Cincinnati, OH — The Health Collaborative’s (THC) Board of Directors appointed Deirdre Murphy Beluan as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective October 31, 2023. This appointment follows her role as Interim CEO, which she has held since October 2022.
Beluan is a seasoned healthcare executive with an exceptional track record collaborating with multiple stakeholders and aligning multifaceted companies to share a vision of improving community health in a variety of ways, which makes her the ideal leader to guide The Health Collaborative in its mission of improving health and healthcare in the region.
In her new role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Deirdre will provide strategic leadership for THC’s priorities – workforce innovation, community health with a focus on health equity, and disaster preparedness – to enhance the health and healthcare of the community. She will work closely with THC’s team, serving as a pivotal advisor to the Board of Directors and representing the organization to local, state, and national stakeholders, policymakers, and associations.
“I’m passionate about the work our team does to improve health and healthcare, and daily, I’m inspired by my team’s commitment to our mission. I look forward to guiding our work into a new era that allows us to be laser-focused on pressing problems such as health equity, workforce shortages, and emergency preparedness,” shares Beluan.
Deirdre brings a wealth of experience to her role at THC, having held key positions in healthcare organizations like Lumeris and United Way of Greater Cincinnati and over 20 years with Bon Secours Mercy Health. Her extensive background in value-based care and human resources positions her well to facilitate the alignment of top healthcare organizations in the region, ensuring they share common priorities and collaborate effectively.
“We are thrilled for Deirdre and the organization to have a permanent leader at the helm. With her wealth of experience and unwavering dedication to our mission, Deirdre is exceptionally well-equipped to lead our remarkable team towards further success in health and healthcare improvement for our members, the community, and beyond.”, said Debbie Hayes, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Health Collaborative
Earlier this year, THC announced its plans to strategically partner with the Ohio Health Information Partnership, also known as CliniSync, to improve the delivery of statewide health information exchange (HIE) services. THC is on track to transition its HIE customers to CliniSync by the end of 2023.
Moving forward, THC will double down on its strategic priorities by leading community health transformation, expanding and diversifying the healthcare workforce, and coordinating regional disaster preparedness, response, and resiliency.