Lee Ann Liska, MBA, Chief Operating Officer and Interim Hospital President of Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH), has been chosen to function the hospital’s president.
Liska joined VUMC as VUH’s Chief Operating Officer within the Fall of 2020. Liska succeeds Shon Dwyer, MBA, RN. As the hospital’s president, she is going to report back to C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC.
In partnership with operational leaders from throughout the enterprise, the VUH senior management staff, medical division chairs, Patient Care Center and Clinical Service Center administrators, Liska is liable for all points of the hospital’s efficiency, guaranteeing patient-focused service, high quality and security, recruitment and retention, progress and finance, and innovation all through the power.
“I need to thank Ms. Liska for her service as Interim President over the previous six months. Lee Ann has demonstrated outstanding management and has been a steadying presence as she and her staff proceed to handle by capability challenges and different points dealing with VUH. I need to welcome her into this vital function on our senior management staff and sit up for persevering with to work carefully along with her to serve our sufferers,” Pinson mentioned.
VUH is acknowledged as Tennessee’s and the Southeast’s prime rated grownup hospital, receiving accolades from organizations like , Leapfrog, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet designation) and others for its superior tertiary care and sustained excessive efficiency.
Staffed by roughly 6,000 nurses and different staff, together with Vanderbilt University school physicians and greater than 1,000 residents and fellows, VUH at present presents 790 beds and 69 working rooms the place greater than 40,000 surgical procedures are carried out annually. In phrases of affected person quantity, the hospital experiences roughly 12,000 inbound transfers, greater than 45,000 discharges, 69,000 Adult Emergency Department visits and greater than 5,300 births.
In 2022, plans for a serious enlargement to VUH have been introduced, which features a 15-level affected person tower at present beneath development that may add, relying on closing configuration, roughly 180 beds and 11 extra working rooms, radiology companies, a number of specialty clinics, a spacious foyer and new administrative workplace house.
Liska is a veteran of the well being care trade with intensive expertise in well being methods administration. Her expertise spans hospital operations, doctor follow administration and ambulatory companies in a number of educational and group well being methods all through the Midwest and South.
“I’ve loved my time within the Interim Hospital President place and am honored to serve VUH within the everlasting function. We have an unimaginable staff at VUH, and I want to thank them for his or her ongoing help. I sit up for our continued work collectively to supply glorious care to our sufferers and help to our care groups and different members of our workforce,” Liska mentioned.
Before becoming a member of VUMC, Liska labored in Florida, Georgia and Ohio with giant well being methods offering operational and strategic management in teaching and mentoring senior leaders, executing operational assessments and deliverables, making a metric-driven dashboard, decreasing bills and consolidating medical companies.
A local of Ohio, Liska earned her Executive Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Cleveland State University. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and served as Chair of the ACHE CEO Committee.
She participates in group and civic actions, at present with the American Heart Association in Middle Tennessee. With an intensive historical past of service to skilled and civic organizations earlier than relocating to Nashville, Liska was a board membership on the Augusta Georgia Metro Chamber, American Heart Association and the United Way of Augusta, the YWCA of Cincinnati, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, American Heart Association of Cincinnati, Hoxworth Blood Center, LifeCenter Organ Donor Network, and Xavier University’s Williams College of Business.