Cedars-Sinai Accelerator's new managing director and other digital health hires

By Dave Muoio
11:14 am

Anne Wellington has been appointed as the new managing director of the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator, a 90-day, health-tech-focused program that offers mentoring and financial support to its participants. Wellington had previously served as entrepreneur-in-residence for the accelerator’s third class, and held the chief product officer position at healthcare analytics company Stanson Health.

"As more health systems follow Cedars-Sinai's lead in fostering innovation through accelerators, we will be growing to expand our leadership role in this space," Darren Dworkin, senior vice president and chief information officer at Cedars-Sinai, said in a statement. "Anne will be working to ensure we continue to attract top-tier companies, the best talent and expand our ability to work with the new amazing technologies.”

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Blink Health, which makes an app and online tool for helping consumers find low prices on medications, has brought Susan Lang on as its new chief strategy officer. Lang most recently founded the healthcare consulting firm XIL Consulting, and prior to that served six years as SVP and chief supply chain officer at Express Scripts.

“Susan’s unmatched experience in prescription medication pricing, strategic business development, and health economics will help us accelerate our ability to make prescription medications affordable for everyone,” Geoffrey Chaiken, cofounder and CEO of Blink Health, said in a statement. “In addition, Susan’s work in clinical settings with caregivers and patients gives her a rich understanding of people’s healthcare needs. Susan shares our passion for making the prescription drug market more equitable and is an outstanding addition to our executive team.”

Lumeon, maker of a care pathway management platform, has appointed John Freeman as its chief financial officer. The company’s first US executive hire, Freeman’s 23 years of experience most recently placed him at Tonneson + co., where he advised growing companies on accounting and taxation.

“John has a proven track record of helping companies achieve the next level of performance and profitability,” Lumeon CEO Robbie Hughes said in a statement. “He is a strategic problem solver with a strong ability to identify and capitalize on global market opportunities, and we are excited to have John join us in this role, helping drive Lumeon’s growth in the US market.”

Digital health and wellness company GlobalFit announced that its current chief human resources officer and SVP of administration, Karen Heisler, has been elected to the company’s board. In addition to these positions at GlobalFit, Heisler also serves on the Bryn Mawr Hospital Foundation Board and Governance Committee.

"Karen's strategic thinking and adept management skills make her an ideal fit on our board of directors as GlobalFit continues to grow and work towards generating positive results for both our clients and extensive membership base,” GlobalFit President and CEO Tony Frick said in a statement. “I am confident in her ability to be a key decision maker on an existing board of innovators and influencers in the health and wellness space.”


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