Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Confluence Health names Brian Barry as Chief Ambulatory and Clinic Network Officer

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WENATCHEE – Confluence Health has appointed Brian Barry to the position of Chief Ambulatory and Clinic Network Officer. The newly created role, set within the executive leadership team alongside the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and others, is geared toward reshaping outpatient service lines in alignment with Confluence Health's ongoing commitment to revamp primary care and uphold its mission of "Local care by and for our community."

Barry joins Confluence Health after his recent tenure as the chief operating officer at MultiCare Medical Associates in Tacoma. His experience in steering a large medical group comprising more than 600 physicians and advanced practice providers across South Puget Sound has been marked by a focus on setting and maintaining standards for access, quality, safety, and operational workflows. Barry's leadership also emphasized the delivery of excellent service and care, accumulated over his 22-year tenure in various healthcare leadership roles, rendering his expertise expansive and diverse.

“We are excited to have Brian Barry join us as our first chief ambulatory and clinic network officer,” remarked Dr. Andrew Jones, chief executive officer of Confluence Health. “Along with an impressive amount of experience and a legacy of success, we look forward to the passion and commitment he brings to this new role.”

Barry, a father of two adult children pursuing a college education, looks forward to joining Confluence Health. Beyond his professional pursuits, he nurtures hobbies in snow skiing, hiking, soccer, and exploring the Pacific Northwest alongside his wife and their two rescue dogs. His professional focus remains steadfastly aimed at enhancing performance across quality and access to care. He is especially passionate about population healthcare management, value-based care models, and effectuating positive changes in community health and financial operations.

“It is a privilege to join the exceptional leadership team at Confluence Health,” commented Barry. “We have an incredible opportunity to further advance local care by building on our dedication towards enabling pride in our work, focusing on local sustainability, and ensuring access for all while continuing our commitment to excellent care and service. I am excited to join such a dynamic organization that provides such comprehensive medical care to the North Central Washington community.”

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