July 14, 2024
Healthcare Moves: A Monthly Summary of Hires and Layoffs

Healthcare Moves: A Monthly Summary of Hires and Layoffs

This roundup will be published monthly. It is meant to highlight some of healthcare’s recent hiring news and is not intended to be comprehensive. If you have news about an executive appointment, resignation or layoff that you would like to share for this roundup or the MedCity Moves podcast, please reach out to [email protected].

Here is a selection of recent executive hires, promotions, departures and layoffs occurring across the healthcare industry.


CVRx named Kevin Hykes as its new CEO. He joins CVRx from Augmedics, where he also served as CEO.

Doximity welcomed Lisa Greenbaum as its new chief commercial officer. She has previously held leadership positions at several healthcare companies, including Verily, Progyny and WebMD.

Helio Genomics appointed Gary Frazier as its chief growth officer. In the past, Frazier founded and acted as CEO for two different healthcare startups, Worksite Labs and OM Healthcare.

QuantHealth welcomed Adam Petrich as its first chief medical officer and Adam Goldenberg as its first CFO.

RWJBarnabas Health named Lynda Markoe as its new chief people officer. Before joining the health system, she served as chief people and culture officer at Bed, Bath and Beyond and held human resources roles at J. Crew and Gap.

Verily welcomed Myoung Cha as chief product officer. He comes to the company from Carbon Health, where he served as president and chief strategy officer.

Walgreens recently hired three new leaders. The company welcomed Elizabeth Burger as chief human resources officer and hired Lanesha Minnix as chief legal officer. It also appointed Mary Langowski to lead its U.S. healthcare segment. Langowski comes to Walgreens the company from Solera Health, where she had been serving as CEO. Before that, she was executive vice president and chief strategy and corporate development officer at CVS Health.


Centene promoted Erika McConduit from her position as chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer to chief impact officer. She has been with Centene since 2019.

Emory Healthcare appointed Madhu Behera as its inaugural chief research informatics officer. She has been with the health system since 2009, previously serving as chief informatics and data officer for Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute. 

HCA Healthcare named Chad Wasserman as its new CIO. He has been working at HCA for 28 years and previously served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for HCA’s Information Technology Group, which provides tech strategy and support for all HCA facilities.

UnitedHealthcare appointed Michael Baker as its new COO. He has been with the company since 2013, recently leading consumer operations and serving as the insurer’s COO for provider operations.

Walgreens promoted Manmohan Mahajan from interim CFO to permanent CFO. He has been with the company since 2016.


UnitedHealth Group COO Dirk McMahon plans to retire in April. He has been in the COO role at UnitedHealth Group since 2021 — before that, McMahon served as CEO of UnitedHealthcare and COO of Optum. 


Amazon disclosed plans to lay off hundreds of workers across its healthcare business units, such as One Medical and Amazon Pharmacy. 

Astarte Medical is shutting down its operations and laying off its remaining staff members.

Elevance Health laid off more employees. The exact number of job cuts isn’t clear, but reports say that Elevance has let go of thousands of workers in the past six months.

Included Health has made the decision to let go about 6% of their workforce. CEO Owen Tripp said that this new structure will create narrower leadership, narrower projects and narrower budgets.

Noom laid off some of its workers as well. The exact number is unknown, but Endpoints News reported the layoffs affected employees in health coaching and engineering roles.

Rush University System for Health laid off an undisclosed number of employees working in administrative and leadership positions, citing financial headwinds.

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