|By PR Newswire||
|April 3, 2014 01:00 PM EDT||
BOSTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tufts Medical Center Board of Trustees announced today that it has voted unanimously to appoint Michael Wagner, MD, FACP as President and CEO of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children on a permanent basis. Wagner, a nationally respected physician executive and health care thought leader, has held the title of Interim President and CEO since September 2013. He had previously served as President and CEO of the 550-member Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization and Tufts MC's Chief Medical Officer.
"The Board has been extremely impressed with Dr. Wagner's performance in the interim CEO role over the past six months," said Thomas Hollister, Chair of the Tufts Medical Center Board of Trustees. "Dr. Wagner is a wise and innovative leader who understands the complexities of health care from so many angles as a primary care physician, a private sector executive and a patient safety advocate. This expertise will be invaluable as Tufts Medical Center builds on its rich tradition of health care innovation and transforms how care is delivered as the health care industry continues to change. We are very pleased that Dr. Wagner, who began his career here in our primary care offices, will now be our chief executive officer."
"It is a tremendous honor to have the opportunity to lead this historic institution at this exciting time," said Wagner. "I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Board to ensure that Tufts Medical Center sets the industry standard for how an academic medical center can improve health care by working collaboratively with our community partners. I have long had an affinity for Tufts Medical Center, its staff and physicians; continuing to work side by side with them is inspiring."
Wagner and Ellen Zane, Vice Chair of the Tufts Medical Center Board of Trustees, will continue to work in concert on the Medical Center's strategic planning and execution.
Wagner has diverse and extensive experience in the health care industry though his work at academic medical centers, community hospitals and in the private sector. Prior to returning to Tufts Medical Center in 2008 to lead the hospital's primary care services, Wagner was CEO of EmCare Inpatient Services, a hospital inpatient physician management company. During his tenure, Wagner traveled the country, helping hospitals improve patient care, patient satisfaction and efficiency. Wagner also served on the Society for General Internal Medicine's Commission on Physician Payment Reform, and as the Chief Medical Officer of Fidelis Care New York, a Medicaid health insurance company. He held leadership positions as the Vice Chair of the Institutional Review Board for Tufts and as the Director of Medical Education for Unity Health System, an affiliate of the University of Rochester.
At Tufts Medical Center, Wagner began his career in Tufts MC's internal medicine practice nearly 25 years ago and has since served as Chief of General Medicine (1999-2003), Chief of Internal Medicine and Adult Primary Care (2008- 2012), Chief Medical Officer (2011-2013) and President and CEO of the Tufts Medical Center Physicians Organization (2012-2014) during his three professional tenures at the Medical Center.
"Dr. Wagner has deep leadership experience and great integrity and values," said Paul Summergrad, MD, Chairman of the Tufts MC Physicians Organization Board of Trustees and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Tufts Medical Center. "Tufts Medical Center physicians and caregivers relate to Mike and trust that he understands and supports our common goal of outstanding clinical care. Mike also knows the bigger picture, the significance of population health and the role of the academic medical center as the heart of innovation. He has led quality improvement across the institution and has never wavered in his support of patient needs. His unique background and broad expertise position Mike as an ideal leader, best equipped to move the Medical Center in the right direction. He has the complete support of the physician and clinician community at Tufts Medical Center."
The Tufts MC Physicians Organization (PO) will soon begin a process to select Wagner's successor as President and CEO of the PO.
"Dr. Wagner's tireless dedication to enhancing quality, patient safety and patient experience at the Medical Center has inspired incredible teamwork among caregivers to go the extra mile," said Therese Hudson-Jinks, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Tufts Medical Center. "He motivates the Tufts MC Care Team, including our excellent nurses, to exceed clinical outcome targets and delight patients with a compassionate commitment to their care."
Wagner earned his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Connecticut College and received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH, where he was Chief Medical Resident.
About Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. Floating Hospital for Children is the full-service children's hospital of Tufts Medical Center and the principal pediatric teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine. Tufts Medical Center is affiliated with the New England Quality Care Alliance, a network of more than 1,800 physicians throughout Eastern Massachusetts. For more information, please visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.
SOURCE Tufts Medical Center
SYS-CON Events announced today the DevOps Foundation Certification Course, being held June ?, 2015, in conjunction with DevOps Summit and 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. This sixteen (16) hour course provides an introduction to DevOps – the cultural and professional movement that stresses communication, collaboration, integration and automation in order to improve the flow of work between software developers and IT operations professionals. Improved workflows will res...
