People on the move
People on the move is your weekly roundup of hiring and other personnel news throughout the state.
St. George — Charged with leading Dixie State University’s efforts to help the Southern Utah community innovate, create and launch their own ideas, Colby Jenkins has been selected as the new Zions Bank Business Resource Center director and entrepreneur in residence at Dixie State’s Atwood Innovation Plaza. A Utah native, Jenkins has commanded a Special Forces A-team in combat as a US Army Special Forces Green Beret and has worked on Capitol Hill for the US Senate and Pentagon, where he managed the congressional portfolio for the nation’s No. 2 military leader. Additionally, he has taught as an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and worked at Google Headquarters as a program manager. Most recently, Jenkins served as the director of operations for the Pentagon’s Silicon Valley Innovation Office, known as the Defense Innovation Unit. Located across from Dixie State’s Greater Zion Stadium in the former East Elementary building, Atwood Innovation Plaza houses entrepreneurship activity, including education and training, manufacturing, events and offices for startup companies.
Lehi — Solutionreach, the leader in patient engagement solutions and innovation, announced the addition of Dan Simenc as chief revenue officer to support the growth of SR Health and its role in improving patient engagement in hospitals and health systems across the country. Since its founding in 2000, Solutionreach has been a leader in patient engagement. The company sent the first text message in healthcare and has continued to be an innovator in patient communications ever since. Today, Solutionreach facilitates more than two billion messages each year to more than 80 million unique patients. In his new role as chief revenue officer, Simenc will focus on continuing the expansion of Solutionreach’s 20 years of patient engagement leadership into hospitals, health systems, and other large enterprise healthcare organizations through the SR Health initiative. He will draw on his vast experience in interoperability, clinical and operation systems, and other process-oriented areas in enterprise healthcare. Simenc’s leadership will ensure these organizations leverage innovative patient engagement tools, technology, and essential workflows that make them practical and effective while positively impacting the operational and clinical successes of the clients Solutionreach serves. Simenc comes to Solutionreach from Lyniate, formerly Corepoint Health, which was ranked number one in KLAS for the past 11 years. While there, he served as the senior vice president of US sales, building business relationships and regularly exceeding goals that enabled the company to achieve business growth and a successful merger. Prior to that role, Simenc served in senior leadership roles with 3M Health Information Services, Picis, Eclipsys (now Allscripts), and McKesson. SR Health by Solutionreach was launched in early 2020 to support an increased focus on patient engagement for hospitals, health systems, and enterprise healthcare organizations. Designed with enterprise healthcare providers in mind, the SR Health platform meets large organizations’ needs to control access and permissions for numerous departments and user roles. Administrators can create different roles to match functional teams (marketing, front desk, call center, etc.) and give users the appropriate levels of access. SR Health’s unique approach to patient engagement includes the ability for providers to create “flows” for a broad spectrum of patient interactions related to in-person and virtual visits. These flows meet patients’ and staff needs simultaneously by adhering to patient preferences for messaging channels (text, email, etc.) while saving time by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to efficiently handle routine interactions with patients more quickly.