INTERVIEWS WITH HEALTH ECOSYSTEM LEADERS

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We are pleased to provide the following expert perspectives on leading across the health ecosystem.  Learn from some of the best and brightest leaders across the industry on how they build cross sector collaboration to impact health and wellness.

 

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Poonam Alaigh, MD, Remedy Partners, Inc.

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Poonam Alaigh, MD, MSHCPM, FACP, is the Executive Vice President of Commercial Business at Remedy Partners, Inc., an organization focused on mobilizing payment reform by creating software and services that enable payers, employers, and at-risk providers to organize and finance healthcare delivery around a patient’s episode of care. Dr. Alaigh was previously the Acting Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), where she directed a healthcare system with an annual budget of over $70 billion and over 300K employees, overseeing the delivery of care to more than 9 million enrolled veterans.

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Andrew Baskin, MD, and Mohamed Diab, MD, Aetna

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Andrew-Baskin-headshotAndrew Baskin, MD, is Aetna’s Vice President, National MedicalDirector for Quality and Clinical Policy and served as the Interim Chief Medical Officer (in 2014). He works on initiatives to measure and improve quality of care, the provision of evidence based care, quality measurement implementation and public reporting, health plan accreditation, and the establishment of performance based networks. Additionally, Andy partners with others to help establish programs which create incentives for more effective and efficient care, influence and assure compliance with healthcare reform regulations, develop products to improve affordability and quality of care, and promote payment reform.

Mohamed Diab, MD, Vice President of Provider Transformation leads population health management at Aetna. His focus is on providers as they transform their care delivery to achieve the “Triple Aim” by improving quality of care and reducing unnecessary cost. Mohamed has more than 25 years of experience as a provider as well as an executive in the payer and consulting industries. He has a background in medical management, pharmacy benefit management, clinical informatics and cost management programs.


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Tanisha Carino, Ph.D.,
GSK

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Tanisha Carino, Ph.D., serves as Vice President, U.S. public policy at GSK, which is committed to helping people do more, feel better and live longer. In her role, Dr. Carino promotes public policies in the best interest of patients and the public’s health. Prior to GSK, Tanisha served as Executive VP at Avalere Health, a strategic health care advisory company, where she oversaw advisory and research services to the nation’s leading life sciences companies. Dr. Carino brings over 15 years of experience in consulting, management, health policy and strategy development across government, industry and academia. She is a recognized thought leader in the evolving U.S. regulatory environment, market access and commercial trends, as well as health technology and evidence-based medicine.


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David Carmouche, MD, Ochsner Health System & Ochsner Health Network

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David Carmouche, MD, is Senior Vice President of Ochsner Health System and President of Ochsner Health Network in Louisiana. In his current role, David is responsible for clinical integration, population health strategies, development of a data and analytics infrastructure, care management, network administration and insurance product development. David joined Ochsner with 19 years of progressive healthcare leadership experience in medicine and operations. Before joining Ochsner, Dr. Carmouche served as the Executive Vice President of External Operations and Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana in Baton Rouge where he successfully led important initiatives designed to organize care, improve quality, and increase affordability.

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Carman Ciervo, DO, Jefferson Health New Jersey

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Carman Ciervo, D.O., FACOFP, is the Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive at Jefferson Health New Jersey (JHNJ). As a member of the senior leadership team since 2010, Carman has played a key role in Jefferson Health of New Jersey’s continued growth and transformation, working directly on hospital and health system initiatives related to the employed-physician model, population health, and clinical excellence. He has also overseen the progressive growth of the Jefferson Health New Jersey (formerly Kennedy) Health Alliance, a consumer-friendly network of primary and specialty medical practices throughout southern New Jersey.

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Bob Garrett, John Lloyd, and Patrick Young, Hackensack Meridian Health

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Bob-Garrett-headshotRobert C. Garrett is Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, which has four hospitals ranked among the top 10 in New Jersey according to U.S. News & World Report – including No. 1 ranked Hackensack University Medical Center - more than any other network in the state. Robert focused on aggressive expansion of the Hackensack University Network before its merger with Meridian Health. As Co-CEO, Robert concentrates on innovation and leading partnerships, including launching New Jersey’s first private medical school with Seton Hall University and a historic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

John K. Lloyd is Co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive health networks in New Jersey, which includes 13 hospitals, 28,000 team members, more than 6,000 physicians and over 140 patient care locations across the state. John has focused much of his career on developing a full continuum of care – long before national health care reform mandated such changes. As Co-CEO, John oversees all non-acute care hospital businesses, including population health and the foundations. John’s expertise and vision have helped the network meet and exceed the challenges of health care reform.

Patrick R. Young is president of Population Health for Hackensack Meridian Health, where he leads the Population Health division and is responsible for accelerating the development of strategic priorities related to health care reform; population health management; Meridian’s Medicare Shared Savings Accountable Care Organization; Hackensack Meridian Health Partners, Hackensack Meridian Health’s clinically integrated network; health insurance partnerships; as well as overseeing Managed Care.

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Matthew Guy, Accelerated Transformation Associates

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Matthew Guy, a health ecosystem convener, is President and Owner of Accelerated Transformation Associates, and specializes in clinical, community, and population health transformation. Through his work with ReThink Health, he provides great insights on his work to convene groups in systemic changes to positively impact the health of the populations within Sonoma Country, CA; Bend, OR; and Albequerque, NM.

