June 11, 1999

Posch named as VMG’s new chief operating officer

Posch named as VMG's new chief operating officer


David Posch

David Posch has been named chief operating officer of Vanderbilt Medical Group.

The appointment is the result of a national search. Posch replaces Lynn Webb, who in December became administrator of the Psychiatric Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Posch, 48, has been with the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans since 1991, first as associate administrator and later as executive administrator. His career from 1974 to 1991 was spent in various posts at the Cleveland Clinic, including administrator of the planning office and assistant to the chief operating officer and management group. Posch holds a master's degree in organizational development and analysis from Case Western Reserve University and a B.A. in psychology from Miami University.

"David brings an excellent background in health care strategy and operations management, with strong orientation toward quality management and customer service," said Dr. John S. Sergent, professor of medicine and VMG chief medical officer.

Posch said he was attracted to VUMC by the "outstanding medical group, the scientific stature of the faculty and programs, its leadership in the medical community, and the quality of the people I'll be working with."

Posch and his wife Ellen have two children, a son at Ohio State and a daughter entering LSU.