Legacy Health expands executive team
Chief integration officer and chief operating officer appointments are effective April 1, 2019
Portland, Ore. (March 20, 2019) Legacy Health announced today it will expand its executive team with the internal promotion of two senior leaders. Bryce Helgerson, who most recently served as president of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, has been named as chief integration officer (CIO) and Trent Green, who most recently served as president of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Unity Center for Behavioral Health, has been named as chief operating officer (COO). The appointments, which are effective April 1, 2019, serve as a launchpad for Legacy Health’s continued focus on performance excellence, financial sustainability and strategic growth. Helgerson and Green will report to Kathryn Correia, who became president and chief executive officer of Legacy Health in June 2018.
“Bryce and Trent both possess diverse internal and external experience and have demonstrated consistency and results regardless of the challenges they have confronted,” said Correia. “Bryce brings a deep knowledge of Legacy as a system and a proven ability to think in a very informed way about what’s possible and how we will approach care transformation. Trent brings national and local health care experience and a strategy background to an important operations role as we transform how we think about health care.”
As CIO, a new position for Legacy Health, Helgerson will focus on aligning internal and external relationships with many of the organization’s ambulatory, non-hospital operations including Legacy Medical Group, Care Transformation, Legacy Health Partners, PacificSource, Care Support Resources and Legacy GoHealth Urgent Care. He brings more than 20 years of experience in multi-hospital and academic health systems at both the hospital and system level. Previously, Helgerson served as vice president of hospital operations at Legacy Emanuel and Randall Children’s Hospital and chief administrative officer of Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. A few of Helgerson’s most notable achievements at Legacy Health include:
- Leading Legacy Salmon Creek’s clinical team to earn the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Five Star Rating, a distinction only awarded to six percent of the hospitals in the nation.
- Co-founding and co-chairing Legacy Health’s Diversity Advisory Council and collaborating on a multi-point plan to address workforce diversity, leadership diversity, community engagement and culturally responsive care.
- Providing executive oversight for the $250 million Randall Children’s Hospital Construction – a 350,000 square foot, free-standing building dedicated to the care of children, which successfully opened for operation in 2012 on time and under budget.
"Having served at three distinct Legacy locations and in different capacities, I have been fortunate to be exposed to many aspects of Legacy’s business and to have built deep relationships across the organization and the communities we serve,” said Helgerson. “Building on these relationships and forging new ones will be critically important as we continue the transition from fee-for-service to value based care. I look forward to working with our physician community, payors, health systems, employers and other key partners in the health care community to ensure regional stewardship of precious resources and cross-continuum collaboration.”
As COO, Green will focus on innovation in Legacy Health’s hospital operations and service lines and will have responsibility for Legacy Laboratory Services and Legacy Imaging Services. Unity Center will continue to be a part of his portfolio of responsibilities as well. Green will oversee the OHSU Knight-Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative, the LifeFlight partnership as well as other ventures that directly impact hospital operations. Prior to his most recent role, Trent served as Legacy Health’s senior vice president, chief strategy officer and president of Legacy Medical Group. He brings more than 20 years of experience in leading health care organizations, with specific strengths and accomplishments in clinic and hospital operations, strategic planning, business development, marketing, mergers and acquisitions and finance. Green succeeds Mike Newcomb, D.O. who retired in December 2018. A selection of Green’s most notable achievements at Legacy Health include:
- Advancing a re-imagined Master Facility Plan for the Legacy Emanuel and Randall Children’s Hospital campus.
- Navigating a complex regulatory situation at Unity Center by providing decisive leadership and a unified approach to problem-solving resulting in the successful restoration of status, cultural alignment, best in system performance on medication administration practices and accelerated incident review and mitigation implementation practices.
- Leading and developing several of Legacy’s most transformational initiatives including the PacificSource joint venture, Silverton Health affiliation, Legacy-GoHealth urgent care joint venture and the OHSU Knight–Legacy Health Cancer Collaborative, among others.
- Doubling the size of Legacy Medical Group, including the addition of new specialties and geographies.
“My prior roles at Legacy have been focused on ‘idea management.’ Moving to operations has been about ‘people management.’ I now have a much deeper appreciation for what is and isn’t possible to effectively implement,” said Green. “Additionally, I have learned the value of leader standard work and the importance of visible leadership. I look forward to applying the experiences at Emanuel and Unity Center to the entire portfolio of Legacy Health hospital and service line operations.”
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