New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Creighton University-Arizona appoints executive director

Jacqueline A. Chadwick, M.D., has assumed the position of founding executive director of the Creighton University-Arizona Health Education Alliance.

The Alliance seeks to expand and improve health care education and training opportunities for medical students throughout the state.

The 35-year family physician and longtime medical educator and administrator’s new role took effect July 30. She is the former vice dean for Educational Affairs and Accreditation at the Texas Christian University and University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine, and joins the Alliance as part of a distinguished career in education, administration and advocacy.

“I am honored to work with the Alliance partners in developing this unique consortium for residency programs and health professions,” said Dr. Chadwick of her new appointment. “St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Maricopa Integrated Health System and District Medical Group have long been invested in medical education, and this enhanced relationship with Creighton University will offer exciting new opportunities for educating health care students for the future.”

While Dr. Chadwick returns to Arizona by way of Texas, she has an extensive track record in Arizona’s health care education system and improving learning opportunities and outcomes for Arizona students. Once the first female president of the Arizona Medical Association, she also served as vice dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, where she proved instrumental in launching its clinical campus and then transitioning it into a separate, accredited medical school under the University of Arizona umbrella.

Kimberly Page joins Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli announced the addition of Associate Kimberly Page. Kimberly focuses her practice on professional liability, bad faith and complex litigation. Before joining JSH, she gained experience in insurance defense litigation for construction defect and general liability matters, as well as legal writing, depositions, mediations, trial and arbitration preparation, and appeals briefing. While in law school, Kimberly volunteered with the Hofstra Law Criminal Justice Clinic, where she represented indigent clients in the Nassau County District Court and Queens County Criminal Court, providing clients comprehensive legal representation, from initial interview to sentencing.

Kimberly earned her law degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in New York, and her bachelor’s from Butler University in Indiana.

Abrazo executives receive national recognition

Abrazo Community Health Network executives Asja DiMuria and Jeff Patterson were included in the newly-released list of up-and-coming healthcare leaders under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national healthcare trade publication.

Becker’s noted that individuals on its “Rising Stars: 90 Healthcare Leaders Under 40” list are recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement, overseeing crucial projects and growing their companies.

DiMuria is chief financial officer at Abrazo West Campus, a 188-bed acute care hospital with a Level 1 trauma center in Goodyear, Ariz. Among the responsibilities of her current role, Beckers noted she educates the clinical staff on the financial side of operating a hospital. DiMuria previously served as associate CFO of Abrazo West Campus, having joined Abrazo Health in 1998 as a financial counselor at Phoenix Baptist Hospital.

Patterson is CEO of the 217-bed Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale, Ariz. and 59-bed Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital in Phoenix, both of which earned the Tenet Healthcare 2018 Circle of Excellence Award in recognition of the hospitals’ clinical and operational performance. Under his leadership, the hospitals continue to excel in quality and patient experience, as well as completing program and technology upgrades. Patterson joined Abrazo in January after serving as CEO of Nacogdoches (Texas) Medical Center and COO of Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif.

“Jeff and Asja represent the next generation of healthcare leaders. They are both instrumental in guiding the patient-centered focus and advances at their respective campuses. Strong leadership helps ensure that excellent patient care and patient safety remains at the forefront of each hospital’s quest to help people live happier, healthier lives,” said Frank Molinaro, chief executive officer of Abrazo Community Health Network.

BillingTree appoints Jason Hiland

BillingTree, the leading payment technology provider, today announced Jason Hiland has been appointed Vice President of Sales and Business Development for ARM and Financial Services. In this newly created position he oversees sales operations and initiatives to expand electronic payment and technology adoption to a broader audience of Banks and Credit Unions of all sizes, Auto Financers and the Accounts Receivables Management (ARM) market.

Jason Hiland has over 15 years of experience in collection software, electronic payments and technology sales, having spent almost nine years at BillingTree in senior roles. He served as the BillingTree Southeast Regional Director in ARM before taking the lead position over the Financial Services efforts, where he enjoyed great success building a team and growing the company’s Credit Union and Banking clientele.

As published August 13, 2018 on AZBigMedia.com.