Newsmakers Richard C. Lisitano appointed service line executive, Urology Richard C. Lisitano, MS, RPh, YNHHS vice president, Epic Project, has been appointed service line executive for Urology. Last year, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale School of Medicine collaborated to create the Urology Department to meet the increasing need for this specialty. Lisitano will be working to develop a statewide and regional urology program. Lisitano joined YNHH in 1986 as assistant director of Pharmacy Services. In 2000, he was promoted to administrative director of Patient Services and in 2006, he became vice president. In 2009, he joined the Epic team to lead the inpatient and clinical ancillary teams. Lisitano earned a BS degree in pharmacy at the University of Connecticut, and a master's in pharmacy at Ohio State University. In 1999, he was elected president of the Connecticut Society of Health-System Pharmacists. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. James M. Staten named a 'CFO to Know' by Becker's Becker's Hospital Review has named James M. Staten as a top 125 Hospital and Health System "CFO to Know." Becker's recognizes chief financial officers who effectively balance overseeing financial matters while implementing innovations in healthcare reform. Staten, who joined YNHH in 2000, is senior vice president, Finance, and CFO, and executive vice president, Finance and Corporate Services of YNHHS. He oversees finance, information technology, payor contracting and treasury and is responsible for the financial side of all system-wide business partnerships and acquisitions. He also oversees a number of corporate services for YNHHS, including co-leading a values-centered approach to cultural integration activities. Prior to YNHH, Staten was a senior vice president for New York Presbyterian Hospital and Health System. Staten was also a senior manager of Ernst & Young and was a partner with Pannell Kerr Forster, a healthcare accounting and consulting firm in New York City. CHA names Patricia Worthy a 2013 Healthcare Hero At its 95th annual meeting last month, the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA) named Patricia Worthy, RN, MS, manager, Workforce Diversity, a 2013 Healthcare Hero. CHA's Healthcare Heroes award was developed in 2002 to celebrate the invaluable contributions of healthcare workers, both to their field and to the community at large. At YNHH, Worthy has developed programs, classes and scholarships that help YNHH create a diverse workforce. She helped start School at Work, the eight-month program that has graduated seven classes of employees who want more education or training so they can advance. Worthy also developed School to Career, which pairs juniors in New Haven high schools with employees whose jobs interest the students. Worthy was born in South Carolina, raised in New Haven and attended Hillhouse High School. She earned her nursing degree at the University of Bridgeport and her MS in management science at Amberton University. Worthy joins other YNHH employees who in the past 12 years have been honored as CHA Healthcare heroes. They include: Karen Santucci, MD, section chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Patsy Twohill, manager, Diagnostic Radiology — CT Scan; Connie Nicolosi, manager, Clinical Social Work Services; Sally Howell, senior manager, Diagnostic Radiology Support Services; Barbara Bessinger, RN, Pediatric Surgery; and Janice Hart, coordinator, Perioperative Support Services.