BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Aiming to build on its success in value-based care and population health management, Summit Health announced today the appointment of Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH, as Executive Vice President of Population Health. Beginning today, Dr. Scott will be responsible for executing on Summit Health’s value-based care strategy, a critical area of the company’s future growth.
“In collaboration with our clinical and operational leadership teams, Dr. Scott and her team will drive the implementation of our ongoing value-based care initiatives and our commitment to primary care transformation and population health,” said Adam Barrison, MD, Chief Physician Executive, at Summit Health. “The population health team will provide leadership of numerous, diverse high performing value-based contracts, and lead the data analytics infrastructure – the efficiency and accuracy of reporting – that will drive improvements in clinical care for our patients.”
“I am excited to help further Summit Health’s care philosophy and continuing its commitment to improving outcomes for patients,” said Dr. Scott. “By building our care model to stratify risk, manage populations with chronic conditions, and reduce costly hospital stays, we can demonstrate how patients and health care organizations can thrive with value-based care.”
Dr. Scott joins Summit Health from Anthem, Inc. where she was most recently Vice President of Population Health. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Medicaid Clinical Operations at Anthem. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University; a Master of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and a Bachelor of Business Administration at Baruch College. In addition to many career milestones, Dr. Scott also served as a Major in the Medical Corps of the United States Army Reserves.
Summit Health recently announced its participation in three distinct Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSPs) under Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the U.S. In New Jersey, Summit Health has launched the Summit Health ACO, to build on its experience and success as a Next Generation ACO and its commitment to primary care transformation and population health. Summit Health is also participating in Westmed Medical Group in New York, and Cascades Healthcare Network ACO in Oregon.
About Summit Health
Summit Health is a physician-driven, patient-centric network committed to simplifying the complexities of health care and bringing a more connected kind of care. Formed by the 2019 merger between Summit Medical Group, one of the nation's premier independent physician-governed multispecialty medical groups, and CityMD, the leading urgent care provider in the New York metro area, Summit Health delivers a more intuitive, comprehensive, and responsive care experience for every stage of life and health condition through high-quality primary, specialty, and urgent care. Summit Health has more than 2,500 providers, 12,000 employees, and over 340 locations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Central Oregon. For more information, please visit https://www.summithealth.com.