January/February 2008

The Practice Management Advisory Council


Catholic Health Initiatives’ Practice Management Advisory Council is comprised of local and national experts in practice management. Its charter is to strengthen employed practice management competencies across the system, at both the local and national levels. The PMAC is focused on the development of practice management tools, standards and recommendations that will best serve Catholic Health Initiatives and its diverse market-based organizations. The members are: Claudia Eisenmann, Chair President and Chief Executive Officer St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center Dickinson, N.D. John Anderson, MD Chief Medical Officer Catholic Health Initiatives Kent Carr, MD Chief Executive Officer Mercy Clinics Des Moines, Iowa Cathy Dal Santo Director, Financial Reporting Catholic Health Initiatives Mariann Doeling Executive Vice President Carrington Health Center Carrington, N.D. Nancy Etzelmiller Vice President, Human Resources Catholic Health Initiatives Theresa Lewis Director, Medical Affairs and Practice Management Catholic Health Initiatives Paula Register Chief Executive Officer Mountain Management Chattanooga, Tenn. Kent Reckewey, MD Chief Executive Officer The Physician Network Lincoln, Neb. Cliff Robertson, MD President Franciscan Medical Group Tacoma, Wash. Jody Schaefer Senior Legal Counsel Catholic Health Initiatives David Swieskowski, MD Vice President, Quality Improvement Mercy Clinics Des Moines, Iowa Rick Turner, MD Vice President, Clinical Information Management Catholic Health Initiatives Alan Winkler Senior Vice President St. Vincent Medical Group Little Rock, Ark.