Dorothy (Dolly) Bellhouse has joined Cambridge Management Group as a senior adviser.
Ms. Bellhouse is a highly experienced healthcare executive and consultant with particular experience and strength in planning for and managing change. She is skilled at nurturing the creativity needed to address expected and unexpected problems and opportunities in the churn of today’s healthcare environment. And she further strengthens one of Cambridge Management Group’s core missions: To help hospital and health systems align the administrative and clinically related activities of all their employees to improve their organizations’ overall condition.
Using her emotional intelligence, the values of servant leadership and her years as an executive of large hospitals and health systems, she is highly accomplished in building teams that help their institutions achieve major operational and clinical improvements.
Her range of experience includes strategic planning, new-business development, marketing, public relations, quality-performance improvement, physician relations and managed-care contracting.
Ms. Bellhouse is dealing with these matters in her current work with the Healthcare Council of Western Pennsylvania.
Her positions have included:
* Vice president for integrated-delivery-system planning for Jefferson Hospital-Allegheny Health Network, in Pennsylvania.
* Director/owner of Rule 4 Consulting (clients included Mayo Clinic Health System and Alina Health, in Minnesota; UnityPoint Health, in Iowa; Centura Health, in Colorado, and St. Vincent Health, in Indiana).
* Senior vice president of Bridgeport Hospital (part of the Yale-New Haven Health System).
* Vice president for corporate strategy of Heritage Valley Health System, in Pennsylvania.
Before her healthcare-management career, Ms. Bellhouse worked for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and taught in the School of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Vermont. She has been widely published in national business publications.
Dolly Bellhouse has a MBA in health administration and finance from the University of Chicago.