Periodically, we get reviewed by the various rating agencies – Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch and, appropriately, they want to know who is in charge. I thought you may want to see some of the senior leaders at GHS as well as read what we think we are about from a management perspective. I think this is a talented group of leaders – the best I have worked with.
The following is part of the write up we submitted to the Agencies.
The President of the Greenville Hospital System, as the Chief Executive Officer responsible to the Board, has been delegated the authority by the Board to organize, manage, direct, plan, coordinate and implement all activities, services and programs of the System.
Management of the System is provided principally using a team based approach consisting of clinical and administrative leadership. The System is committed to being a physician led organization, with the overall senior physician leadership as well as the Chairs of the various clinical departments having an active voice and role in the establishment of strategic direction and operational decisions. Three Councils have been established which provide strategic and operational leadership and resource prioritization direction. Membership on the Councils varies with each having a strong contingency of clinical, academic and administrative executives. The following is information concerning the President and Chief Executive Officer and certain other management personnel of the System:
MICHAEL C. RIORDAN (53), President and Chief Executive Officer, joined the System in 2006. Prior to joining the System, he served as president, CEO and trustee of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Health System and as senior associate hospital administrator and then COO of Emory University Hospital and Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served three years in the United States Marine Corps as a lieutenant. Riordan currently serves as an assembly representative for the Association of American Medical Colleges and is on the administrative board of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems. He is chairman of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and serves on the governing boards for Health Sciences South Carolina and, as of July, Furman University. In addition, he is on the advisory board for Clemson University’s Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics. Riordan earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts/English and a master’s degree in education/psychology from Columbia University in New York, as well as a master’s degree in health systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
JERRY R. YOUKEY, M.D. (64), Executive Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs and Dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville. Prior to joining the System, Dr. Youkey served as Chief, Department of Surgery, and Director, Peripheral Vascular Fellowship program, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Youkey earned a medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and a bachelor of arts degree from Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. He served a rotating internship and general surgery residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas and a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Dr. Youkey served 11 years in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in August 1984 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps. Dr. Youkey is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general vascular surgery. He is a member of numerous professional societies and is widely published in his specialty field of general vascular surgery, having authored books, abstracts and journal articles. Dr. Youkey holds the academic appointment of Professor and Dean at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville.
GREGORY J. RUSNAK (51), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, joined the System in 1996. Prior to joining the System, Mr. Rusnak held senior executive level positions with Sutter Health, a major health system serving Northern California. Before that, Mr. Rusnak was a hospital administrator with the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Mr. Rusnak earned a master in health services administration degree from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a bachelor of science degree in biology from Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Member of the South Carolina Hospital Association.
SPENCE M. TAYLOR, M.D. (54), Vice President for Academics and UMG Executive Medical Director joined the Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) in 1992. He was named Chairman and Program Director in 1998. He stepped down as Surgery Chair in June 2010 to chair the LCME Institutional Self-Study Task Force and to edit and co-author the documents supporting the Preliminary Accreditation of the USC School of Medicine-Greenville. Dr. Taylor is certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery, general vascular surgery, and is a registered vascular technologist. He is a member of most major surgical organizations and has held offices in several. He is a Director on the American Board of Surgery. He has authored numerous book chapters, abstracts, and journal articles. In addition, he holds the academic appointment of professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Clemson University and a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina. He did his internship and general surgery residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and a residency in peripheral vascular surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
ANGELO SINOPOLI, M.D. (56), Vice President for Clinical Integration and Chief Medical Officer, joined Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center (GHS) first as a resident in 1982. After completing his residency here in 1985 he returned in 1987 as a member of the Pulmonary Critical Care faculty. Dr. Sinopoli is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. He is a member of several professional societies, has authored numerous abstracts and journal articles, and presented at multiple conferences. He holds a professorship position at the University of South Carolina School Of Medicine. He has earned several teaching awards from the Medical School. Dr. Sinopoli earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of South Carolina and a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Following his internship at GHS, he completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.
MALCOLM W. ISLEY (48), Vice President, Physician and Strategic Services, joined the System in 2007. Prior to joining the System, Mr. Isley was at Duke University Health System where he was the executive responsible for business and network development for hospital and physician services. Mr. Isley earned a master in health administration degree from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and a bachelor of arts degree from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
JOSEPH J. BLAKE JR. (62), Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel, joined the System in 2007. Prior to joining the System, Mr. Blake was a shareholder and former managing director of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., a law firm located in South Carolina. Mr. Blake earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia and a juris doctorate from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the American Health Lawyers Association.
TERRI T. NEWSOM (47), Vice President Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer, joined the System in March 2011. Prior to joining System, she was the Associate Vice President for Ambulatory Care Finance at Duke University Health System and the Divisional Chief Financial Officer of Duke Raleigh Hospital. Newsom has been involved in healthcare since 1991 when she joined Duke University Hospital as a senior budget & financial analysis analyst. While at Duke, she served on the boards of community and civic organizations and was also a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Appalachian State University and is a certified public accountant.