Northern Light Health names system vice president of Integrated Care Management
It is our pleasure to welcome Lyn Clark, MHA, BSN, RN, to Northern Light Health as the system vice president of Integrated Care Management.
As a part of the Integrated Care Management leadership team, Lyn is responsible for implementing the strategic vision of Northern Light Health’s Integrated Care Management division to achieve high quality, cost-effective care across the continuum. Lyn brings a balance of evidence-based clinical knowledge, strong business acumen, and experience collaborating with multidisciplinary teams at the enterprise, hospital, ambulatory practice, and community levels.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Lyn has spent nearly 25 years in healthcare leadership roles including director of Care Management and the Call Center functions at Baylor Scott & White Health where she directed several successful initiatives to reduce length of stay and readmissions. Lyn oversaw care management, disease management, and more for a Dallas, Texas accountable care organization with 75,000 covered lives, handling strategic planning and upholding quality outcomes.
Lyn most recently served as assistant director of six ambulatory clinics at the University of Texas Southwestern Health System, and as a Clinical Operations director for Medtronic, an integrated health solutions provider. There, Lyn opened three independent care clinics, and implemented an electronic health record and patient portal solutions.
“Lyn brings a rich and diverse background in healthcare with a proven ability to develop high-performing clinical programs and build successful teams,” says Edward Gilkey, MD, vice president and senior physician executive of Beacon Health, the population health member of Northern Light Health. “We have several exciting upcoming initiatives to improve patient care. Together, with Lyn’s leadership, I’m confident we will make healthcare work better for our patients.”
Lyn says that she has a passion for nurturing teams and developing people to bring out their best for our patients. “I love what I do, and Northern Light Health is a perfect fit to leverage all of my experience, skill sets, and knowledge.” Lyn adds, “I’m looking forward to getting to know our talented team members across the system and the patients we serve.”
Lyn holds a master’s degree in health administration, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina, and is a registered nurse. She comes to Maine from Texas with her son — who plans to attend Husson University — and her five dogs discovering the joy of snow! Lyn enjoys exploring new places, travel, and entertaining.