Brentwood-based LifePoint Health has appointed three leaders to vice president posts within the organization.
Tracy (Maurice) Abney has been promoted to vice president, clinical informatics officer. In this role, Abney will provide strategic oversight for the development of LifePoint's comprehensive clinical informatics program and guide the organization's approach to clinical technology. Abney previously served as senior director, acute clinical systems and director, evidence-based medicine. Prior to joining LifePoint Health in 2012, Abney worked in informatics leadership at Hospital Corporation of America.
Barbara Olson has been promoted to vice president, clinical improvement and healthcare safety were she will lead the company's efforts to enhance the safety of patients and healthcare workers in its facilities. Olson also oversees the LifePoint Patient Safety Organization and spearheads the company's enterprise-wide culture of safety and engagement survey process. She will also continue to be deeply involved with supporting LifePoint's hospitals as part of the National Quality Program Leadership Team. Olson most recently was senior patient safety officer for the company and has been with LifePoint since 2013.
Mark Pickett has been hired as vice president, physician services, Eastern Group. Previously, he served as senior director, physician practice operations at Tenet Healthcare. In his new role with LifePoint, Pickett will be responsible for leading and directing all aspects of physician services operations the company's Eastern Group of facilities, which include Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. Prior to Tenet, Pickett served in a number of roles as vice president during his 10-year tenure with Hospital Corporation of America.