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Bob Hemker,
Palomar Health

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Bob Hemker is the former (now retired) President and CEO of Palomar Health, a district health system serving the health needs of the largest health care district in the Northern San Diego region. In addition to three hospitals, namely Palomar Medical Center Escondido, Palomar Medical Center Downtown Campus, and Palomar Medical Center Poway, Palomar Health offers home health care, surgery, skilled nursing, ambulatory care, behavioral health services, wound care, community health education programs and Level II Trauma service. Bob has extensive experience managing the strategic, financial, and operational aspects of healthcare organizations, working closely with communities, physicians, and board representatives.

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Roland Lyon, Kaiser Permanente (KP) of Colorado

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Roland Lyon is president of Kaiser Permanente (KP) of Colorado, where he leads the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, providing healthcare to approximately 670,000 members in Denver/Boulder, Southern Colorado, Northern Colorado, and the mountain communities of Summit and Eagle counties. Lyon joined KP in 2002, initially based in California before coming to Colorado in 2006. His roles in California included vice president of consulting and capital planning in KP’s Northern California region, and vice president of strategic planning in KP’s national program offices.

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Julie Miller-Phipps, Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan in So. CA

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Julie Miller-Phipps is the President of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan in Southern California, where in partnership with leaders of Southern California Permanente Medical Group she directs operations for the region’s 14 hospitals and 222 medical offices. Julie previously served as President of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia where she was responsible for the delivery of health care needs to nearly 300,000 Kaiser Permanente members who are served through a network of 26 medical offices and specialty centers, as well as four contracted hospitals.

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Donna Mills, Central Oregon Health Council

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Donna Mills is the Executive Director of Central Oregon Health Council. The Council convenes stakeholders across the health ecosystem to create and implement programs in service to the mission of better health, better care, and better value for healthcare in the Central Oregon Region. As a seasoned healthcare professional with experience in leadership positions in healthcare, finance, and operating management, Donna has a proven track record recommending and executing business and financial solutions and initiatives, ultimately contributing to an organization’s financial results.

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Josh Ofman, MD,
Amgen

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Joshua J. Ofman, MD, MSHS, is the Senior Vice President, Global Value, Access and Policy at Amgen ensuring the integration of reimbursement needs into the product development and commercialization process. In prior roles, Dr. Ofman was an academic gastroenterologist at Cedars-Sinai Health System and Senior Vice President of Zynx Health Inc., focused on evidence-based clinical information for quality improvement and reimbursement, and health economics strategy for life sciences companies. Dr. Ofman received his advanced medical training in Gastroenterology from UCLA and his Health Services Research training from the RAND/UCLA/VA program.

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Barry Ostrowsky, RWJBarnabas
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Barry H. Ostrowsky is President and Chief Executive Officer for RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system and the largest private employer in the state. Mr. Ostrowsky joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 1991 as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He served in the same role at Barnabas Health, when the System was created in 1996. He assumed the title of President and Chief Operating Officer in 2010, and became President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2012. Prior, Mr. Ostrowsky was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Brach Eichler. He received a BA from Rutgers University and a JD from the University of Tennessee School of Law.

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Bob Sachs, Ph.D.

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We are thrilled to share our first in a series of interviews on Leading in Today’s Health Ecosystem. This month, we had the great pleasure of interviewing Bob Sachs, PhD, Talent Strategy Advisor, Executive Coach, and Advisory Board Chair for TLD Group, about the importance of developing leaders who have the capacity to work collaboratively across healthcare sectors to drive population health and reduce healthcare costs. Bob, formerly the VP of National Learning and Development at Kaiser Permanente and a national leader in integrated healthcare, works with organizations to enhance and integrate critical leadership talent strategies and systems, on learning strategy and governance.

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Craig Samitt, MD, MBA,
Anthem, Inc.

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Craig Samitt, MD, MBA, is the EVP and Chief Clinical Officer at Anthem, where he is responsible for establishing, leading, and executing overall clinical vision and strategy for Anthem, the second largest health insurer in the US. In this role, Craig leads all clinical operations and policy as well as Anthem’s diversification strategy, from payer as a benefit-management company to payer as partner, enabler, and convener. An internal medicine physician by training, Craig has worked across multiple sectors within the health ecosystem including providers, payers, and policy makers. His work specializes in turnaround management, growth of physician networks, enhancing integrated delivery systems, and diversifying health plans in competitive markets.

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Lorie Shoemaker, DHA, RN, MSN, CHI - Texas Division

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Lorie Shoemaker, DHA, RN, MSN, is the SVP and Chief Nursing Officer at CHI – Texas Division, where she is responsible for the oversight of the quality of nursing care and nursing practice across the acute and post-acute care continuum. Prior to joining CHI St. Luke’s Health, Dr. Shoemaker served in a variety of leadership roles over a 29-year career at Palomar Health in California, including the System Chief Nurse Executive. In this role, Dr. Shoemaker provided oversight for nursing care across the system that included three acute care hospitals, two skilled nursing facilities, as well as ambulatory and home health agencies.

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Joe Wilkins, MBA, FACHE, Atlantic Health System

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Joe Wilkins, MBA, FACHE, is the Senior Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer at Atlantic Health System. As a healthcare industry executive, Mr. Wilkins has repeatedly driven significant organizational transformations. Mr. Wilkins has dedicated his career to executive management and boardroom leadership within healthcare organizations. He strives to make a difference within our communities, to advance healthcare equity, innovation and transformation, while expanding access, affordability and improving the quality of healthcare and mental health services.

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