Hudson Headwaters Health Network, based in Queensbury, has hired Dominick Bizzaro as president and chief administrative officer.
One of his initial duties will be developing a new “population health division,” which will use data analysis to guide case management and track overall quality of care, officials said.
He will begin Aug. 1.
Bizzaro will work in collaboration with Dr. Tucker Slingerland, a current Hudson Headwaters executive who takes over as chief executive officer on July 1.
Founder and longtime CEO Dr. John Rugge begins a new role on July 1 as executive chairman, as part of the transition to his eventual retirement.
Bizzaro has more than 35 years of experience in health care, currently as executive vice president for business development and informatics at MVP Health Care, a Schenectady-based health insurance company.
The group also announced that Dr. John Sawyer was named chief medical officer and Chris Tournier was named executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer. These appointments are in concert with the Network’s recent strategic planning initiatives.
Dr. Sawyer earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. He is a fellow in Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases.
He also earned his master’s in public health and epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health and was a Robert Wood Johnson clinical scholar at the University of North Carolina. He maintains specialty board certifications from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Examiners.
Sawyer has been a member of the clinical leadership team for 19 years, practicing at the North Creek Health Center, Queensbury Family Health and now West Mountain Health Services in Queensbury.
Tournier has served as the network’s vice president and chief financial officer since 2009 and has helped to strengthen the network’s financial footing, which has led to an array of new services and expansion to new communities.
Prior to joining the network, he served in several key positions with Berkshire Health Services in Pittsfield Massachusetts, a multi-level health system including a critical access hospital, teaching hospital, and a large physician practice.
Hudson Headwaters, headquartered in Queensbury, operates health centers and specialty practices in Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex, Hamilton and Clinton counties.