Capella Healthcare announced the hiring of Laurie Hash as director of managed care and Cindy Goehring as director of benefits. In her newly created position, Hash (pictured) will oversee managed care contacts for employed physicians. Previously, she oversaw managed care contracting for HMA. Goehring is the former director of benefits at Cigna-HealthSpring and previously worked at Grady Health System in Atlanta.
Capella Healthcare has promoted Andretta Reed to assistant vice present of HIM operations and coding. Reed is a registered health information administrator and will lead Capella's ICD-10 implementation initiative. She joined the Franklin-based company in 2012 as director of coding and revenue integrity. Reed received a bachelor's degree in HIM from Tennessee State University and a master's degree in health care administration from Capella University.
Capella Healthcare has signed an agreement with UW Medicine, the health care arm of the University of Washington, to refer complex tertiary and quaternary cases at its Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash., to the academic medical center. The collaboration will start April 1.
“To thrive in the future, hospitals will have to have the right partners," Capella CEO Mike Wiechart said in a release. "This unique collaborative partnership will become a case study for how an outstanding community hospital can provide world-class care without compromising the unique attributes for which it is most appreciated — compassionate personal care, delivered close to where people live and work.”