ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Ascension Healthcare, the healthcare delivery subsidiary of Ascension, has named Kristi Henderson vice president of patient access and care delivery transformation. Her new role will involve building a national approach and solution center for remote care coordination, central referral resources, transfer management, remote patient monitoring, call center services and appointment scheduling. “She understands the importance of using virtual medicine to enhance effective care models, with the overall goal of filling any gaps, adding innovative solutions and serving patients more efficiently,” said Karen Springer, president of healthcare operations at Ascension Healthcare, in a statement. Henderson is nationally recognized for successfully increasing access to high-quality, low-cost health care for thousands of patients through virtual care models, and has served as the vice president of virtual care and innovation for Ascension Texas since 2015. She joined Ascension from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she was chief telehealth and innovation officer, leading the development of a statewide telehealth program, which was recognized as a national model.
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