• Beth A. Price, EMBA ’96, Named CEO of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

8/21/2008

Beth A. Price has been named to the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer for Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tenn. Price has served as Oncology Operations Strategist for Vanderbilt-Ingram and Vanderbilt Medical Group since June 2007 where she has assisted in the development and implementation of the regional market oncology strategy and served as interim Business Officer for the Cancer Center.

As CEO Price will be responsible for expanding quality cancer services in the Middle Tennessee market and the Southeastern region, enhancing Vanderbilt-Ingram’s status as a top 15 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and providing administrative and business leadership. She will report to Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D., director of Vanderbilt-Ingram and to David Posch, CEO, The Vanderbilt Clinic.

“For the last year Beth Price has been an invaluable addition to our Cancer Center enterprise,” Pietenpol explained. “She has a tremendous ability to articulate a vision, develop strategic plans and execute those plans. As we expand our clinical services locally and regionally, we will rely on Beth’s management skills and expertise to help us offer the highest quality health care to treat individuals with cancer as well as develop cancer prevention programs and provide long term follow-up care for cancer survivors.”

A native of Rochester, N.Y., Price earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management from Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., and earned her Executive MBA degree from Suffolk University.

“I am delighted by the opportunity to help lead the extraordinary team of professionals at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center,” Price said. “I am impressed daily with the level of talent, commitment and compassion for patients exhibited by physicians, researchers and staff at the Cancer Center and I am looking forward to working with them to expand and refine our services to those patients and our community. Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of patients and I am honored to assist in that effort.”

 The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of two centers in Tennessee and 41 in the country to earn this highest distinction. Its nearly 300 faculty members generate more than $140 million in annual federal research funding, ranking it among the top 10 centers in the country in competitive grant support, and its clinical program sees approximately 4,000 new cancer patients each year.

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