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Transitions: Departments see new appointments, departures

Robin Hanson is named manager of Asante Emergency Preparedness, Erin Coffey departs, Andrew Porter promoted.

Robin HansonRobin Hanson has accepted the position of manager of Emergency Preparedness and the ARRMC Trauma Program. She replaces Jackie DeSilva, who took a job with Crater Lake Surgery Center in Medford.

A nurse for 29 years, Hanson has extensive experience in emergency nursing, leadership and program management. She has been with Asante for 19 years, including time spent as a bedside nurse, charge nurse and leader. She led the ARRMC Emergency Department as manager for seven years.

Hanson was instrumental in the implementation and ongoing development of the regional STEMI program that has saved countless lives over the years. Most recently she has served in ARRMC’s perioperative services, where she worked as a charge nurse and clinical supervisor. She also had the opportunity to spend three years working in an emergency department in Saudi Arabia. Hanson serves the community by working on call for the SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) program in Jackson and Josephine counties.

She begins her new role on June 5.

Andrew PorterAndrew Porter has moved into the director role for Payer Strategy and Contracting. He succeeds Toni Bartling, who has moved into a part-time position. In his new role, Porter leads Asante’s payer strategy, negotiating contract terms, resolving contract issues and working with payers to contract and partner with Asante.

He joined Asante in 2014 and has occupied progressive leadership roles, most recently serving as manager of Asante Health Network Payer Contracting. He has partnered with leaders to develop Asante’s value-based contracting strategy, helping Asante transition from volume to value and grow the value-based contracts through Asante Health Network.

Andrew began his new duties on May 1.

erin coffeyErin Coffey, director of Revenue Cycle and Patient Access, resigned from her position to take a job at Michigan-based Trinity Health Care. Her last day was April 22.

“During Coffey’s four years at Asante, she created a fantastic culture within the Patient Access team and across Revenue Cycle,” said Greg Wojtal, chief administrative and financial officer.

She implemented several revenue cycle Patient Access technical solutions, such as Real Time Eligibility and Real Time Authorization, to improve patient experience and revenue cycle financial metrics. Coffey was critical in the implementation of COVID-19 screeners and the cancer center go-live.

Asante is working internally to determine next steps for the Patient Access function.

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