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Maggie Thieman appointed VP of post-acute services at WVU Health System

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Maggie Thieman, M.D., has been appointed vice president of post-acute services at WVU Health System. This newly created role places her in charge of Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment (DME) services.

Dr. Thieman began her tenure on June 3, coming from Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, where she was the associate chief medical officer of clinical operations. Her previous responsibilities included serving as medical director of AHN’s “One Call” Transfer Center and Capacity Management Team, as well as co-chairing the peer review committee at AGH. Earlier in her career, she worked as a physician advisor, assisting insurance companies in advocating for physicians and their patients.

“WVU Medicine currently provides Hospice, Home Health, and DME services to nearly 2,000 patients per day across three states. Our goal going forward as the post-acute service line is to be an integral part of the Health System’s care team, having a notable and positive impact on quality and value for our patients,” Carrie Willetts, executive vice president of Health System Integration and Business Development and president and CEO of WVU Medicine Uniontown Hospital, said.

“Dr. Thieman’s collaborative approach and experience in creating processes in a complex environment is a great fit for this inaugural role. I am very excited to have her on the WVU Medicine team.”

Clinically, Dr. Thieman has been an academic hospitalist for the past 12 years and will continue practicing at WVU Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and brings considerable clinical experience in patient movement through the care continuum. She has led initiatives focused on throughput and proper care.

Since joining WVU Health System, Dr. Thieman has been building relationships with Population Health, Peak Health, and service line leaders at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, Cancer Institute, and the Department of Orthopaedics. She is also engaging with leaders at various WVU Medicine Hospitals and has visited Home Care sites.

One of Thieman’s main objectives is to establish a “consistent way of working across the System.”

“We will be focusing on operational excellence and putting processes in place that are best practice,” she said. “The goal is to drive meaningful change that improves value to the customer and increases organizational performance.”

Dr. Thieman earned her medical degree from Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and completed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

For more information on WVU Medicine, visit WVUMedicine.org.

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