AMGA Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Directors

Released: 1/3/2013 1:00 AM EST
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Newswise — ALEXANDRIA, VA-The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors, beginning their tenure in January 2013. Joining the AMGA Board are the following:

Joseph E. Bisordi, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA
Joseph E. Bisordi, MD, FACP, is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Ochsner Health System. In that role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of physician performance and clinical operations within Ochsner’s 7 hospitals, 33 health centers and 860-physician multispecialty group practice. Additionally, Dr. Bisordi is the Executive Director of Ochsner’s Accountable Care Network and serves as Chairman of the Board of Ochsner Physician Partners, a Clinically Integrated Network of more than 1000 Ochsner and Community physicians serving Southeastern Louisiana. Under his leadership Ochsner’s flagship facility, the Ochsner Medical Center, has received national quality recognition including Truven Top 100 Hospitals, HealthGrades Top 100 Hospitals, and US News and World Report Top 50 Hospitals in 11 categories.

Dr. Bisordi has been Ochsner’s lead representative at AMGA since joining the health system in 2008. Over the years he has spoken at the AMGA’s Annual Conference on a number of topics including Electronic Health Records, Physician Compensation, Physician Recruitment and Retention, and Physician Leadership Development. He also represents Ochsner on the Council of Accountable Physician Practices.

Prior to joining Ochsner he was Associate Chief Medical Officer of the Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pennsylvania and Chief Medical Officer of Geisinger Medical Center. His career has included responsibilities for regional peer review and quality improvement in dialysis and transplant services as Chair of the Medical Review Board of ESRD Network 4; research ethics as President of the Applied Research Ethics National Association; and implementation of Geisinger’s electronic health record as their Senior Vice President for Medical Informatics.

A board certified nephrologist, Dr. Bisordi is a graduate of Manhattan College and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine at Geisinger Medical Center and in Nephrology as a National Kidney Foundation Fellow at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Mark Mantei, MHSA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, The Everett Clinic, Everett, WA
Mark Mantei is Chief Operating Officer of The Everett Clinic, which serves more than 295,000 patients in Snohomish County. He has been with The Everett Clinic since 1989.

Mr. Mantei is responsible for the overall strategic operations of the Clinic and chairs the Operations Committee of the Board of Directors. Under his leadership, the Clinic was selected for the first Congressional Advocacy Award for outstanding work advancing high-quality, cost-effective, and patient-centered care by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). He was also an integral part of the administrative team when AMGA selected The Everett Clinic for the Acclaim Award, its most prestigious award, which honors physician-directed organizations that bring safer, more-responsive care to patients.

Mr. Mantei is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds two degrees from the University of Michigan: a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Health Services Administration. He is active in AMGA and served as past Chairman of the AMGA Public Policy Committee. Additionally, Mr. Mantei serves on the Board of Directors for the North Puget Sound Center for Sleep Disorders, the “Y” of Snohomish County, and as President of the Board for Holden Village.

Ashok Rai, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Prevea Health Services, Green Bay, WI
On January 29, 2009, Dr. Rai was announced as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Prevea Health. In this position, he carries out the strategic mission of the board of directors. He is instrumental in leading the growth of Prevea Health, while further developing the group’s affiliation with its hospital partners.

As the leader of more than 1,347 staff members and more than 250 providers, Dr. Rai directs recruitment and expansion efforts that recently grew Prevea’s operations in the Sheboygan market to four health centers, with additional provider offices on the hospital campus. Another new partnership brought Prevea into Oconto Falls, and a second developed a new health and wellness service line that offers wellness initiatives directly to business, improving the overall health of our area’s workforce.

He was appointed as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Prevea Health from 2006 until January 2009. In this position, he oversaw Prevea’s clinic operations, the Risk and Compliance Office, Physician Recruitment, Quality and Process Improvement and Medical Practice Committee. In 2006, he established the Medical Staff Affairs Office which now assists with all physician-related issues, including credentialing and CMEs. During this time, he also led Prevea’s expansion into other markets by forming a new partnership with St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. In 2005, Dr. Rai became Prevea’s Associate Medical Director of Operations. In this position, he provided medical leadership to operations and oversaw the creation of Prevea’s physician work standards.

