Christine Blidy Appointed Chief Network Officer, Millennium Collaborative Care

Christine Blidy has been appointed Chief Network Officer effective Dec. 3.

As Chief Network Officer, Blidy will serve as the primary liaison to Millennium’s partners including physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers. She will provide assistance with transitioning to the Value Based Payment (VBP) benefit design; drive the Provider Contracting Strategy (via Master Participation Agreements); and assist in the development of the future structure of the Millennium organization. She will report to Al Hammonds, Executive Director.

Christine brings extensive hospital, health system and managed care experience in the areas of financial management, reimbursement, operations, contracting and value based payment. She has worked in a variety of settings including Sisters of Charity Hospital, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and the Catholic Health System. Most recently, she served as Senior Director, Provider Network Management and Operations at HealthNow, serving Buffalo and Albany markets.

She holds an associate’s degree in Health Information Management from Alfred State (State University of New York College of Technology) Alfred, NY; and a bachelor’s degree in Business, Management and Economics from State University of New York Empire State College. She currently serves on the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) National Healthcare Economics Panel.

Millennium Organizational Update

Michele Mercer, Chief Clinical Integration Officer, announced the following organizational changes effective Dec.5, 2016:

Janet Stoeckl, Clinical Director has a new team which includes: Priti Bangia, Project Performance Manager; Annie Deaver, Acute Care Manager; and Saralin Tiedeman, Post-Acute Care Manager. Nina Obot, Clinical Integration Coordinator, will continue to report to Annie Deaver. Janet will continue to report directly to Michele Mercer.

Andrea Wanat, Director Behavioral Health has a new team which includes: Kimberly Backey, Cultural Competency and Diversity Manager, and LaTonya Diggs, Behavioral Health Manager. Andrea will continue to report directly to Michele Mercer.

Rita Hubbard–Robinson, (Consultant) Project Director Patient Activation Measure (PAM), has begun working with the Community Engagement Team which includes Sandra McDougal, Project Manager, Maternal Child Health; Rachel Laster, Community Outreach Coordinator; and Ebony Patterson-White, Community Health Worker Coordinator. Both Rachel and Ebony report directly to Sandy. Rita will report directly to Michele Mercer.

Dr. Anthony Billittier, Chief Medical Officer announced the following organizational changes:

Jillian Barone-Greenbaum has been promoted to Director of Ambulatory Care Transformation and Provider Engagement. Jillian’s team includes Laura Kennedy, Practice Transformation Specialist; Christina Brooks, Practice Transformation Specialist; and Amy Pease (contract) Practice Transformation Specialist. Jillian will continue to report directly to Michele Mercer.

Dr. Kenyani (Kiki) Davis, Internal Medicine MD – UB/MD, has been contracted as part-time Assistant Medical Director, Millennium Collaborative Care and Millennium Collaborative Care Champion: PAM project. She will report directly to Michele Mercer.




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