CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), a leading healthcare improvement company, has promoted Leigh Anderson to President of Performance Services, effective July 20.
In his new role, Anderson will have overall responsibility for Premier’s Performance Services segment, including the continued development and growth of the company’s enterprise-wide, cloud-based informatics business, as well as Premier’s Performance Partners consulting unit. He will continue to report to Michael J. Alkire, Chief Operating Officer.
As part of his promotion, Anderson will assume the responsibilities of Kelly Rakowski, who resigned from her position as Senior Vice President of Premier Performance Partners. One of Anderson’s key initiatives will be the continued integration of Premier’s scalable technology and analytics platforms with wrap-around performance improvement consulting to create holistic solutions that address member needs. Premier expects to commence a search for a new head of the Performance Partners consultancy that will report directly to Anderson.
“Leigh’s proven expertise and demonstrated ability to operationalize high-impact solutions for our members make him the natural choice to lead Premier’s Performance Services segment and drive our business forward,” said Alkire. “We appreciate Kelly’s contributions and the foundation she helped establish for our consulting group, and we look forward to continuing to build integrated, technology-enabled solutions under Leigh’s leadership.”
Anderson, who has more than two decades of informatics experience in corporate and provider settings, joined Premier in 2013. In his previous role as Chief Operating Officer for Information and Technology Services at Premier, Anderson ran the day-to-day operations of the informatics business. Prior to joining Premier, he served in lead informatics roles at Hospital Corporation of America, Health Trust, Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX) and AT&T.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,900 U.S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.