Renee Hinson named CEO of future inpatient regional rehab hospital
BOISE — Renee Hinson has been named CEO of a new 40-bed freestanding rehabilitation hospital, a partnership between Saint Alphonsus Health System and Encompass Health, said a press release. In her position as CEO, Hinson will oversee deployment of the strategic direction and all of the day-to-day operations of the new hospital.
The new inpatient rehabilitation hospital is currently under construction and is located adjacent to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center – Boise, at the corner of Curtis Road and Emerald Street. It is slated to open this summer.
Hinson has 25 years of experience as an occupational therapist and leader in the healthcare field. She has been a member of the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center team since 2016, first as the interim consultative director of inpatient rehabilitation and then as the hospital’s administrative director. Hinson has served in many leadership roles, starting as a senior occupational therapist then moving into the director of inpatient rehabilitation services position at Holy Cross Hospital.
She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and English from the University of Richmond, later obtained her master’s in occupational therapy from the Medical College of Virginia and has a master of business administration for Healthcare. She is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and also holds a National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy. Hinson is a member of the National Association for Healthcare Quality, the National and State Occupational Therapy Associations and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
ICOM welcomes board chair
The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine has named Chet Burrell as the new board of trustees chairman, the school announced Wednesday.
Burrell has served as a member of the board since 2016. He follows John Goodnow, the founding chair of ICOM, who stepped down as chair and will remain a member of the board.
Chet Burrell, the father of ICOM’s founder Daniel Burrell, has served for over 40 years as the chairman or CEO of health care companies and organizations in the public, nonprofit and for-profit sectors, the release said. Most recently, Chet Burrell served as president and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield — one of the largest health insurer and health benefit services company in the Mid-Atlantic region.
TitleOne welcomes six
Vinny Perretta has joined TitleOne as the builder sales executive in the company’s Boise office, according to a press release. He has nine years of previous sales experience with Stryker Orthopaedics and played professional football for the Minnesota Vikings. Perretta is also a graduate of Boise State University.
Hailey Dugan has joined TitleOne as a marketing communications coordinator in the company’s Boise office. She has previous experience in event coordination and social media marketing. Dugan has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Idaho State University and a master’s in organizational communication from Boise State University. She is also a member of the Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Fraternity and is a volunteer graphic designer and social media coordinator for the Boise Greek Food Festival.
Maci Andreasen has joined TitleOne as an office administrator in the company’s Boise office. She has seven years of customer service experience and attended Boise State University.
Natalie Morse has joined TitleOne as the hiring assistant in the company’s Boise office. She has five years of customer service experience as well as two years of human resources experience. Morse has a bachelor’s degree in business management and human resources from the University of Idaho.
Kerry Brent has joined TitleOne as a title officer in the company’s Boise office. She has over 20 years of title and escrow industry experience. Brent has a master of architecture degree from the University of Idaho.
Amy Davis has joined TitleOne as an escrow assistant in the company’s Meridian office. She has four years of lending industry knowledge. Davis also has over 10 years of customer service experience.
Splash Wines names new president; appoints investment banker
Eagle — Splash Wines Inc., a direct-to-consumer wine marketing company, has appointed Bruce Cunningham as president, according to a press release. A native of Australia and a graduate of The University of Adelaide’s International Wine Marketing program, he has 23 years of experience in the U.S. wine industry.
Splash also appointed Auctus Capital Partners of Chicago as its exclusive advisor to assist the company in raising growth capital.
Splash was founded in December 2014 by the Imeson family and has been profitable since October 2015 and passed $11.0m in revenue last year.
Promotion at Hawley Troxell: Melissa Schafer to HR manager
Boise – Melissa Schafer has been promoted to HR manager at Hawley Troxell, a full service business law firm. Schafer joined the firm in 2002 and for the next 15 years, has contributed her talents to the firm in several roles and departments, said the press release. As human resources manager, Schafer will provide leadership to the firm while leveraging her skills and firm knowledge to enhance her contribution to the management team.
Schafer received her bachelor’s in management and organizational leadership from George Fox University, her associate of applied science degree legal terminology and business technology from Boise State University, and most recently received her master of business administration from Boise State University.
Schafer joins Hawley Troxell’s professional management team that executes the business objectives of the firm.
Saint Alphonsus names trauma medical director
Boise – Dr. Stephen Gale has been named trauma medical director at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, according to a press release. He replaces Dr. Bill Morgan, who has taken a position in Texas.
Gale joined Saint Alphonsus as an acute care surgeon in the trauma department in November, 2018. Prior to his arrival in Boise, he was trauma medical director at UT Health Tyler, in Tyler, Texas, a level 1 trauma center.
Gale earned his bachelor of science in biology from the University of Illinois and his MD degree from the University of Illinois in Urbana. He received his MBA in healthcare management from the University of Texas at Tyler. His surgical training was at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, and he did his fellowships in both trauma surgery and surgical care at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia. Gale is board certified in both surgery and in surgical critical care. He has also published more than 30 research articles and textbook chapters on diverse surgical topics.
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center is the only Level 2 Trauma Center between Salt Lake City and Portland, and serves Southern Idaho, Northern Nevada and Eastern Oregon.
Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance adds two to management team
Boise – Dr. Sheila Giffen has been named medical director and Danielle G. (Dani) Jones is now director of operations for the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance.
Giffen, who joined Saint Alphonsus as a board certified primary care physician in 2005, transitioned to the Alliance from her role as medical director for Saint Alphonsus Corporate Wellness Department. Jones comes to Saint Alphonsus from the Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, where she served as executive director of the Portneuf Quality Alliance.
A Twin Falls, Idaho, native, Giffen received her B.A. in human biology from Stanford University. She earned her medical degree from the University of Washington Medical School as a WAMI student and a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She completed her family practice residency at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho in 2001 and practiced in rural Ontario and Idaho at Valley Family Health Care for two years before joining Saint Alphonsus Medical Group.
Jones has focused her career in healthcare and population health management. While serving as executive director of PQA, she increased participation to over 1,000 providers across the continuum of care, negotiated nine value-based arrangements, grew the number of managed lives to over 30,000, expanded the PQA’s service area from one to eight counties, and helped the network realize nearly $5 million in shared savings.
She holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Boise State University and a master’s in mental health counseling from Idaho State University.