Alaska Native Medical Center Leadership Transition
Anchorage, AK –– After serving nearly a year and a half as Administrator of the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC), Dan Neumeister has completed his contract and is moving on to pursue other endeavors. During his tenure, ANMC achieved Joint Commission accreditation and redesignation as a Magnet Nursing hospital and recertification as a Level II Trauma Center.William Casey will serve as interim administrator effective Monday, May 24, 2010. Casey has nearly 30 years of hospital and health system executive experience with a strong background in providing excellence in customer service. Previous experience includes President of Provena Hospitals in Ill., where he piloted the re-positioning of Povena’s nine hospitals across the state and chaired a value and excellence effort that netted $50 million in savings in the first year; and CEO of Mercy Hospital in Champaign, Ill., where he led the hospital team from third place to first in their marketplace. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Casey co-founded a charity, ProPapa Missions America, which works with a team in Honduras to bring health care and housing to the very poor, and to provide scholarships to underprivileged children to encourage them to stay in school. “Patients to America” is another ProPapa program that brings Honduran children to the U.S. for very specialized, often life-saving, surgery unavailable in Honduras. Casey received his masters in Public Health Management and Hospital Administration from University of Missouri and has Bachelor of Arts in Personnel Management and Industrial Sociology. “I look forward to continuing the great legacy of caring at ANMC and to working with staff and stakeholders to continue to improve customer satisfaction and quality of care,” said Casey. “We’re honored to have Mr. Casey join our team at ANTHC,” said Don Kaskevaroff, CEO at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, “and look forward to his expertise in helping move us even closer to our goal of making Alaska Natives the healthiest people in the world.”
About the Alaska Native Medical Center
The Alaska Native Medical Center operates a state-of the-art 150-bed facility providing comprehensive medical services to Alaska Natives and American Indians. ANMC is jointly managed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and Southcentral Foundation and includes the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center.
About the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit health organization owned and managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations.
For more information, please visit www.anthc.org.
About ProPopa Missions America
ProPapa is a non-profit organization run by dedicated volunteers to provide medical services in Latin America. Learn at www.propapa.org.
Posted: May 20, 2010