Regional One Health Announces New Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Ambulatory Services

Nov 01, 2021 at 05:19 pm by admin

Manoucheka Thermitus

Regional One Health is pleased to welcome three individuals who have joined the health system's executive leadership team in the positions of chief operating officer, chief financial officer and vice president of ambulatory services.

Manoucheka Thermitus, MBA, has been named chief operating officer at Regional One Health, leading clinical and non-clinical operational areas including pharmacy, surgical services, laboratory, imaging, food and nutrition services, environmental services, security and emergency management.

She has extensive experience in hospital administration, strategic planning, physician relations and patient experience. Prior to joining Regional One Health, she spent more than 10 years with the Tenet Healthcare system, serving as director of business development, chief strategy officer, and most recently chief operating officer at Saint Francis Hospital.

Thermitus earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from The George Washington University. She is a is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Tennessee Hospital Association Council on Inclusion and Health Equity, Mid-South American Heart Association Board of Directors, and Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force.

Jim Proctor has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer at Regional One Health. Proctor has more than 24 years of experience in health care finance. Proctor joined Regional One Health in 2009 and spent the last 12 years in various finance roles prior to being promoted to CFO this year. In this role, Proctor oversees all areas of finance of the health system including revenue cycle, accounting and strategic financial planning. He also has oversight of internal audit, facilities operations and materials management.

Alicia Smith-Steele has been named vice president of ambulatory services. Smith-Steele joined Regional One Health in 2018 as director of practice operations. During her tenure, she has been instrumental in improving operations in the outpatient center and community primary care. In her current role, Smith-Steele leads the operations of all ambulatory sites including outpatient offices on the main campus as well as the primary care practices and specialty physician offices throughout the community. Prior to joining Regional One Health, Smith-Steele held executive positions in integrated health systems and a managed care organization.

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