Cancer Treatment Centers of America Appoints New Executive

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has appointed health care executive Gyasi C. Chisley, PMP, FACHE, president, CTCA Hospitals and Clinics. He will lead the growth of the Comprehensive Cancer Care Network, which is comprised of five CTCA hospitals nationwide as well as outpatient care centers and clinics in the Chicago, Phoenix and Dallas regions. He will report to newly-appointed president and chief executive officer Pat Basu, MD, MBA.


“Gyasi is a seasoned and accomplished health care executive with a proven ability to build and maintain lasting relationships,” says Dr. Basu. “I am confident that Gyasi will help lead us toward our goal of serving even more patients around the globe by effectively leveraging data and technology, as well as developing and cultivating new partnerships.”


“I could not be more thrilled and humbled to join such a tremendous and dedicated team of health care professionals who provide a level of compassionate care to their patients beyond reproach,” says Chisley. “As the only national comprehensive cancer care network, I firmly believe that we have the opportunity to lead health care transformation in a very thoughtful and strategic manner to eradicate this despicable disease that has impacted my family and countless others. In addition, I think we have the expertise and capability to expand into many other areas to build a health care platform. I am truly looking forward to collaborating with all of CTCA leadership, stakeholders and business partners to execute on the mission that will enable the CTCA Mother Standard of care to be accessible to patients and their families worldwide.”

Chisley brings more than 20 years of hospital and fiscal operations experience to CTCA with a wide-ranging health care background in ambulatory services, academic medicine, consulting and federally qualified health care centers. He most recently served as chief strategy officer and senior vice president of Strategy and Payment Policy/Innovation for UnitedHealthcare. During his time at UnitedHealthcare, he created new payment strategies to improve health care delivery, strengthened physician-payer relations and oversaw collaboration with companies as well as the acquisition of companies to improve quality within the UnitedHealthcare portfolio of services.


Prior to UnitedHealthcare, Chisley served as chief executive officerfor Methodist Healthcare and senior vice president for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis. In these roles he established vision for growth, fiscal, continuum of care and culture approach for two acute sites, long-term care facilities, aligned physicians’ practices and clinics. He also served as president and site administrator for Mercy Health Anderson Hospital after serving as chief operating officer within the Mercy Health network (formerly Catholic Health Partners) headquartered in Cincinnati. Under Chisley’s leadership, Mercy Health Anderson Hospital was listed on Truven Health Analytics Top 100 Hospitals list.


Chisley received numerous accolades throughout his career for his achievements within the health care industry. To name a few, he was named to the Becker’s Top 25 Healthcare Executives list, Modern Healthcare Up and Comers and the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 40 under 40 list. He earned the Tenet Circle of Excellence, NAHSE Young Healthcare Executive of the Year, AHA Young Executive of the Year, Xavier University Preceptor of the Year and the Leadership Academy Alumni Awards.


Chisley obtained a Master of Health Services and Business Administration from the University of Michigan, and dual Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and biology from Morehouse College.




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