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Lakeland Regional Health Systems Announces New Senior Leader

Wednesday, May 22 2013

Danielle Drummond has joined Lakeland Regional Health Systems on May 20 as the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Growth. She will assume responsibilities for strategic planning, business development, and network and integration services.

“Drummond is a national healthcare leader who will bring a broad range of expertise and experience to Lakeland Regional and this community,” said Elaine Thompson, President and CEO of Lakeland Regional Health Systems. “Her focus will be on helping us deliver nationally recognized patient care outcomes by ensuring that area residents have access to and coordination between the facilities, technology and services they need to maintain and improve their health for today and well into the future.”

Ms. Drummond holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University (St. Louis) and a Master of Science in Healthcare Technology Management from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition, she is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and holds a Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, designating her as an expert in statistical and mathematical tools, techniques and operating principles that represent best practices in quality and process improvement.

Most recently, Ms. Drummond spent nine years at Main Line Health System, a network of four hospitals and health centers located in the Philadelphia area. In her roles as Project Manager, Process Management and later as Vice President, Chief Operations executive, she provided administrative leadership for clinical, ancillary, outpatient, quality and facilities departments for a 330-bed academic medical center.

Previously, Ms. Drummond was an international systems designer and consultant for GE Healthcare. She led performance improvement projects in Emergency Department and Diagnostic Imaging settings, led global teams in the U.S., France, and India in the development and implementation of radiologic application product releases, and assisted performance improvement and patient safety initiatives with GE partner health systems including the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Stanford University, Cardiff University (UK) and Osaka University (Japan).

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