Private Healthcare Systems Inc. has hired Michele Deverich to be a regional vice president.[@@]

Private Healthcare, Waltham, Mass., says Deverich will be in charge of developing preferred provider organizations in the Southeast and Ohio Valley. She will manage network contracting teams in Atlanta; Orlando, Fla.; and Nashville, Tenn.

Deverich previously was a director in the health care consulting practice in the Washington office of PricewaterhouseCoopers L.L.P.