Riverview Health announced that Elizabeth Walker has been appointed as the new chief operating and strategy officer.
Walker brings more than 25 years of experience with various healthcare organizations throughout the country. Most recently, she worked as the vice president of corporate strategy with pharmaceutical company, Syneos Health. She has a strong community hospital background, including having served as the vice-president of strategic planning and physician operations with Henry Hospital, as well as having done strategy consulting work for hospitals in 49 of the 50 states.
“We’re pleased to welcome Elizabeth onto the leadership team,” said Dave Hyatt, president and CEO of Riverview Health. “I feel strongly that her strategy experience and expertise will be instrumental in setting Riverview Health on the right path to future success.”
Walker holds a juris doctorate, master of health administration and undergraduate degrees from Indiana University and is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She lives in Carmel with her family.
“I am honored to join the leadership team at Riverview Health as the COO,” said Walker. “I look forward to joining the organization during this time of growth as Riverview Health continues to be a champion for health and wellness throughout Hamilton County and central Indiana.”
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville, a 16-bed hospital in Westfield, as well as freestanding combined ER and urgent care facilities. Also included are more than 25 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.
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