Dana-Farber Cancer Institute appoints new chief medical officer, chief operating officer
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced several appointments to senior positions Wednesday.
Dr. Craig Bunnell will become chief medical officer, after serving as an associate in that office. Bunnell replaces Dr. Lawrence Shulman, who will lead the new Department of Regional Strategy Development, focused on developing collaborations with other organizations and Dana-Farber satellite locations. Shulman also will take on the role of chief of staff.
Chief Quality Officer Dr. Joseph Jacobson will take on added responsibilities in overseeing patient safety at the hospital.
The hospital also announced several executive appointments.
Dorothy Puhy, will move from chief financial officer to chief operating officer, replacing Janet Porter, who left the hospital earlier this year. Puhy is charged with managing the hospital’s business strategy, finance, human resources, and information systems, among other things. Karen Bird, previously senior vice president for finance, will succeed Puhy.
“During the past 10 to 15 years, Dana-Farber has undergone significant changes to meet the expanding demand for its cancer care services and the growth of its research programs,” Dr. Edward J. Benz Jr., president of Dana-Farber, said in a press release. “These appointments will enable us to respond to the many systemic and financial changes that are expected to affect how health care is provided in the next decade.”Chelsea Conaboy can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @cconaboy.
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