August 17, 2007

Head named VMG chief operating officer

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Margaret HHead, M.S.N., R.N.

Head named VMG chief operating officer

Margaret Head, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., has been named chief operating officer of Vanderbilt Medical Group (VMG).

Head succeeds David Posch, who in January became chief executive officer of The Vanderbilt Clinic and executive director of VMG. She comes to Vanderbilt from the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic — a private, 300-doctor multi-specialty group practice with 18 locations in Houston.

“We were looking for a well-seasoned physician practice manager who came from a complex system and environment,” Posch said.

“Margaret has had outstanding performance at Kelsey-Seybold and a track record of achievement in optimizing clinic operational performance and improvement.”

Head has been with the Kelsey-Seybold Clinic since 1994, first as director of Health Services and Quality Improvement and later as vice-president of Operations. She also served as chief nursing officer at Kelsey-Seybold for the last six years.

She received her R.N. from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Memphis, her M.S.N. in nursing administration from the University of Texas Health Science Center and her M.B.A. with a focus in health care administration from the University of Houston at Clear Lake.

“I'm absolutely thrilled that Margaret has chosen to join our staff at Vanderbilt,” Posch said.

“I look forward to her leadership in moving us to even higher levels of performance.”

As VMG chief operating officer, Head takes the lead on working with VUMC clinics in achieving growth and development through initiatives such as high patient, staff and faculty satisfaction, appropriate operating system design and overall improvement.

“I am thrilled to be a member of the Vanderbilt leadership team,” Head said. “Vanderbilt has a very prestigious reputation, and I am excited about the growth the organization is experiencing and the range of opportunities it presents.”