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Executive Moves: June 24, 2013

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Close Up: Kathy Kaminsky

Position: Senior vice president of clinical effectiveness and chief quality officer, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

Key role: Provide strategic and operational leadership to Englewood Hospital's quality and safety efforts to ensure the medical center remains a national leader in clinical care areas.

Goals: Ensure we continue to meet and exceed the needs of the community we serve. Position Englewood Hospital for continued success in providing exceptional care at lower costs.

Previous jobs: I have been fortunate to spend my entire career at Englewood Hospital. I began as a unit secretary while in college for my nursing degree. I have held various positions, from staff nurse to director to vice president. Areas of strategic leadership have included the emergency department, case management, education research, quality and safety.

Key strengths: Passion about the care we provide, relationship building and teamwork, systems thinking, problem solving, and a can-do attitude.

Career high: My promotion to this position after working over the past several years in pursuit of national recognition for medical excellence and the care provided by Englewood's team.

Next: The current transition from a transaction-based health care system (pay for service) to a value-based system (pay for quality) is a very exciting time for the industry. I believe it will lead to market differentiation for Englewood Hospital as the most desirable provider of care at lower costs. The new health care landscape provides the ideal environment to partner with payers and employers to innovate in the delivery of care and benefit design.

Challenges: The rate of change and the complexities of change in the health care industry call for the need to innovate rapidly while the margins for nonprofit hospitals remain relatively slim.

After hours: Spending time with my husband, daughter and family; traveling; swimming.

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Banking

OceanFirst Bank has added two appointments to its commercial lending team:


  • George Destafney, senior vice president and senior relationship manager, has been named to lead the commercial lending team in Red Bank. Destafney has more than 18 years of banking experience with TD Bank.
  • Sean Kauffman, vice president and senior relationship manager in commercial lending, will be based at Toms River headquarters. Kaufman was a commercial lender at TD Bank since 1999. He also previously worked at OceanFirstBank.

Engineering

Haddon Heights engineering firm Pennoni Associates has named Thomas Dancsecs senior engineer in its transportation division.

Dancsecs, of Marlton, previously worked as roadway department manager for Buchart Horn Inc. Dancsecs, a graduate of Penn State University, has 24 years' experience in transportation and civil engineering services.

Health Care

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has appointed orthopedic surgeon Timothy Henderson to its Camden facility. Henderson focuses on orthopedic trauma, sports medicine and minimally invasive joint replacement.

Henderson, of Livingston, worked previously at Rockdale Orthopedic Center, in Conyers, Ga. He also served as director of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbus Regional Healthcare System in Columbus, Ga.

Henderson earned his undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College before graduating from George Washington University School of Medicine with a degree in medicine.





Cooper University Health Care has named Barbara Smith senior vice president of ambulatory operations.

Smith will oversee growth, management, and operations of Camden-based Cooper University Health Care's outpatient programs and services.

Smith, of Cherry Hill, has more than 30 years' experience as a health care executive, working in management roles at Cooper from 1984 to 2000. She served as Cooper's vice president of operations from 1996 to 2000. Most recently, she served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in Hamilton.

Law

Earp Cohn P.C. has named Allen Etish as counsel with the firm, which has offices in Cherry Hill and Philadelphia.

Etish concentrates his practice in complex commercial litigation and bankruptcy with emphasis on corporate valuation, which includes shareholder disputes and corporate buyouts. Etish is a 1974 graduate of Rutgers University School of Law Camden. He is past president of the New Jersey Bar Association.

Law firm Kaufman, Dolowich, Voluck LLP has named Robert Berns a partner at its Hackensack office. Berns has 25 years of experience in professional liability defense, ethics proceedings, and insurance and commercial disputes.

Berns earned his law degree from Whittier Law School.



Princeton law firm Hill Wallack has added two partners and to its new office in Morristown:
  • Kenneth Sauter joins the firm as a partner in its community associations, real estate, and banking and financial services practice groups. His practice includes commercial real estate transactions, leasing and financing, representation of commercial lenders, land-use development, and general business representation. Sauter earned his law degree from Villanova School of Law.
  • Caroline Record joins the firm's community associations and real estate practices group. She concentrates her practice in community association law and residential real estate. Her practice also includes estate planning and administration, special needs trust, guardianship applications, foreclosures, and other real-estate-related work. Record earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Technology

Matthew Curtin was promoted to managing director at Foster Beck Associates LLC, a Flemington software firm specializing in executive search. He was previously senior recruiter with the Foster Beck, and held senior sales roles with Right Now Technologies and IBM.

Curtin graduated from Northeastern University with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
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