Executives Slated to Present at Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Education Summit

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Chi Solutions and Mount Carmel West Executives deliver “The Executive Blueprint for Hospital Laboratory Outreach Growth”

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Using direct experience as a framework, Jeffrey H. Myers, CFO and VP of Financial Services for Chi Solutions, an Accumen company, and Sean McKibben, President of Mount Carmel West, are slated to speak at the 2016 Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Education Summit planned for June 13-15, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio.

The OHA Annual Meeting offers a premier opportunity for healthcare providers and administrators at all levels to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, network with their peers, and achieve a better understanding of the healthcare issues and policies most likely to impact their organizations.

Today’s healthcare climate forces hospital executives to look toward broad initiatives that will generate meaningful revenue for their organizations. This presentation will provide insight on and action steps for driving outreach growth as a revenue opportunity. Hospital- based outreach delivers sophistication in sales, quality service, and innovative technology. While clinical laboratory as a business unit faces challenges like narrower networks, pricing, and financial accountability, it is very scalable. With proper infrastructure and fiscal management, outreach is a viable way to leverage sunk costs in the laboratory to significantly impact the bottom line in conjunction with ongoing cost reductions.

Jeffrey H. Myers, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Financial Services for Chi Solutions, an Accumen company, and has more than 20 years’ experience in financial analysis and administration in the healthcare industry. As Chi’s principal finance executive, Mr. Myers directs financial management for the company and provides expertise for client engagements. His prior experience includes executive- and director-level finance positions with the laboratory divisions of two prominent academic health systems in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast, where his skilled fiscal leadership produced significant margin, cost, productivity, and revenue cycle process improvements. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Myers graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Law.

Sean McKibben is President of Mount Carmel West located in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. McKibben has a proven track record leading successful operational improvements within health organizations including service line expansion and enhancement, leadership development, patient experience, safety and quality improvements, business development, physician recruitment and relations, healthcare finance, graduate medical education, and community relations. As a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. McKibben has received numerous professional awards and is distinguished as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration from John Carroll University.

About Chi
Chi Solutions, Inc. (Chi), an Accumen company, is a nationally-recognized clinical laboratory consulting and management firm focused on delivering revenue growth, cost savings, and optimized operations for hospitals, health systems, and hospital-owned independent laboratories. Chi’s expertise and specialty is transforming laboratories into economic engines. Chi offers the broadest service offerings in the industry including strategic options; laboratory management; outreach growth and management; consolidation and integration; performance enhancement; advisory support in finance, operations, and outreach; benchmarking (Chi IQ®); and RVU tools. Find more information at http://www.chisolutionsinc.com.

About Accumen
Accumen is a healthcare transformation company. Using a proven blueprint, innovative customized approach and proprietary technology, Accumen partners with health systems to set new standards of performance in the clinical lab - driving higher quality, better service and unprecedented value. Accumen delivers proven results in laboratory operations and patient blood management as well as customized services for smaller regional systems with solutions that are designed to help clients create healthier labs, healthier hospitals and ultimately, healthier communities. Accumen® – Accelerating Breakthrough Performance.TM Find more information at http://www.accumen.com.

About Mount Carmel Health System
A member of the Catholic Health Association and Trinity Health, Mount Carmel has been a leader in patient care for nearly 130 years. Our team of more than 8,000 employees, 1,500 physicians and 1,000 volunteers provides an array of cutting-edge, patient-focused primary and specialty healthcare services at four central Ohio hospitals, a free standing emergency department and a state-of-the-art, integrated health and fitness facility – Mount Carmel East, Mount Carmel West, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, Mount Carmel New Albany, Mount Carmel Grove City and MC Fitness & Health. Mount Carmel also provides high-quality healthcare services at our surgery centers, multi-specialty physician group practices, emergent, ambulatory and urgent care centers, hospice, palliative care, home care services and through MediGold, a Medicare Advantage plan. Mount Carmel is dedicated to medical and nursing education and training as well, with six physician medical residency programs and the Mount Carmel College of Nursing – one of Ohio's largest baccalaureate nursing degree programs. Learn more at http://www.mountcarmelhealth.com.

For more information, please visit http://www.accumen-chi.com or http://www.ohiohospitals.org.

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