Fletcher Allen Health Care Names Interim COO

first_imgFletcher Allen Health Care announced that it has named John K. Evans as interim chief operating officer.Evans, 47, a 1977 graduate of the University of Vermont, brings 25 years of health care administration experience to Fletcher Allen having held a series of executive level positions at hospitals in the Connecticut area over the last 15 years and having spent 10 years in health care administration in the U.S. Army medical department.In his role at Fletcher Allen, Evans will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization and will report directly to Edwin Colodny, interim chief executive officer. He is scheduled to begin work on January 13.”I am delighted that we have been able to bring John Evans to Fletcher Allen,” said Ed Colodny. “John is an experienced health care administrator with strong ties to Vermont. He has extensive experience coordinating the operations of large hospitals in support of patient care.””I am looking forward to working closely with the physicians, nurses and staff at Fletcher Allen,” Evans said. “My style is to get out on the floors and use hands-on leadership as a way of improving systems and effecting positive change in the organization. I believe it’s the best approach to understanding the issues faced by those who provide the care.”Evans served as the senior vice president of medical center operations at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT, from 1996 to 2001, and as executive vice president/chief operating officer at St. Joseph Medical Center in Stamford from 1993 to 1996. St. Vincent’s is a 410-bed tertiary level acute care teaching hospital of the Ascension Health System and an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. St. Joseph is a 260-bed community teaching hospital that was purchased by St. Vincent’s and Stamford Health System as part of a new strategic alliance. Evans also served as vice president of Ambulatory Services at St. Joseph from 1987-89.In addition to his hospital experience, Evans’ background also includes having served as president and chief executive officer of a start-up, for-profit diversified healthcare services company in Bridgeport named NovaMed Corporation (1989-93). He also helped launch an innovative health care technology initiative named Strategic Solutions in 2002. Strategic Solutions is a division of Siemens Medical Solutions, which is a subsidiary of Siemens, a global company with $90 billion in revenues.He attended the University of Vermont earning a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science in 1977. After graduating from UVM, Evans began his medical career in the U.S. Army medical department where he held various health care executive positions for a period of 10 years. While in the Army, he earned his master’s in health administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1985.As part of his graduate experience, he completed a year-long residency in health care administration, rotating through all clinical areas of Brooke Army Medical Center. At the end of this residency, Evans was the recipient of the Texas Hospital Association’s “Young Administrator” award.Evans is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a founding member of the Healthcare Change Institute, a think tank formed at Harvard University and The Brigham and Women’s Hospital, dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skills of healthcare leaders charged with implementing change.last_img read more

UKGC reviews VIP interaction with new consultation

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Share The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a consultation which will review the rules and procedures that are in place for licensed gambling operators when engaging with high-value customers (HVC) and VIP players. In launching the review, the Commission said it recognised the exceptional commercial value that VIP customers hold for licensees and the ‘preferential service’ high-value customers receive from operators such as tailored bonuses, gifts and hospitality.In its statement, however, the UKGC underlined that the incentivisation of VIP players poses two regulatory challenges.Firstly, it noted, VIP customers are heavily engaged gamblers in terms of frequency, spend, and the manner in which they participate in gambling, with some displaying greater ‘at risk’ characteristics for the commission to monitor Secondly, the regulator highlighted the conflicts caused by the ‘disproportionate financial value of HVCs to licensees’, as operators try to balance their regulatory compliance responsibilities with short-term commercial objectives.“We are concerned that these regulatory challenges have not been consistently met by licensees. This has resulted in repeated instances of gambling-related harm and in some cases, failure to prevent criminal proceeds being spent on gambling,” explained the UKGC.The consultation will form part of the UKGC’s assessment of new industry safeguards and standards sanctioned by the Betting and Gaming Council’s (BGC) ‘working groups’ in April 2020.In its new ‘industry action plan’, BGC members have agreed to overhaul operator rules and protocols with regards to VIP engagements by restricting VIP programmes to customers aged 25-plus and enforcing rules that mean all VIP programmes are independently audited with regards to incentives and rewards.Concluding its statement, the UKGC revealed that consumer feedback collected on the subject matter suggested that ‘regulatory requirements that cover all customers are not being tailored and applied effectively to HVCs’. UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Submitlast_img read more

LEADING BUSINESSMAN IS HOPEFUL OF VAT PASS-ON IN DONEGAL

first_imgA leading Donegal businessman has encouraged all business owners to pass on the new lower rate of VAT to their customers.Letterkenny coffee shop owner and estate agent Brendan McGlynn was one of the first businesses to make customers aware of the drop in VAT from 13.5% to 9%.Brendan welcomed the move by putting up signs in his shops telling people of the new prices. “We have introduced a number of deals in our two coffee shops to give people as much value for money in the current climate.“We are more than happy to pass on the VAT reduction to our customers.“Hopefully other businesses in Letterkenny and Donegal who do the same will feel the benefit,” he said.The new VAT rate part of the Jobs Initiative and the Government hopes it will help to stimulate the struggling sectors. The reduction will stay in place until December 2013, when it will be reviewed.Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar has warned businesses they must pass on the savings to customers.Minister Varadkar said the VAT reduction was ‘hard fought for’, and a failure to implement it will make it difficult for similar supports to be given by Government.OBLIGATIONHe said the VAT cuts are a legal obligation, even if price cuts are not. However, the minister said he expects business to respond positively. The new rate applies to restaurants and catering services, hotel and holiday accommodation, entertainment venues, as well as hairdressing and printed publications, including newspapers and magazines.The Irish Hotels Federation has called on all members to pass on the reduction.The Restaurants Association of Ireland said it has instructed its members to reduce prices accordingly.Bord Failte’s Paul McLoone said he hopes businesses in Donegal and the North West in general will also pass on the reductions to their customers. EndsLEADING BUSINESSMAN IS HOPEFUL OF VAT PASS-ON IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 2nd, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brendan McGlynnletterkennyQuiet MOmentlast_img read more

Neymar announces lawsuit as row with Barcelona intensifies

first_imgNeymar’s acrimonious split from Barcelona escalated on Thursday as the Paris St Germain forward announced plans to sue the Liga club, two days after Barca revealed they were suing the Brazilian over breach of contract.Reports in the Spanish media said that Neymar had filed a lawsuit via soccer’s world governing body against Barca for an unpaid loyalty bonus of 26 million euros ($30.69 million), which was included in the last contract the player signed with the Catalan side in November 2016.FIFA confirmed to Reuters that they had “received a claim from Neymar against FC Barcelona” and said the matter was being investigated.PSG smashed the world transfer record earlier this month by triggering the 222 million euro buyout clause in the contract.On Tuesday, Barcelona said they were suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros as they want him to return the bonus he was paid when he signed the five-year deal.The bonus Barca referred to is separate to the 26 million euro payment, according to reports in Spain.Neymar’s management group N & N Consultoria responded in a statement on Tuesday that the player had fulfilled the terms of the contract, as well as stating it was planning legal action.The player’s lawsuit against Barca is the latest chapter of an increasingly bitter split between Neymar and the club which catapulted him to world fame by signing him from Santos in 2013 and with whom he won two La Liga titles, three Copa del Reys and the 2015 Champions League.The Brazilian launched a tirade against Barcelona’s board and president Josep Maria Bartomeu after starring on his home debut for PSG last Sunday in a 6-2 win over Toulouse.advertisementHe said: “I am disappointed with them (Barcelona directors). I spent four very happy years there and left happy, but not with them. For me they shouldn’t be in charge of Barcelona. Barca deserve much better and everyone knows this.”last_img read more