Dabo Health today announced that Robert V. Stanek is the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Camilo Barcenas who will now serve as Founder and Chief Development Officer. In addition, the company is establishing an East Coast office in Philadelphia, Pa., with the design and engineering team remaining in San Francisco, Calif.
“The Dabo platform is built around the needs of the healthcare provider,” said Mr. Barcenas. “We have had tremendous success to date—engaging 300+ hospitals throughout the United States. I couldn’t be more excited to work with Bob to further Dabo Health’s mission and facilitate local, regional, and national performance improvement by delivering simplified, actionable data to frontline care providers.”
Dabo Health is an innovative platform that uses a social media format to provide easy access to information and metrics that helps nurses, physicians, and front line staff have the information needed to improve quality of care. Dabo Health is currently completing a pilot project at Mayo Clinic. By providing healthcare providers with simple, streamlined and readily accessible information, Dabo Health provides care givers with a broad scope of quality data and networking opportunities to facilitate collaboration, adopt best practices, and ultimately improve quality of care. This improved quality will facilitate hospital compliance and maximize reimbursement in keeping with requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
“Dabo Health has developed a highly innovative and differentiated online and mobile visualization platform for providers and payers to make key performance metrics accessible and actionable, while identifying best practices to improve care quality and reduce costs,” said Mr. Stanek. “In my experience, when you empower the hands-on healthcare provider—a physician or a nurse—you have the opportunity to derive the best possible outcome for the patient. Dabo Health was founded by a visionary whose background has been predicated around improving patient care by implementing innovation solutions. I look forward to building on my many years of service within the healthcare community, and to introducing this innovative platform to hospitals, health systems and payors to help them implement a system that will ensure the best quality of care for their patients.”
Mr. Stanek has more than 35 years of experience working with multi-hospital systems and corporate organizations. Prior to Dabo Health, Mr. Stanek served as president and chief executive officer of Catholic Health East (“CHE”). During his tenure, CHE included 34 acute care hospitals, four long-term acute care hospitals, 25 freestanding and hospital-based long-term care facilities, 14 assisted-living facilities, four continuing care retirement communities, eight behavioral health and rehabilitation facilities, 37 home health and hospice agencies, and numerous ambulatory and community-based health services. CHE facilities employed approximately 54,000 full-time employees. Stanek joined CHE’s Senior Management Team in 1997 and was promoted in 2003 to become the health system’s second president and chief executive officer.
Prior to joining CHE, Mr. Stanek served in a variety of capacities with the Mercy Health System of Western New York, including president and chief executive officer. He also served as chief executive officer of Mercy Hospital in Buffalo. Before 1992, Stanek served in a number of administrative positions with the Daughters of Charity healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania & Virginia.
Stanek was elected to the board of trustees of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHAUSA) in 2006. Comprised of more than 600 hospitals and 1,400 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states, CHAUSA is the largest group of nonprofit health care providers in the nation. Stanek has served as Chairperson-elect from June 2009 through June 2010, and Chairperson from June 2011 through June 2012. He served as the Speaker of the Assembly from June 2012 through June 2013.
Mr. Stanek currently serves on the Board of Directors of Accumen, a hospital laboratory management company, as well as chairs its Audit Committee. In addition, he was a founding board member of Seamless Health, an Accretive Company. He also serves on the Board of Accretive Health, a publically traded entity, providing hospital billing services.
Mr. Stanek earned a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pa.; a B.S. in pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science; and an M.B.A. in administrative management from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pa.
About Dabo Health
Dabo Health, Inc. provides the healthcare community with an online visualization platform to view and track improvement in key performance metrics, collaborate across hospitals and healthcare systems, and identify and share learnings to save lives—providing a solution that enables providers and payers to improve patient care, reduce per capita cost and maximize reimbursements. Founded in 2011, Dabo Health has raised funding provided by institutional and strategic investors including aeris Capital, Albany Holdings and Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE:SFE). For more information about Dabo Health or to launch a pilot program in your hospital, please visit http://www.dabohealth.com.