Medical Home Network Announces Two New Board Members


  • Published On  Aug 31, 2018

Healthcare leaders Alan Channing and Carol McCarthy Join Board

Medical Home Network is proud to announce the addition of two new board members – Alan Channing, Principal of Channing Consulting Group and Carol McCarthy, founder and president of Remedy.

“I am excited to welcome Alan and Carol to the Board of Directors. Both Alan and Carol have extensive leadership, marketing and strategic planning experience that will be valuable to the success of Medical Home Network, said Cheryl Lulias, president and executive director, Medical Home Network. “Their guidance and insights will help us build upon our plans to be a beacon for healthcare transformation and collaboration.”   

The Board provides leadership for carrying out Medical Home Network’s mission to improve healthcare delivery and access for individuals most in need. 

Alan Channing

Alan H. Channing, MS, FACHE, is the founder and Principal of Channing Consulting Group, LLC.

He retired as president and CEO of Sinai Health System after ten years in 2014. Under his guidance, Sinai increased in size, experienced some of its most stable years, and became recognized as one of the nation’s most creative community oriented hospitals receiving the American Hospital Association’s NOVA award as well as several awards for clinical quality.

Alan served as CEO of Bellevue Medical Center and Elmhurst Hospital Center, New York in addition to several other hospitals. He holds a BS in Industrial Management from the University of Cincinnati and an MS in healthcare management from The Ohio State University where he holds an assistant professorship. 

He co-authored two texts on healthcare management along with numerous articles and blogs. Alan is past chairman of the Illinois Hospital Association. He was repeatedly named by Becker’s Hospital Review as a “Hospital and Health System Leader to Know.” And, was the inaugural recipient of “Becker’s Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award.” Currently, Alan serves as a faculty member and advisor to the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health, advisor to AVIA Innovator Network and advisor to healthfinch.

Carol McCarthy

Carol McCarthy is founder and president of Remedy, and brings nearly 30 years of experience in brand and marketing strategy specific to healthcare. Her career has included positions in consulting and clinical operations management, but she began her career at the bedside as a nurse.

For the last 27 years, Carol has focused on marketing strategy. She founded Remedy in 1989, after growing the healthcare practice of another Chicago agency to 65 percent of the agency’s total billings in just three years. True to her background and passion, Remedy’s vision has always been to change how people think and act about health by creating compelling, relevant brands for consumers and healthcare professionals alike.   

Carol’s business leadership extends beyond Remedy as well, as board member for a number of healthcare, academic, and financial institutions, including the Loyola University School of Business. She has also served on the boards of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the Arthritis Foundation of Illinois, and the Michael Rolfe Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

In 2003, Carol was named Ernst and Young Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year in marketing and public relations. In 2010, Carol was inducted into the prestigious Chicago Network, an organization of professional women who have reached the highest levels of achievement in business, government, academia, and the arts. In 2013 Carol was awarded the Raymond C. Baumhart S.J. Award for Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility from Loyola University Quinlan School of Business.

She received her MBA in marketing and finance from Loyola University, and her Master of Science in nursing from Rush University in Chicago.

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About Medical Home Network:

Medical Home Network is transforming health care delivery for Medicaid patients by fostering collaboration and innovation. Our proven model of care unites communities of providers and patients around a common goal: To redesign health care delivery and transform the way care is delivered and managed, resulting in improved patient care, lower costs and better health in the communities we serve. MHN can be found online at www.MedicalHomeNetwork.org and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/medical-home-network