Comings, Goings & Promotions: July and August 2020
Beloff Promoted to Vice President of Quality
Jennifer Beloff, RN, MSN, APN was recently promoted from executive director of Quality to vice president of Quality in the Department of Quality and Safety in recognition of her many accomplishments over the years and her increasing responsibilities within the department.
Beloff joined the Brigham in August 2008 as a senior consultant in the Center for Clinical Excellence. She led a number of multidisciplinary teams, collaborated with hospital leadership and clinical staff to identify and eliminate barriers to appropriate care and strategized and implemented hospital-wide interventions to achieve greater compliance with a multitude of clinical quality measures.
In January 2012, Beloff was promoted to director and subsequently, executive director, of Quality Programs at the Brigham. For the past eight years, Beloff and her dedicated team of quality program managers have successfully led the operational management, strategic planning, and performance of all commercial, state and federally funded pay for reporting (P4R) and pay for performance (P4P) programs, a combined portfolio totaling approximately $50 million in incentive, penalty and withhold payments, as well as the management and performance improvement efforts associated with a growing body of publicly reported and reputational ranking groups such as The Leapfrog Group and the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.
In January 2017, in collaboration with the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Beloff helped establish the Clinical Pathways division within the Department of Quality and Safety where for the past three years she has been providing executive oversight for the program. Later that same year, in July 2017, Beloff also assumed executive oversight for the Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Program at the Brigham. To date, the Clinical Pathways team as well as the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology have successfully developed and implemented 11 Enhanced Recovery After Surgery pathways (ERAS) and one Enhanced Recovery after Delivery (ERAD) pathway, earning the Brigham recognition as a Center of Excellence. The program has not only led to standardization in clinical care but has helped reduce surgical and postoperative complications and length of stay.
Fanning Promoted to Vice President for Ambulatory Services and Patient Experience
Kelly Fanning, MBA, executive director for Ambulatory Services, has accepted the position of vice president for Ambulatory Services and Patient Experience, effective immediately.
Over the last three years, Ambulatory Services has grown significantly under Fanning’s direction. She has proven to be a highly effective leader and collaborator across clinical departments, Brigham Health and Mass General Brigham. Fanning will continue to oversee Ambulatory Services and work closely with senior leaders on strategic planning for the development of innovative, high-quality and patient-centric ambulatory programs. In addition, she will partner with the vice president of Regional Ambulatory Operations, associate chief medical officers, associate chief nurses, administrators, medical directors, clinicians and staff to advance operations related to the delivery of high-quality care throughout the Brigham.
Fanning has worked at the Brigham for seven years in multiple positions. She has succeeded in high-profile projects, including: medical management redesign, schedule optimization, radiology queue backlog, radiology scheduling centralization, and zero ambulatory findings on the last Joint Commission survey. Most recently she served as the Deputy Incident Commander for ambulatory during the COVID-19 crisis.
Dempsey Departs the Brigham
Steve Dempsey, executive director of Real Estate, Planning and Construction, left the Brigham for other opportunities July 2.
In his Brigham role, Dempsey oversaw the capital framework, financial analysis and space planning for 100-plus projects each year as well as several major new buildings in the Longwood Medical Area. Dempsey first joined Partners HealthCare in 1997 as part of the original Real Estate and Facilities team and transitioned to the Brigham full time in 2015.