August 6, 2007
Former President of Sodexho Marriott’s Health Care Division Tony Alibrio Joins Beryl’s Executive Advisory Council
DALLAS, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Alibrio, a 37-year veteran of the service industry, has joined The Beryl Companies' Executive Advisory Council. At the time of his retirement in 2001, Alibrio was president of the health care division of Sodexho Marriott, Inc., (formerly a division of Marriott International) where he managed sales in excess of $3.2 billion.
The highly regarded Executive Advisory Council is comprised of leaders from many of the nation's best-known and widely respected hospitals and other healthcare organizations. For Beryl, the nation's leading healthcare-exclusive customer interaction center, the Executive Advisory Council provides strategic guidance about and insight into the ever-changing healthcare industry.
"Tony is an accomplished leader who is exceptionally knowledgeable about the healthcare service industry, which is why we are delighted to have him join Beryl's Executive Advisory Council," said Alan Weinstein, Executive Advisory Council chairman and former president of Premier. "His in-depth understanding of hospital-outsourcing relationships is an asset to Beryl as it continues to expand its services."
Alibrio helped grow the Sodexho Marriott Inc. Health Care Division into an industry leader that provided on-site department management and support services to the food and nutrition, environmental services and engineering departments of more than 1,000 hospitals and long-term care institutions. The division employed 6,000 managers and dieticians and managed more than 75,000 total employees. Alibrio served as a corporate officer for both Sodexho Marriott and Marriott International. He currently sits of the board of directors for American Health Products Corp. in Itasca, IL, and Precyse Solutions, Inc., in King of Prussia, PA, and has served as chairman and board member of the National Committee of Quality Care. He is also a member of the Health Insights Foundation and a fellow with the American Academy of Medical Administrators.
Other Executive Advisory Council members include Fred Brown, JCAHO chairman; Lynne Cunningham, senior executive with Studer Group; Doug French, former CEO of Ascension Health and St. Vincent's Hospitals and Health Systems; Michael Guthrie, M.D., former CEO of Good Samaritan Health System; Sheldon King, former CEO of Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Stanford University Hospital; Charles Lauer, renowned author and speaker and former publisher of Modern Healthcare; Dave Loveland, former senior vice president of Evanston Northwestern Healthcare; Mark McKenna, retired Novation president; Bob Pallari, former CEO of Legacy Health System in Portland; Barry Schochet, former vice chairman of Tenet Healthcare; Marlowe Senske, former executive vice president of VHA; and Alan Weinstein, former president of Premier Inc.
Recently recognized as one of the nation's top places to work, Beryl helps organizations grow revenue and build lasting customer relationships by connecting people to healthcare. As a leading provider of outsourced telephone and Web-based communications, Beryl delivers 24/7 exemplary customer service to more than three million consumers each year. Since 1985, hundreds of healthcare organizations have relied on Beryl for best-practices insight and data they can use to make more informed decisions about customer acquisition and retention. For more information about Beryl and its educational arm, The Beryl Institute, visit http://www.beryl.net/.
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