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St. E, TriHealth Name First CEO of Collaborative Venture

Healthcare Solutions Network (HSN), a collaborative venture of St. Elizabeth Healthcare and TriHealth, announced today Thomas Boggs has been named the first chief executive officer of the health organization. The announcement was made by Garren Colvin, interim president and chief executive officer of St. Elizabeth Healthcare and John Prout, president and chief executive officer of TriHealth. Boggs will begin his new position May 4. 
Boggs joins Healthcare Solutions Network from Aultman Health System in Canton, Ohio, where he most recently served as the chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the system’s Clinically Integrated Network. Boggs has more than 20 years of industry experience and has held a number of leadership roles in the areas of population health management, clinical integration, physicians practice operations and finance. Boggs also worked at BayCare Health System in Clearwater Florida, where he served as network chief operating officer/chief financial officer.  
“I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead these two outstanding systems’ efforts in delivering better value to patients, consumers and purchasers of healthcare in the market,” said Boggs. “Both entities are nationally recognized leaders in providing high quality patient care and provide a great foundation from which to build upon.” 
Boggs will be the first employee of HSN and will be responsible for refining and executing the strategic direction and implementing the initiatives that will enable HSN to achieve the goals and vision of the organization. These include building out resources and developing partnerships to secure the necessary access to support value-based contracts and develop value proposition to differentiate HSN in the marketplace.  
HSN is a regional health organization that brings together the physicians and hospitals of St. Elizabeth Healthcare and TriHealth - both nationally recognized health systems. Created in December 2013, the organization arranges for high quality, individually tailored and coordinated care for patients in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. It partners with employers and payers for innovative solutions and superior clinical outcomes to manage the total cost of care and create a clinically integrated network of the region’s best physicians and hospitals working together.  
“We are excited for Tom to assume the role of chief executive officer of Healthcare Solutions Network,” said Colvin. “Tom brings tremendous experience leading a highly ranked, complex health organization. He exudes a clear passion and dedication to our mission.”  
“Tom’s experience demonstrates his exceptional leadership and innate ability to lead the evolving health care market,” said Prout. “He has been instrumental in building a strong foundation for the future of the Aultman Health System.  We are pleased to have Tom join Healthcare Solutions Network.” 
Boggs earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Akron. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the Ohio Society of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs.
Staff report/Photo: Thomas Boggs (provided)