Ann Arbor, MI (January 29, 2013) – 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.
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 University.
“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 1st and 2nd 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.”
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