Leadership

Ascension Health At Home is led by the Operating Committee comprised of Darcy Burthay, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Managing Director, Home Care Services, Ascension Health; and Eric H. Beck, DO, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Evolution Health, and Kirk Allen, President, Ascension Health at Home.

Kirk Allen, President, Ascension Health at Home

Kirk AllenThe new Ascension Health At Home (AHAH) president is a familiar face to many associates. Most recently, he was the president and chief operating officer of Ambulatory Healthcare Network for St. Vincent’s Health System in Birmingham, Alabama.

I started my career working in home health and delivering care,” said Kirk Allen, who earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of South Alabama in Mobile and a Master of Science in Health Administration from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. “I understand the struggle and the challenge. I also know the value of the services we offer."

Dr. Eric Beck, Executive Committee Member, Ascension Health at Home

Eric BeckDr. Beck is a policy adviser and speaker who lectures nationally and serves on multiple national, regional and local committees and boards. The award-winning clinical educator attends at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he completed his emergency medicine residency and an out-of-hospital medicine fellowship. Dr. Beck began his clinical career as a paramedic, then went on to nursing and finally, medicine.

Dr. Beck is currently CEO of Evolution Health where he is widely regarded for his outcomes-orientation and focus on value innovation that synchronizes clinical and business aims for population health and post-acute care. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Dr. Beck served as Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Clinical Integration Officer and Associate Chief Medical Officer for Evolution Health and American Medical Response. He managed multiple service lines, new market implementations and technology conversions as well as strategic planning and acquisition integration.

With more than 15 years of healthcare experience, Dr. Beck has developed expertise in medical leadership, interprofessional collaboration, mobile healthcare, strategic innovation and population health approaches.

Darcy Burthay, Managing Director Home Health Services, Ascension Health

Darcy BurthayBefore she assumed her current position, Darcy served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. In that leadership role she was responsible for more than 1,500 nurses serving in various positions. While at St. Vincent, she led the Ministry to Magnet designation and through verification of a Level II trauma center by the American College of Surgeons. She also worked closely with Orbis and Marian University to develop Marian University for St. Vincent.

Prior to her six years at St. Vincent, Darcy was President and Chief Operating Officer for three years at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana, which is part of St. Vincent Health and Ascension Health. Over a 25-year tenure at the hospital, she served in a number of other hospital and home health leadership positions. She is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American College of Health Executives and Executive Women in Healthcare.