Darryl Galman has been named director of managed care contracting for Cirrus Health (Trophy Club, Texas). Prior to joining Cirrus Health, Galman served with United Surgical Partners International as regional director of managed care. Cirrus Health is a healthcare development and management company specializing in ambulatory surgery centers, surgical hospitals, imaging centers and medical office buildings.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS; Washington) appointed Douglas O'Brien as the secretary's regional director for Region 5, based in Chicago. O'Brien will be the secretary's representative responsible for guidance and coordination of HHS policies in the region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. O'Brien previously served as chief of staff for U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk, 10th District of Illinois.