Asante leadership structure continues to evolve

CAO Win Howard announces management changes to streamline operations.


Over the past year, Asante has implemented a less complex administrative structure to help achieve a systemized approach for delivering high-quality and low-cost health care across our organization.

In addition to recently announced changes,  the following leadership roles will become effective on Monday, Aug. 28, to support Asante’s goal of improved “systemness:”


Whitney Murphy joins Asante as vice president of Operations for ARRMC and AACH. In addition to her responsibility for operations, Whitney will provide systemwide executive oversight of Cardiovascular Services, Perioperative Services, Rehabilitation Services, Hospice, Wound Care and Sleep Lab. Whitney joins us from Seattle Children’s. She will report to me.


Jennifer Perry, director of ATRMC Imaging Services, will become director of Asante Imaging Services, providing systemwide leadership of Imaging Services (excluding the Cath Labs and Cardiac Studies) and will report to Dr. Eric Loeliger, vice president of Operations and medical officer for ATRMC.


Stephen Weymouth, director of ARRMC Imaging Services will become director of Asante Cardiovascular Services, providing systemwide leadership of Cath Labs, Cardiovascular Recovery, Cardiac Rehab, Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Cardiac Studies.


Sarah Hillyer, director of Nursing at ARRMC and AACH, will add oversight of Respiratory Therapy across the system to her responsibilities.


Sarah Engstrom, director of ARRMC Laboratory Services will become director of Asante Laboratory Services and will report to Dr. Loeliger.


Rob Hibner, director of AACH Ancillary and Support Services, will become director of Hospital Operations at AACH and will report to me.

Steven Hersch, MDSteve Hersch, MD, vice president of Medical Affairs and administrator at AACH, will become director of Quality and Safety for Asante and AACH director of Medical Affairs. He will continue to provide direction and oversight to the AACH medical staff. Dr. Hersch will report to Dr. Jamie Grebosky with a dotted line to me.


Nicole Cowley, MD, medical director of the ATRMC Hospitalist Program also will assume responsibility for the AACH Hospitalist program.

AACH Emergency Medicine medical director Gary McCalla, MD, will report to Somnath Ghosh, MD.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me directly. I am confident Asante is moving in the right direction and look forward to collaborating with these incredible leaders in their new roles. I look forward to seeing how these changes positively affect our organization.

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