HonorHealth taps pair to join senior leadership team

HonorHealth, a leading Valley healthcare system serving 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area, welcomes industry veterans Paul Briggs and Wayne Frangesch to its senior leadership team.

Briggs joins HonorHealth as senior vice president and chief financial officer, bringing with him more than 30 years of healthcare experience, with extensive background in financial and operational leadership roles with hospital systems, health plans and medical groups.

In his new role, Briggs focuses on ensuring HonorHealth maintains our strong financial position to support exceptional patient care and improves the health and well-being of those served by HonorHealth. In addition to the financial and accounting functions, he oversees patient financial services, supply chain, real estate and insurance contracting.

“Paul is a great addition to our leadership team, especially as we continue to grow and transform healthcare,” Todd LaPorte, HonorHealth CEO, said. “His past leadership successes, combined with his knowledge and understanding of the entire healthcare ecosystem, aligns perfectly with our commitment to making healthcare simple for all our patients.”

Frangesch assumes the role of senior vice president and chief human resources officer. He joins HonorHealth with more than 20 years of human resources experience in the healthcare industry, with extensive expertise in aligning HR strategies and priorities with operational needs of an organization through strategic planning, staff and leadership development, labor productivity and efficiency, and process improvement.

Frangesch leads talent acquisition, retention, employee development, benefits/compensation and employee relations for HonorHealth, with an emphasis on attracting, engaging and keeping a talented workforce to provide the best patient care and support of patient care.

“Wayne’s commitment to fostering a healthy company culture is evident by his established track record as a human resources leader,” LaPorte said. “We are honored to have him join our senior leadership team as we continue to build our culture of excellence here at HonorHealth, where our employees are dedicated to providing the best quality of care to our patients.”

Jared Muenzer promoted to chief clinical role at Phoenix Children’s

Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced Jared Muenzer, MD, MBA, has been promoted to serve the organization as Physician-in-Chief.

As Physician-in-Chief, Dr. Muenzer will lead the nationally ranked clinical enterprise at Phoenix Children’s alongside Surgeon-in-Chief, Daniel Ostlie, MD.

Dr. Muenzer is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Phoenix Children’s Medical Group (“PCMG”), a role he has held since 2016.   As the COO, he is accountable for the overall operations of more than 500 Phoenix Children’s physicians and providers. During his tenure as the COO Dr. Muenzer has improved clinical processes and implemented growth strategies within PCMG.

As Physician-in-Chief, Dr. Muenzer’s responsibilities will encompass his current COO responsibilities, as well as provide leadership across a much broader arena, like strategic guidance, growth and recruitment for four of Phoenix Children’s eight clinical centers.  In his new role, Dr. Muenzer remains committed to development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and process improvement for the health system and all associated service lines.

“Phoenix Children’s has transformed from a small local hospital to becoming one of the nation’s premier destinations in pediatric care,” said Bob Meyer, President and CEO of Phoenix Children’s. “I have no doubt that Dr. Muenzer’s work in the organization has played a major role in our success, not just in Arizona, but across the pediatric care landscape.”

Before he assumed an executive leadership role in 2016, Dr. Muenzer completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and worked in the division of Emergency Medicine at PCH. He has also served as Medical Director of Phoenix Children’s Medical Group, Associate Director of the Emergency Department, Program Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship program and Vice President of the Medical Staff at PCH.

Leslie’s appoints Michael Egeck as CEO

Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc., the largest, multi-channel marketer of pool and spa products and services in the world, today announced that Michael R. Egeck has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, and that Steven L. Ortega will be transitioning from his role as CEO to Executive Chairman of the Company, effective February 4, 2020.

Mr. Egeck most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of PSEB Group, a $1.5 billion operating company composed of the Eddie Bauer outdoor brand and teen retailer PACSUN. Mr. Egeck brings to Leslie’s more than three decades of experience and a proven track record of driving transformational growth for a variety of brands and business models.  

Mr. Ortega said, “I am pleased to welcome Mike to Leslie’s as our new CEO. His depth of experience and proven ability to define and lead a vision for transformation within specialty retail organizations using digital engagement and product innovation make him well-suited to lead the Company into its next stage of growth as the retail landscape continues to evolve. Leslie’s continues to be the number one brand for pool supplies and services, and I look forward to working together with Mike in my new role as Executive Chairman to position Leslie’s for continued success.”

Buesing Corp promotes Kevin Somerville

Buesing Corp is pleased to announce that Kevin Somerville will be heading its efforts regarding sustainable building practices by transitioning to the role of Material/Recycling General Manager.  The leadership at Buesing says it appreciates Kevin’s past endeavors in Business Development and the relationships he has built. 

Bill Kelton has assumed responsibility for all Business Development and Preconstruction efforts related to Construction Projects and Land Development.  Since Business Development starts and ends with a quality product, Buesing’s Project Managers and Estimators are a crucial part of its Business Development Team. 

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