Marilynn Black and Kathryn Beattie Named CHC Senior Vice Presidents
Aug 04,2006 00:00 by Bend Weekly News Sources

Marilynn Black, Vice President (Information Services), and Kathryn Beattie, MD, Vice President (Medical Affairs), have been elevated to the level of Senior Vice President for Cascade Healthcare Community, the parent organization of St. Charles Medical Center – Bend and St. Charles Medical Center – Redmond.  CHC president and CEO Jim Diegel made the announcement Wednesday, August 2.  

“As we evolve our leadership structure I am intentionally making changes that publicly, and within CHC, demonstrate the importance of roles and functions,” explained Diegel.

"Information management is a critical and very visible part of our organization’s success.  Medical staff relationships and the development of creative ways to engage our physicians are a vital part of our strategy.  Marilynn and Kathryn have clearly demonstrated the leadership traits that ensure we can execute well in both of these important areas. Specifically, their ability to define an issue very clearly, seek solutions, test solutions, and then effectively implement recommendations in a timely fashion has been clearly evident to me.  Marilynn and Kathryn are both action-oriented, and they demonstrate courageous leadership by not shying away from very difficult issues.” Bend, Oregon