July 10, 2013
Jayme Carrico has been appointed chief operating officer/chief financial officer for Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Carrico will direct the Institute’s resources to increase quality and patient safety.
Dr. K. Thomas Robbins, Simmons Chair of Excellence in Oncology and director of Simmons Cancer Institute at SIU, said “Jayme’s knowledge of the processes affecting our cancer patients will be a great asset as we adjust to the evolving costs of health care.”
Carrico was formerly the practice director of Texas Oncology/US Oncology, a physician group in El Paso with 16 doctors and 140 staff in four facilities (2008-13). He has also been an online facilitator for the University of Phoenix, teaching health care economics since 2009. In addition, he was director of the Cancer Care Center for Battle Creek Health Systems in Battle Creek, Mich. (2007-08) and director of radiation oncology at Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (2004-07), St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in South Bend, Ind. (2002-04), Oncology Hematology Associates of Southwest Indiana at St. Mary’s Cancer Center in Evansville, Ind. (1999-2002) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lafayette, Ind. (1996-99).
Carrico received his master’s degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion (2005) and bachelor’s degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis (1995) in radiation therapy and an associate’s (1991) in radiologic technology.
Carrico was the past chair of the American Cancer Society in El Paso, TX (2009-13) and was a member of the society for Radiation Oncology Administrators, American College of Oncology Administrators and the former president elect and communication chair for the American Academy of Medical Administrators.
Carrico is a U.S. Army veteran. He and his wife, Patty, live in Chatham with their three children.