People News

Edition: February 2003 - Vol 11 Number 02
Article#: 1466
Author: Repertoire

Pamela Pure to Become President, McKesson Information Solutions

Mckesson Corporation recently announced that Pamela Pure, chief operating officer, McKesson Information Solutions, will succeed Graham King as president, McKesson Information Solutions, effective upon his scheduled retirement on Apr. 1, 2004. Pure, who became chief operating officer on Jan. 2,2002, will continue to report to king, but effective Feb.1, 2003, she will assume increased responsibilities for the finance, legal, business development and human resources functions of MIS.

“Pam Pure has done an outstanding job during the past year to continue McKesson’s return to leadership in the healthcare information technology industry,” said John Hammergren, president and CEO of McKesson. “Under her direction, in addition to the introduction of Horizon Expert Orders and the acquisition and integration of Horizon Medical Imaging, McKesson has launched a dozen new information products. Customer satisfaction and service measures have continued to improve, and she has played a key role in a number of major customer wins. Over the past year, Graham and Pam have proven to be a great team, delivering market-leading improvement in customer satisfaction, new product innovation and financial performance. She is the logical and appropriate choice to succeed him as president of MIS.”

Pam Pure joined McKesson in March 2001 as group president, Product Development and Support. She has almost 20 years of operation and executive experience in the healthcare information technology industry.

AHRMM Announces Carrig’s Re-appointment to HIBCC

In late December, The Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) of the American Hospital Association announced that Theresa Carrig has been reappointed to the Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) board of directors. Carrig, who works for University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, is currently the Region 7 Representative on AHRMM’s board of directors. This will be her second term on the HIBCC board and she will serve through Dec. 31, 2005.

“AHRMM firmly supports the use of automated electronic processing of business information and believes that standards are necessary to lend order to a potentially chaotic environment,” says Al Cook, President of AHRMM. “Theresa’s involvement in both HIBCC and AHRMM reflect the collaboration necessary to develop standards that work. The ultimate test will be when it is time to apply these standards in supply chain management specific to healthcare.”

Spacelabs Burdick Awards Bicycles to Two Reps

At the recent HIDA convention in Chicago, Spacelabs Burdick held a drawing for two TREK Bicycles. The lucky winners were distributor reps Mark Ferguson (Sentry Surgical Supply) of King of Prussia, Pa., and Don Eipper (PSS) of El Dorado Hills, Calif.

Spacelabs Burdick, winner of the Ralph J. Pickell Award for Best Island Exhibit at HIDA 2002, transformed their booth into an outdoor mountain summit where dealers could experience EXTREME success climbing up a 16’ mountain cliff or racing down the mountain on virtual reality mountain bicycles. Dealers enjoyed trail mix and EXTREME sports beverages like Gatorade, Water Joe and Mountain Dew. They also participated in demonstrations for Spacelabs Burdick’s new CardioVault ECG Storage Software System.

Guidant Promotes Neels

Guidant Corporation, which designs and develops cardiovascular medical products, promoted Guido J. Neels to Group Chairman, Office of the President, effective Jan. 1, 2003. In his new role, Neels relocated to Guidant’s headquarters in Indianapolis and will oversee the company’s worldwide sales and distribution operations. Neels most recently served as President, Guidant Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada.

Cantel Names Segel Senior Vice President

Cantel Medical Corporation, a provider of infection-prevention, sterilization, diagnostic imaging and other medical products based in Little Falls, N.J., named Seth Segel as Senior Vice-President of Corporate Development. Previously Segel served as Senior Associate at Broadview International LLC, a private equity investment bank focused on the IT, communications and media industries.

Vistant Names Barth as President

Vistant Corporation, a provider of point-of- use automation systems for industry based in San Diego and a subsidiary of Cardinal Health Inc. (Dublin, Ohio), appointed David S. Barth as President. Most recently, Barth served as the Senior Vice President for VWR International.

Bell Resigns as CareScience CFO

CareScience, a provider of care management services to hospitals, health systems, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Steven Bell, is leaving the company to assume a similar position at another company. A search for Mr. Bell’s replacement has been initiated. During the transition period, other management individuals will assume the CFO duties.

Western Medical hires Chauncey O. Johnstone as Vice President - Business Development

Chauncey O. Johnstone has joined Western Medical as vice president of business development. His strategic focus will be in new product development, acquisitions and licensing opportunities.

Johnstone brings to Western Medical over 25 years of medical industry experience, the majority of which was with the Beiersdorf group, where his last assignment was as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and COO of Beiersdorf- Jobst, Inc.

He has most recently been active as a consultant to several medical device and pharmaceutical companies.

Johnstone will be working closely with the marketing and sales teams at Western Medical to develop, expand and potentially acquire business and brands that can utilize Western’s growing distribution networks.