FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Middletown, N.Y. – March 4, 2013 – Crystal Run Healthcare announces the addition of Erlene Washington as Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting. As a member of the Crystal Run Healthcare executive team, Ms. Washington will oversee the finance and accounting department and have responsibility for all aspects of revenue cycle management. Ms. Washington will contribute to the development of alternative reimbursement models as Crystal Run Healthcare works to move toward value based payments.
Ms. Washington joins Crystal Run Healthcare with over twenty years of health care finance experience from several health care organizations including Southern New Hampshire Health System, Boston Medical Center and Partners Healthcare System. At Southern New Hampshire Health System, Washington held the title of Vice President of Financial and Affiliated Practices and was responsible for the financial and operational oversight of their physician groups. Ms. Washington earned her Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA and holds a Master of Science in Accountancy degree from Bentley College in Waltham, MA. In addition, Washington is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program for the Center for Collaborative Leadership College of Management at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA.
“On behalf of Crystal Run Healthcare, it is my pleasure to welcome Erlene to our practice. Erlene’s valuable experience working with physician led health care systems will accelerate our work on the path to value based payments and improved clinical outcomes,” said Michelle A. Koury, MD, Chief Operating Officer at Crystal Run Healthcare.
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About Crystal Run Healthcare: Crystal Run Healthcare is a premier multi-specialty group practice, and is among the fastest growing medical practices in the country. Crystal Run Healthcare includes over 300 providers, in over 40 medical specialties with 15 practice locations focusing on the healthcare needs of the mid-Hudson Valley and lower Catskill region. Crystal Run has a strong commitment to primary care, employing an outstanding group of physicians representing the specialties of Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Family Practice, Geriatrics and Pediatrics. The practice also includes unsurpassed sub-specialists in a wide variety of medical and surgical specialties and sub-specialties. Crystal Run Healthcare offers fully accredited digital radiology and laboratory services and is a national leader in the use and advancement of electronic health records (EHR). Crystal Run Healthcare is accredited by The Joint Commission and is designated by the NCQA as a Level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home. The practice was among the first 27 health care organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) effective April 2012. NCQA recognition of Crystal Run as an Early Adopter seeking ACO Accreditation in January 2012 culminated in December 2012 with Crystal Run Healthcare achieving NCQA Level 2 ACO Accreditation. For more information about Crystal Run Healthcare visit our website at www.crystalrunhealthcare.com or call 845.615.6832.