Chi Solutions, Inc. Announces New Vice President Appointments
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 29, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chi Solutions, Inc., a leading
healthcare consulting firm focused on delivering cost savings, new revenue,
and optimized operations for laboratory, imaging, and other diagnostic
departments announced today the hiring of Susan Dougherty as Vice President,
Operations and Outreach Services, and the promotion of Mike Kachure to Vice
President, Business Development.
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Ms. Dougherty will oversee Chi's operations and outreach divisions, refining
and expanding offerings in line with the firm's mission to provide clients
with superior knowledge and results. She is an accomplished executive with
experience in directing regional laboratory operations in both commercial and
hospital settings, including consolidated and joint venture laboratories.
During her career, Ms. Dougherty has driven operational improvement, revenue
and volume growth, and outreach development while maintaining a high standard
of care and customer satisfaction. Most recently, she was President,
Mid-Atlantic, for Clinical Pathology Laboratories, a division of Sonic
Healthcare, Ltd. In addition to her medical technology certifications, Ms.
Dougherty holds a Master's degree in business administration from LaSalle
"Chi is a recognized leader in providing healthcare consultancy services to a
broad range of providers. My new position is an exciting opportunity to be
part of a great team and allows me to use my experience and knowledge to
contribute my utmost to the benefit of our customers and the organization's
success," said Dougherty.
With his promotion to Vice President, Business Development, Mr. Kachure will
lead a team of business development resources to continue a record of sales
success built during his six years with Chi. A successful sales professional
with over a decade of experience in the clinical laboratory and anatomic
pathology industry, he has guided successful regional sales teams for both
start-up and established firms, developing an understanding of the market and
executing effective strategies to capture new business. As a sales
representative, he consistently met or exceeded sales targets and negotiated
key national contracts. Mr. Kachure earned his Bachelor's degree in
engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and served in the
Army as a 1^st and 2^nd Lieutenant, Combat Engineer.
"I am extremely energized to be part of an executive team that has true vision
and drive toward helping our clients achieve extraordinary results and desired
outcomes," said Kachure.
Chi CEO Kathy Murphy, PhD, commented: "Chi is positioned to experience
tremendous growth over the next year. Susan's extensive understanding of both
hospital and national laboratory operations and joint ventures will allow us
to expedite and maximize our strategic plans. Over the last six years, Mike's
vision and leadership have helped position Chi to expand business development,
explore new business lines, and expand partnerships; his promotion to the
executive leadership team is a natural progression. We are excited to see how
their contributions will take our company into the future."
About Chi Solutions, Inc.
Founded in 1983, Chi Solutions, Inc., (Chi) is a nationally-recognized
healthcare consultancy that delivers cost savings and identifies opportunities
for new revenue and optimized operations for hospitals, freestanding
laboratories, imaging centers, and outpatient centers. With a quest to
consistently deliver proven outcomes, Chi works collaboratively with clients
to visualize, strategize, and achieve measurable objectives. Chi's clients
and industry partners benefit equally from the company's unparalleled market
research capabilities and an extensive proprietary database that identifies
and defines industry trends and consistently provides a level of service
unmatched in the industry. Chi's expertise includes strategic planning,
outreach, operations improvement, compliance, benchmarking, Lean Six Sigma,
outsourced sales and management services, and mergers and acquisitions.
Through the company's unwavering commitment to excellence through knowledge,
Chi helps its clients achieve business objectives and identify ways to
efficiently deliver the highest level of patient care. For additional
information about Chi Solutions, visit www.chisolutionsinc.com or call (800)
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Contact: Jennifer Barnwell, Marketing Communications, Chi Solutions, Inc.,
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