In 2001, Dr. Rai joined Prevea’s partner hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, as the Medical Director for Hospitalist Services. Here he developed and grew the organization’s first hospitalist program, where today he continues to work an average of one hospitalist shift per week. He has since held the position as St. Mary’s Physician Quality Director, during which he implemented all Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 100,000 Live Project Standards, helped establish the hospital’s accreditation as a Chest Pain Center and represented the hospital during Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) visits and at the National Quality Forum.

His leadership extends to the community, where Dr. Rai represents Prevea Health within a variety of organizations. He serves as volunteer faculty for the University of Wisconsin Senior Year Clerkship Program, is on the Board of Directors for the Brown County United Way, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Foundation, The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality.

Dr. Rai graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he was enrolled in the “Target M.D.” program, an advanced 7-year undergraduate/medical degree program. He then graduated in 1997 from the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed a residency in internal medicine/pediatrics in 2001 through Michigan State University at the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.

Christopher J. Sclafani, PE MBA, Chief Operating Officer, Mount Kisco Medical Group, Mount Kisco, NY
Christopher J Sclafani, PE MBA, has been with The Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) since 2000, originally as its Chief Operating Officer and most recently as the Chief Administrative Officer. Chris is an integral member of the executive leadership team at MKMG and is a key participant in the development of the strategic and operational direction for the Group. Under his leadership, the Group has grown from 50 to 280 physicians.

Prior to joining MKMG, he was a Senior Vice President at Putnam Hospital Center. Before joining PHC, Mr. Sclafani worked for Central Hudson Gas and Electric.

Mr. Scalfani earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Villanova University, where he was a member of both the Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Bet Pi honor societies. Upon graduation from Villanova, he served four years as an Officer in the United Sates Navy. In addition, he has a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Fordham University.

The Board of Directors represents the leadership of some of AMGA's most prominent member medical groups. Following is a complete listing of the 2013 AMGA Board of Directors:

Officers
Chair: Michael W. Bukosky, MSHA, University of Louisville Physicians
Chair Elect: Howard B. Graman, MD, PeaceHealth Medical Group
Secretary: Don L. Wreden, MD, Sutter Medical Group
Treasurer: Donn E. Sorensen, MBA, Mercy
At Large Member: Norman H. Chenven, MD, Austin Regional Clinic
Immediate Past Chair: Robert E. Nesse, MD, Mayo Clinic Health System
President and Chief Executive Officer: Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE

Directors
Jeffrey W. Bailet, MD, Aurora Medical Group Inc.
Joseph Bisordi, MD, Ochsner Health System
Joseph Golbus, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Barry L. Gross, MD, Riverside Health System
A. Marc Harrison, MD, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Larry J. Harrison, MBA, MPH, Scripps Clinic
Jeffry G. James, MBA, Wilmington Health Associates
Bernadette C. Loftus, MD, Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
Mark Mantei, MHSA, The Everett Clinic
Ashok Rai, MD, Prevea Health Services
Christopher J. Sclafani, PE MBA, Mount Kisco Medical Group
Barbara Walters, DO, MBA, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic

Directors who completed their terms of office in 2012 include Scott D. Hayworth, MD, Mount Kisco Medical Group; Margaret E. Head, MSN, Vanderbilt Medical Group; The Vanderbilt Clinic ; and Linda Leckman, MD, Intermountain Healthcare; Intermountain Medical Group.

About AMGA
The American Medical Group Association represents some of the nation's largest, most prestigious medical practices, independent practice associations, accountable care organizations, and integrated healthcare delivery systems. AMGA's mission is to support its members in enhancing population health and care for patients through integrated systems of care. More than 130,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 120 million patients (approximately one in three Americans). Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance. www.amga.org


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