Chief financial officer is just one of many hats Mary Cooper wears at ChartWise Medical Systems Inc. As executive vice president of the company – which provides Web-based medical documentation software systems to hospitals – Cooper does everything from overseeing ChartWise’s financials to building sterling relationships within the industry.
Even in a more robust economy than Rhode Island has enjoyed in the past decade, it takes plenty of effort and skill to turn a city budget deficit into a surplus, reduce a city’s tax rate, consolidate services and wrangle with four city employee unions.
Change seems to be the only constant in the health care industry today. Every resident of that ecosystem – from patients to pharmacists to physicians to insurers – was managing shifting landscapes well before the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Now, the pace of change is accelerating.
Given the extraordinary changes that community behavioral-health services now face, it is essential to skillfully manage the complex interplay of institutions, programs and funding sources, said Dale K. Klatzker, president and CEO of The Providence Center.
From the time he was in middle school through his undergraduate years at Providence College, Richard Voccio worked for his father and three uncles in the costume jewelry manufacturing business. The business, Torino Creations, started small in the early 1960s and quickly grew into a multimillion dollar operation. Along the way his father and uncles demonstrated the importance of a strong work ethic.
By Alli-Michelle Conti
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