Lovelace names first system CMO

Lovelace Health System, Albuquerque, N.M., has appointed the chief medical officer of its health plan as CMO of the system, effective immediately.

Dr. John Cruickshank has been top medical officer with the Lovelace Health Plan since 2010 and was appointed to the newly created role at the health system level last week, a system spokeswoman said. Previously, Cruickshank worked as vice president and market medical officer for Humana Healthcare in Phoenix. He also has held executive jobs with Iasis Healthcare and Cigna Healthcare, according to a Lovelace announcement.
    

Cruickshank is board-certified in family medicine and medical management. At Lovelace Health Plan, he helped develop a system for eliminating gaps in care for medically fragile patients and has enhanced partnerships with healthcare providers, the Lovelace statement said.

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