Victoria Hines Selected to Lead VNS/CCR

November 05, 2001

Victoria G. Hines has been appointed president and chief executive officer of VNS and CCR, vice president for Home Care for Strong Health, and associate dean of Community Care for the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Hines succeeds Cynthia Ryan Huether who served as president of CCR for many years, and of VNS since January 2001.

"Vicky's leadership experience, and understanding of and appreciation for all components of the health care continuum, provide momentum for VNS as a vital, strategic partner in Strong Health," says VNS Board Chairman Alan Illig. "Her knowledge of Rochester's health care environment and long-standing ties with the University of Rochester will serve our community and our employees well as we navigate future challenges and opportunities."

Hines has directed the Ambulatory Redesign Project for the University of Rochester and Strong Health since March 2000. She previously served as associate dean for Administration and Finance at the University of Rochester School of Nursing, where she was chief architect of a strategic plan that has significantly improved the competitive and financial position of the school. Prior to that, she served the University of Rochester, Strong Health, and Strong Memorial Hospital in numerous administrative positions since 1990, and from 1987 to 1989. She also served as director of Ambulatory Services and Clinical Program Support for The Francis Scott Key Medical Center at Johns Hopkins Health System from 1989 to 1990.

"Vicky's talents, energy and enthusiasm will combine to enhance the role of VNS and CCR in our community, and will strengthen the bond with Strong Health to complement our mission to serve the Rochester area as the region's premier health system," says Peter G. Robinson, chief operating officer for the University of Rochester Medical Center and vice president for Strong Health.

Hines holds a master's in Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia. She completed an administrative residency at Strong Memorial, Highland and Park Ridge hospitals. Hines is active on numerous professional committees and community organizations.

She is a native of Alexandria, Virginia and currently lives in Fairport with her husband, Thomas, and three children.

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