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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Franciscan Alliance selects new VP of ambulatory services

INDIANAPOLIS – Christopher A. DiGiusto has been appointed vice president of ambulatory services for Franciscan Alliance.

Among his duties, DiGiusto will provide operational leadership and direction over Franciscan Alliance’s retail sites and ambulatory services, urgent care and occupational health sites; assist with direct-to-consumer engagement; and development and oversight of all telehealth platforms and services.

DiGiusto will report to Robert J. Brody, senior vice president and chief operating officer for ambulatory services for Franciscan Alliance, which operates 14 hospitals and numerous outpatient facilities in Indiana and Illinois.

Since 2009, DiGiusto was the service line director for orthopedics, neurosciences and rehabilitation for Franciscan St. Francis Health, where he was responsible for strategic growth of those medical disciplines at the hospital’s three campuses. During that time, he led many initiatives, including telemedicine services, and spearheaded the development of sports medicine agreements with several school systems throughout Central Indiana.

DiGiusto has held many positions with Franciscan St. Francis Health since joining the organization in 2003.  He has served as director of product and business development and manager of business development. He also was a project team leader for information technology implementation.

An Indianapolis resident, DiGiusto received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, where he later earned a master’s degree in health services (MHA).

DiGiusto is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives and has leadership roles with the Indiana Healthcare Executive Network.

Franciscan Alliance is one of the largest Catholic health care systems in the Midwest with 14 hospitals and a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence serving patients in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.