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Baystate Health Appoints Two New Senior Vice Presidents

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health President and CEO Mark Keroack announced the appointments of Jean Ahn and Dr. Doug Salvador as senior vice presidents. Ahn, with Baystate Health since 2012, has been appointed to senior vice president and chief strategy officer, while Salvador, who joined Baystate in 2013, has been named senior vice president and chief quality officer, Baystate Health, and chief medical officer, Baystate Medical Center.

Ahn, who most recently served as vice president of Strategy, was instrumental in the development of Baystate 2020, the health system’s overarching strategic plan, the cascading entity plans, the system’s Telehealth program, and the Kyruus ‘single-source’ platform for physician data, among other accomplishments. She serves as executive sponsor for Baystate Health’s Women’s Organizational Resource Group and as the system’s Investment director for the Health Policy Commission’s joint CHART 2 grant.

In addition to serving on the Baycare board of directors, Ahn is a board and committee member for the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts (formerly Partners for a Healthier Community) and Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, and serves as an elected parent representative of her local school council in Longmeadow. A 2015 fellow of the Massachusetts Health Leadership College, she holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from Wellesley College and a master of health administration degree with academic distinction from Cornell University.

Salvador, who joined Baystate as vice president, Medical Affairs, has contributed to Baystate’s success in many ways, including in bundled-payment demonstration projects and in helping the health system to advance its culture of safety. Drawing upon his training in medicine, engineering, and epidemiology, he has focused on the redesign of healthcare-delivery systems and undergraduate and postgraduate education of quality and safety.

A graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in biomedical engineering and of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Salvador was trained in infectious diseases at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He practiced as a hospital epidemiologist after receiving a master’s degree in public health from the Harvard School of Public Health. His post-graduate training includes patient safety officer training from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and service on the board of examiners for the Baldridge National Quality Program. He is an Institute for Healthcare Improvement faculty member and teaches in the Patient Safety Executive Development Course. 

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