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April 4, 2002
LEADING HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE JOINS DC HEALTHCARE ALLIANCEWashington, DC —A leading healthcare executive from the Johns Hopkins Health System will join Doctors Community Healthcare Corporation (DCHC).
Colene Daniel, Vice President of Corporate Services, Community Health and Services at Johns Hopkins Health System and co-chair of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, will become the Chief Executive Officer of the DC Healthcare Alliance, the District's healthcare program for residents who lack health insurance. Ms. Daniel will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the DC Healthcare Alliance and will work to strengthen the quality, efficiency and accessibility of public healthcare in the District of Columbia.
For over a decade, Ms. Daniel served as Vice President of Corporate Services, Community Health and Services at Johns Hopkins Health System, where she was responsible for various corporate divisions including community grants, purchasing and materials management with a combined budget of over 300 million dollars. Ms. Daniel created the Community Health and Services Department, which provides community healthcare, public health intervention, community health ambulatory services and community leadership services in the areas of redevelopment to improve public housing, public safety, economic development and youth services. In addition, Ms. Daniel co-chaired the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, established to enhance the health status of the East Baltimore community and to develop a national model for using the resources of an academic health center to improve urban health. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Ms. Daniel spent five years as an Associate Director at the University of Chicago Hospitals and six years as a Management Associate at American Medical International, Inc. in Houston, Texas and Saudi Arabia. Ms. Daniel holds a Masters of Public Health degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and a Masters of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration from Texas Woman's University.
"Colene's extensive knowledge of the complex issues of urban healthcare will be invaluable to Doctors Community Healthcare and the DC Healthcare Alliance," said Paul R. Tuft, founder and Chairman of DCHC. "At Doctors Community, we continue to seek innovative ways to provide healthcare and create programs for underserved populations. Adding Colene to our team strengthens our commitment to develop the best healthcare system possible for the residents of the District of Columbia.""I am very pleased to join the DCHC team and to oversee the DC Healthcare Alliance," said Ms. Daniel. "Our strategy will be to revitalize community, primary, specialty and inpatient care by increasing access to the underserved residents in the District of Columbia."
In May 2001, Greater Southeast Community Hospital Corporation, a subsidiary of Doctors Community Healthcare, was awarded a five-year contract to provide healthcare to eligible uninsured residents in the District of Columbia. Located east of the Anacostia River, Greater Southeast Community Hospital, a 450-bed, full service facility, has a long tradition of providing comprehensive, integrated healthcare to District residents.
CommunityCare, a new citywide healthcare system founded in March 2002, is the proud leader of the DC Healthcare Alliance. CommunityCare provides a full range of health services by bringing together the resources of Greater Southeast Community Hospital, DC General Ambulatory and Emergency Care Centers and Hadley Memorial Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility.
Doctors Community Healthcare Corporation, the parent company of CommunityCare, is a private, investor owned healthcare management company, committed to revitalizing hospitals in urban areas throughout the United States.
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