Common Ground Healthcare names 2 to executive team

Freeman Staff

Feb. 8, 2018

BROOKFIELD — Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative announced that Tom Lawless was promoted to chief financial officer and Dr. David Plocher was promoted to chief medical officer.

Lawless has had a 26-year career working in both the public and nonprofit sectors to deliver high quality and cost-effective health care and long-term care services to vulnerable populations. He previously served as the company’s vice president of Information Services and Business Analytics.

Plocher, a board-certified internist, has had experience in various health care leadership roles within health insurance companies and hospital systems. His achievements include his pioneering efforts to create one of the first nationwide Centers of Excellence networks of facilities with the highest organ transplant survival rates. Most recently, Plocher was the chief medical officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield Minnesota.