brings vast experience, years of institutional memory, and an in-depth understanding of UT culture that will be crucial to strengthening the University,” Morlock said.

“All across the University our colleagues are working incredibly hard and accomplishing great things,” Thomas-Williams said. “Vicki will be instrumental in recognizing and elevating these tremendous efforts.”

Dan Barbee, vice president for clinical services, will oversee UTMC’s clinical dieticians, led by Michele Lovett, and Transplant Services, led by Missy Korb. Inpatient Senior Behavioral Health Center will report to Barbee via Monecca Smith, and Nursing Education and Professional Development will report to Barbee via Ben Stobbe.

Reporting to Allen Siefert, hospital administrator and director of the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center, will be Steven Hanenkrath, director of biomedical engineering and work control, and Mario Toussaint, senior director of operations for dining, retail and clinical nutrition.

Over the next several weeks, Environmental Services will be reorganized to separate support for clinical areas from academic areas, as well as push accountability and reporting closer to the end customer (for example, in the operating rooms). In the interim, Environmental Services will report to Barbee.

Outpatient Behavioral Health, led by Karon Price, will report to Olivia Dacre.

Health Science Campus Facilities, led by Vic Brigner, will report to Jason Toth.

Inpatient Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, led by Tammy Cerrone, will report to Monecca Smith.

Survey efforts, from the American Hospital Association, the Ohio Hospital Association, and other groups, will report to Ron Goedde.

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