For expediting and managing innovative new care options for patients and families, Weston Riesselman, MHA, program manager, Center for Virtual Health Operations, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2020 Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award.
Riesselman was overseeing ChristianaCare’s Virtual Care Clinic for employees when the pandemic began. He and his team pivoted, innovated and accelerated efforts to extend virtual care options to ChristianaCare communities and partners. They quickly opened a second clinic to expand COVID-19 care and support.
Today they manage the workflows and technology that enable easy access to coordinated, comprehensive primary care that patients and providers value.
Riesselman joined Patty Resnik, MJ, MBA, RRT, FACHE, CPHQ, CHC, vice president of the Center for Virtual Health, to roll out the virtual services.
“Wes brought innovative thinking and a complete dedication to serving our patients and our community,” Resnik said. “Whatever needed to be done, he was there.”
Riesselman credited his award to teamwork. “A lot of people worked hard to bring this virtual care platform to life. To me, it feels like a collective group award and I hope everyone involved feels included and recognized.”
The ACHE award recognizes leadership ability, innovative and creative management, and executive capabilities in growing an organization’s impact in the community.