Chief Administrative Officer
Vice President, Post-Acute Care
Amy brings an excellent mix of skills to this role including nursing, patient care advocacy, health care finance, revenue cycle, practice management and physician recruitment.
Her vast experience includes: Regional Vice President, Sound Physicians (a Hospitalist Organization); CEO, Regency Hospital; nurse management positions at Deaconess Hospital, St. Luke Hospitals, and The Christ Hospital; and Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President/Patient Care Services at Daniel Drake Center where she served from 2007-2010. Prior to that she served Daniel Drake Center as Director of Revenue Cycle & Case Management overseeing several essential functions such as case management, social work, the assessment team and utilization review. Under her direction, these areas achieved impressive results.
Duane J. Pifko
Division Director of Finance
Duane J. Pifko has worked in healthcare finance for almost 30 years, including 15 years in senior leadership positions. He has extensive experience in both the not-for-profit and for-profit healthcare settings, including at short-and long-term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing units. He joined Drake Center in 2010, bringing with him a proven record of effective financial management, successful contract negotiations and cost containment and revenue enhancement programs.
Duane’s expertise includes strategic financial planning, healthcare reimbursement, budgeting and leading organizations to stronger, more competitive market positions. In his role as Division Director of Finance, Duane provides leadership for Drake Center finances and oversees throughput at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Director of Facility Operations
Russ Frankl has 25 years with Daniel Drake Center first joining the hospital as a biomedical electronics co-op in 1989. He was part of the original construction team for “the new Drake Center,” a major $87 million rebuilding project that took place 1990-94. He has held numerous management positions in clinical engineering, IS&T, telecommunications and facilities, and most recently was named Director of Facility Operations responsible for environmental services, clinical engineering, public safety, telecommunications, central supply chain, food & nutrition services and volunteer services.
Frankl holds degrees in Biomedical Electronics and Business Administration, and is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.