Dinger is co-founder of the dispensary, which accepts samples of medications donated by physicians offices and makes them available for free to individuals and medical clinics here and in other states.
His new role will include leading Saint Thomas efforts to build an accountable care organization for the region.
Under health care reform, the concept of ACOs involves local groups of health-care providers and suppliers working together to deliver efficient and coordinated care.
Palombo most recently was interim CEO with Communities Joined in Action after previous roles including as project manager for Access Leadership with Saint Thomas parent Ascension Health.
His background includes work successfully directing the redesign of the safety net health care infrastructure in 15 Northern Michigan counties and effectively leading national advocacy and education efforts.
Getahn Ward covers the business of health care. He can be reached at 615-726-5968 or at email@example.com.Comments | Share your thoughts »Related StoriesMore Business Health Industry headlinesChristopher Palombo named CEO of Dispensary of Hope Mitsubishi Electric to build Memphis plant, hire up to 275Selected for you by a sponsor:ADVERTISEMENT
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