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Dr. Ellen Grant Bishop

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Ellen E. Grant, PhD, ..., 9 Jan 2009 [cached]
Ellen E. Grant, PhD, LCSW-R Vice President, Community Affairs HealthNow New York Inc.
"As we manage the care of ..., 9 Jan 2007 [cached]
"As we manage the care of people suffering with addiction, we are continually faced with the need to extend as many options as possible in fighting this complex and often life threatening situation," Ellen E. Grant, Ph.D., LCSW, Vice President, Behavioral Health, Wellness & Health Promotion at HealthNow.
BlueShield of Northeastern New York - Ellen E. Grant, Ph.D., LCSW Promoted to Vice President of HealthNow, 26 June 2006 [cached]
Ellen E. Grant, Ph.D., LCSW Promoted to Vice President of HealthNow
Ellen E. Grant, Ph.D., LCSW Promoted to Vice President of HealthNow
Responsibilities reflect commitment to helping people lead healthier lives Buffalo, NY - June 26, 2006 HealthNow New York Inc., parent company of BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York, announced that Ellen E. Grant, Ph.D., LCSW, has been promoted to vice president, Behavioral Health, Wellness & Health Promotion. In her new position, Dr. Grant will oversee a broad range of programs that support HealthNow's commitment to improving the health of its members by helping them make positive behavioral and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Grant will continue to lead initiatives in behavioral health and disease and care management-programs she developed when she joined HealthNow in January 2005 as director, Behavioral Health-while also taking on accountability for several key areas focusing on member wellness. These include major initiatives in obesity research and treatment-including a $5 million study in conjunction with the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health-as well as member wellness education and worksite health promotion.
Prior to joining HealthNow, Dr. Grant served as commissioner of mental health for Erie County (New York), president and chief executive officer of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and vice president of Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Grant has more than twenty years of experience in health, behavioral health and academia and began her career as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). She also holds an affiliation with the University at Buffalo's Department of Psychiatry as a clinical assistant professor.
She was the first black president of both the New York State Association of Counties and the National Association of Social Workers, New York State Chapter. She has served on many boards, including Planned Parenthood of Western New York, Neighborhood House and the Western New York Women's Fund. She serves emeritus on the State University of New York at Buffalo Foundation board of directors and is also a trustee of St. Bonaventure University. Recognition for community service includes an award from National Conference for Community & Justice, an honorary doctorate from Medaille College in Buffalo and installation in the Western New York Women's Hall of Fame. She continues to give back to the community through volunteerism & mentoring.
Nationally, Dr. Grant was recently appointed by the director of the National Institute of Health to a two-year term on the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee. In addition, she has served on the board of the Black Women's Health Study at Boston University's School of Medicine and on the Council of Public Representatives-an advisory board to the National Institute of Health. In 1996, she was chosen as one of 12 women internationally to receive a year-long fellowship from the International Women's Forum Leadership Foundation, which included studies at Harvard University. Dr. Grant, who lives in Buffalo, NY, is also author of the book "Managing in Black and White" examining management and leadership issues for women of color., 16 Aug 2002 [cached]
By Dr. Ellen Grant Bishop
Ellen Grant Bishop is an executive coach and a licensed therapist who is president of First Advantage Consulting in Buffalo.Call 877-778-8175 for more information on her coaching program and fees.
©2002 Essence Communications Partners.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 27 May 2001 [cached]
Dr. Grant Bishop, who became the Medical Center 's first woman president and CEO on February 12, 2001 , also disclosed that she will relinquish her current duties and responsibilities as of August 31, but will remain with Memorial in a consulting role until next February.
"My time at Memorial was a wonderful and challenging experience, and gave me an extraordinary opportunity to grow professionally while working with some of the most dedicated people I have ever known during my health care career," Dr. Grant Bishop said."I believe we have accomplished a great deal together, and I wish the Medical Center staff, physicians and Board of Trustees every success in meeting the needs of this community.
Don J. King, MMC Board of Trustees Chairman, thanked Dr. Grant Bishop for her vision, leadership and dedication, during what he described as "challenging times" in health care and for the Medical Center . "Ellen was a breath of fresh air for Memorial Medical Center and those of us who have worked closely with her the last 17 months, are grateful for all she has accomplished on behalf of the hospital and its patients," King remarked.
Dr. Grant Bishop, who has more than 30 year experience in health career, began her career as an LPN at the former E. J. Myer Memorial Hospital (now Erie County Medical Center ). She worked at Buffalo General Hospital for 15 years, and was a vice president and administrator of BGH's Community Mental Health Center upon leaving in 1988 to become commissioner of Mental Health in Erie County . She served in that position until January 2000, when she created First Advantage Consulting, a health care services consulting firm.
During her tenure at Memorial, Dr. Grant Bishop spent considerable time focusing on the needs of patients and staff.She was successful in helping the Medical Center obtain grants to support the creation of the new Mary C. Dyster Women's Pavilion, scheduled to open in October of this year.She also secured a $500,000 interest free loan from the Dormitory Authority of New York State as well as a $250,000 grant from the New York State Legislature.
In the finance area, Dr. Grant Bishop implemented a series of cost saving measures including a successful energy audit, an expense deferral program, more favorable contracts with insurers, and took significant steps to help improve the hospital's cash flow situation.
In the last year, new contracts with all of Memorial's labor unions were negotiated successfully out any work stoppages.She also strengthened the hospital's senior management team with the hiring of several key personnel.
In the area of patient care, the Medical Center's patient satisfaction results were on par with the national average during its first ever participation in the Niagara Health Quality Coalition Picker Survey.The survey, conducted last Fall, measured inpatients' overall experience during their hospitalization.In a recent Department of Health survey, the hospital also received high marks for the quality of care it provides.
Dr. Grant Bishop coordinated the implementation of a "bloodless" policy in conjunction with Jehovah's Witnesses so that patients of that faith do not have to receive blood transfusions during surgery or other procedures.
She also re-instituted the Physician Advisory Board, and spent countless hours meeting with physicians and staff to obtain valuable input on ways in which the Medical Center can enhance its delivery of care and better meet the needs of the community.
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