Mar. 29, 2015 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,555
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting we...
Mar. 29, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,365
The WebRTC Summit 2014 New York, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 16th International Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit.
Mar. 29, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,543
Even though it’s now Microservices Journal, long-time fans of SOA World Magazine can take comfort in the fact that the URL – soa.sys-con.com – remains unchanged. And that’s no mistake, as microservices are really nothing more than a new and improved take on the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) best practices we struggled to hammer out over the last decade. Skeptics, however, might say that this change is nothing more than an exercise in buzzword-hopping. SOA is passé, and now that people are ...
Mar. 29, 2015 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,234
SOA Software has changed its name to Akana. With roots in Web Services and SOA Governance, Akana has established itself as a leader in API Management and is expanding into cloud integration as an alternative to the traditional heavyweight enterprise service bus (ESB). The company recently announced that it achieved more than 90% year-over-year growth. As Akana, the company now addresses the evolution and diversification of SOA, unifying security, management, and DevOps across SOA, APIs, microser...
Mar. 29, 2015 08:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,039
The webinar, hosted by XebiaLabs, will feature 4 experts including Special Host Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project, along with IT thought leaders Gary Gruver, Randy Shoup and XebiaLabs' Andrew Phillips. The panel brings more than 30 years of collective experience surrounding microservices transformations at major companies including Google, eBay and Tripwire. "The story around microservices and containers is pretty compelling and the attraction of more flexibility is obviously alluring,"...
Mar. 29, 2015 08:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,238
SYS-CON Events announced today that Creative Business Solutions will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Creative Business Solutions is the top stocking authorized HP Renew Distributor in the U.S. Based out of Long Island, NY, Creative Business Solutions offers a one-stop shop for a diverse range of products including Proliant, Blade and Industry Standard Servers, Networking, Server Options and...
Mar. 29, 2015 06:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,819
WHOA.com has announced the newest addition to its data center footprint with the expansion into Equinix's newest state-of-the-art facility: DC-11 Washington, DC IBX+. Located in Ashburn, VA, this data center expands Whoa.com's presence to meet rapidly expanding customer demand for secure cloud solutions. Equinix, Inc. operates International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 32 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Equinix is committed to operating faciliti...
Mar. 29, 2015 05:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,107
SYS-CON Events announced today that FierceDevOps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. FierceDevOps keeps software developers and IT operations personnel updated on the latest news and trends around the rapidly evolving role of the traditional IT worker.
Mar. 29, 2015 02:45 AM EDT Reads: 1,413
GENBAND has announced that SageNet is leveraging the Nuvia platform to deliver Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to its large base of retail and enterprise customers. Nuvia’s cloud-based solution provides SageNet’s customers with a full suite of business communications and collaboration tools. Two large national SageNet retail customers have recently signed up to deploy the Nuvia platform and the company will continue to sell the service to new and existing customers. Nuvia’s capabili...
Mar. 29, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,447
Hosted PaaS providers have given independent developers and startups huge advantages in efficiency and reduced time-to-market over their more process-bound counterparts in enterprises. Software frameworks are now available that allow enterprise IT departments to provide these same advantages for developers in their own organization. In his workshop session at DevOps Summit, Troy Topnik, ActiveState’s Technical Product Manager, will show how on-prem or cloud-hosted Private PaaS can enable organ...
Mar. 28, 2015 11:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,175
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
Mar. 28, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,778
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cisco makes amazing things happen by connecting the unconnected. Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by becoming the worldwide leader in transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborat...
Mar. 28, 2015 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,182
WSM International is launching a DevOps services division that offers assessment, consulting and implementation to large enterprises and organizations with complex infrastructures. This is the first independent services company to create a dedicated practice to help organizations looking to transition to the DevOps model. The concept of DevOps is to blend information technology (IT) software development with operations to optimize the computing infrastructure according to the specific needs of ...
Mar. 28, 2015 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,500
SYS-CON Events announced today that the DevOps Institute has been named “Association Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The DevOps Institute provides enterprise level training and certification. Working with thought leaders from the DevOps community, the IT Service Management field and the IT training market, the DevOps Institute is setting the standard in quality for DevOps education and training.
Mar. 28, 2015 06:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,027