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Community Health Network announces clinical enterprise executives

For release on April 19, 2011

Indianapolis, IN---Community Health Network is pleased to announce that Jessie Westlund, R.N., CEO of Community Home Health Services, has been named chief integration officer for the network, while Tom Malasto, CEO of Community Heart and Vascular, has been appointed to chief operating officer for Community’s Indianapolis hospitals. The expanded roles for both leaders took effect in early April. These roles are part of the clinical enterprise, a key area of focus within the network.

Westlund is responsible for integration initiatives at Community across the continuum of care, whether acute, chronic or preventive in nature. She will lead the network’s integration of pharmacy and will be involved with pilot projects involving the medical home model of care.

Malasto provides oversight of acute care services and is responsible for day-to-day operations, outcomes, strategic implementation and transformation to an integrated patient-centered model of care for Community Hospitals East, North and South; behavioral health services; The Indiana Heart Hospital; and all hospital-related services.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in access to innovative and compassionate healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, in convenient health pavilions and doctor’s offices, in the workplace, at schools, in the home and online. As a nonprofit health system with multiple affiliates throughout Indiana, Community’s wide continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, full-service hospitals, surgery centers, physician practices, home care services, walk-in care centers and employer health services. To put the needs and the convenience of patients first, Community pioneers advanced treatments and world-class health information technologies, with a focus on exceptional care, simply delivered.


Lynda de Widt, Media Relations
Lynda de Widt
Media Relations