Affinity Medical Group welcomes new chief operating officer
11 / 26 / 2008
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
(920) 554-0686 (pager)
MENASHA, Wis. – Affinity Medical Group (AMG) welcomes Timothy Loch as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Loch brings more than 20 years of financial, health care management and physician practice management experience.
In his new role, Loch will be responsible for the leadership and administrative direction of AMG. He will also participate with the board of directors, physician leadership and senior management to develop and implement the organization’s mission, goals and strategic direction, as well as financial and operational plans and systems.
“We are pleased to welcome Tim to Affinity Medical Group,” said Daniel E. Neufelder, president and chief executive officer of Affinity Health System. “Tim brings a wealth of experience and leadership skills to our organization that will support our mission and strategic direction.”
Most recently, Loch served as vice president of professional practices for Medcenter One Health Systems/Q & R Clinic in Bismarck, N.D., where his responsibilities included planning and directing operational functions of the clinic, physician recruitment as well as physician compensation and benefit plans.
Prior to joining the Q & R Clinic in 2002, Loch was administrator of the Bone & Joint Center in Bismarck. He also served as the vice president of operations for the Meridia Health System in Cleveland, Ohio.
Loch earned his Executive MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio and has been a CPA since 1987. He attended Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration – Accounting.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.