Wendy Warring Named Children's Hospital Boston's Senior Vice President of Network Development
May 13, 2010
Children's Hospital Boston announced today that Wendy Warring, JD, will fill the newly created position of senior vice president of Network Development on June 1, reporting to Sandra Fenwick, president and COO of Children's. Warring will partner with physician leadership to develop and implement strategies for building stronger relationships with primary care physicians, community hospitals, other New England pediatric programs, physician groups and health plans across the region. She will also take on contracting with payers and developing and executing Alternative Quality Contracts.
"Healthcare reform and the state's economic climate have brought significant changes to both the marketplace and to how we deliver care, making our relationships with referring pediatricians, community hospitals, insurers, government leadership and patients more important than ever," says Fenwick. "It is vital that these constituents have a representative voice at the leadership table to ensure that their issues and needs are addressed. Wendy will be an outstanding addition to the exceptional team we have already working on these relationships."
Prior to her arrival at Children's, Warring served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of Connecticut Children's Medical Center. She has also served as Executive Vice President of UMASS Memorial Health Care, Commissioner of Medicaid for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, General Counsel of the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, Deputy Legal Counsel for the Governor's Office of Legal Counsel and spent several years as a trial attorney and in litigation.
Children's Hospital Boston is one of the nation's premier pediatric medical centers. Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, today it is a 397-bed comprehensive center for pediatric and adolescent health care grounded in the values of excellence in patient care and sensitivity to the complex needs and diversity of children and families. Children's is the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, the largest provider of health care to the children of Massachusetts, and home to the world's leading pediatric research enterprise. For more information about Children's, visit: www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom.
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