CEP America expands executive team


CEP America expands executive team


CEP America, an acute care management and staffing solutions firm, is expanding its executive team dedicated to transforming healthcare delivery.

In January, the CEP America board announced the appointment of president Imamu Tomlinson, as chief executive officer (CEO) as of January 2017 to replace current CEO Wesley Curry, who joined the company in 1982 and has been on the Board of Directors since 1992.

The firm has now made further executive realignments, effective January 2017.Theo Koury will be promoted from chief operations officer (COO) to president, and Prentice Tom will be promoted from chief medical officer to chief innovation officer.

The new member of the executive team is Denise Brown, who had been serving as vice president, business development. Her new role will be chief strategy officer, and she will be the first hospitalist and first female member of CEP America’s executive team.

Previous to his appointment position as president, Tomlinson served as regional director for the Sequoia Region, where he led the integration of one of CEP America's first multi-hospital, multi-specialty integrated networks. He also serves as the chief of staff for Adventist Medical Center Hanford and Adventist Medical Center Selma, where he will continue to practice as an emergency physician.

In his current position as COO, Koury is responsible for day-to-day operations at all CEP America service locations, across all specialties. His mission is to develop and implement operational initiatives aligned with the strategic direction of CEP America while working closely with the organiSation’s vice presidents. He is a practicing emergency physician at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California.

As chief medical officer, Tom oversees CEP America’s performance improvement programs and the development and dissemination of best practices. A noted national speaker, he provides leadership in the areas of risk management, quality, continuing medical education, patient experience and other aspects of emergency care.

Brown has been a leader with CEP America since 2002, when she became medical director of Dignity Health’s Sequoia Hospital, a CEP America partner. She has been instrumental in identifying new opportunities for CEP America hospitalist services, according to the firm, first as director of practice development for Galen Inpatient Physicians, then as vice president of business development when Galen transitioned into the partnership.

“As the healthcare environment continues to change and become more complex, CEP America’s opportunities continue to expand,” says Tomlinson. “Our executive team members, who have worked together in some cases for decades, share a commitment to leading CEP in building relationships and identifying opportunities nationwide that align with our board’s vision to continue our growth in acute care and beyond.”

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