AMGA Welcomes Four New Members to Board of Directors

Released: 1/7/2014 9:00 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 2014. Joining the AMGA Board are the following:

Michelle A. Koury, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Crystal Run Healthcare
Dr. Michelle Koury is the chief operating officer at Crystal Run Healthcare, one of the fastest growing multispecialty group practices in the country, with over 300 providers in more than 40 medical and surgical specialties and 15 practice locations in Orange and Sullivan Counties.

Crystal Run Healthcare is a national leader in the use and advancement of electronic health records, is accredited by The Joint Commission, was designated by the NCQA as a level 3 Patient Centered-Medical Home, and was one of the first 27 healthcare organizations in the nation to participate as an Accountable Care Organization in the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Crystal Run has also been recognized by NCQA as one of six “Early Adopters” seeking ACO accreditation in the nation, and was designated the first NCQA-accredited ACO in New York State and among the first six NCQA-accredited ACOs in the nation.

In 2012, Dr. Koury was honored by the SUNY Sullivan Foundation as a “Woman Who Makes a Difference” in healthcare for Sullivan County. She is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Chamber of Commerce and the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan.

Dr. Koury has co-written an article on Joint Commission Accreditation, which was published in the Group Practice Journal. She has presented at AMGA’s annual conferences and for other organizations. She currently serves as Immediate Past-Chair of the AMGA COO/CAO council.

Dr. Koury is a cum laude graduate of Rutgers University and attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at New England Medical Center-Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. A board certified Internist, Dr. Koury joined Crystal Run Healthcare in 1996 after which she earned her certification as a medical director for long-term care, one of only two in Orange County at the time. Dr. Koury was appointed as Crystal Run Healthcare’s first Medical Director and served in that role for six years until being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2008.

Grace Emerson Terrell, MD, MMM, FACP, FACPE, Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone Health Care, P.A.
Dr. Grace Terrell is a general internist and chief executive officer of Cornerstone Health Care, P.A., a multispecialty medical group in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina with more than 370 providers and 1,800 employees who practice at 15 separate hospitals.

Dr. Terrell has served on many community boards and organizations and is currently on the boards of the High Point United Way, the High Point Chamber of Commerce, and the North Carolina Medical Society Towards Accountable Care Consortium, to list a few. Cornerstone Health Care was the first practice in North Carolina to achieve NCQA level 3 Physician Practice Connection recognition. She is the co-author of MD 2.0: Physician Leadership for the Information Age.

She has spoken at the AMGA Annual Conference and various regional meetings and is an active member of the CEO Council. Cornerstone is a member of the Anceta Collaborative and a Foundation donor.

She received her BA in English and religion from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983, where she was a Morehead scholar. She received her MD from Duke University in 1989 and completed an internship in pathology at Duke in 1989. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at N.C. Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem in1993. In 2000 she completed a Master’s in Medical Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Susan A. Terry, MD, FACP, Executive Medical Director, University of Utah Community Clinics
Dr. Susan A. Terry is a Board-Certified Internist and has practiced primary care Internal Medicine for 26 years. She has also had extensive administrative experience and leadership training.

Dr. Terry’s current responsibilities include Executive Medical Directorship of the University of Utah Health Care Community Physician Group, with oversight of all primary care providers and several sub-specialists in the Community Clinics. In addition, she directs Medical Group Services in support of the physician group, recruiting, the value enhancement team, master scheduling, and provider compensation. Dr. Terry recently chaired the Clinical Implementation Management Office, responsible for installing the Epic Electronic Medical Record in the 86 specialty clinics on campus and is serving on the Executive Steering Committee for the installation of the Inpatient EPIC EMR .

Dr. Terry and her team of Medical Directors are focused on the transition from fee for service practice to a value based practice and applying for Patient Centered Medical Home recognition.

Dr. Terry is one of the original members of the AMGA CMO Council and has served as CMO Council Chair for several terms. She is a frequent presenter at the AMGA Annual Conference and Institute for Quality Leadership, and various regional meets. She is also a donor to the American Medical Group Foundation. In addition to being an active participant in AMGA activities, University of Utah Health Care Community Physician Group is a longtime participant in the AMGA Provider Satisfaction Benchmarking Program.

She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Following residency, Dr. Terry had a private practice in Internal Medicine in Florida for 10 years. She has been with the University of Utah for the past 16 years.

Tim Weir, MHA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Olmsted Medical Center
As CEO of Olmsted Medical Center (OMC), Mr. Weir is responsible for the oversight and administration for OMC operations. OMC, a not-for-profit organization, has been southeastern Minnesota’s hometown healthcare provider since 1949. OMC’s 160 clinicians and 1,000 healthcare professionals serve at 17 locations, including two outpatient multispecialty clinics, a Level IV trauma hospital with walk-in urgent care and 24-hour emergency room, two walk-in FastCare retail clinics in Rochester Shopko stores, a walk-in Skyway Clinic in downtown Rochester, and nine community branch clinics.

Mr. Weir joined OMC in 2006. Under his leadership, he has supported his team in achieving success in several important initiatives, including the introduction of the first retail clinic in Rochester with OMC’s FastCare, the implementation of a new picture archiving system as well as other radiology technology improvements, enhanced breast imaging services, the launching of a new OMC logo, a system-wide customer service excellence initiative, various facilities improvement projects including a new entrance at the OMC Rochester Southeast Clinic and a new building for OMC Rochester Northwest, as well as strong financial performance for OMC over the past six years.

Prior to joining OMC, he was Vice President of Ambulatory Services at Baystate Health, an integrated academic healthcare organization affiliated with Tufts Medical School, in Springfield, MA. Prior to that, he managed operations at Dakota Clinic in Fargo, ND.

Mr. Weir is an active board member with OMC Regional Foundation, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, GRAUC, and RCTC Foundation. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Administrators and a member of the Rotary Club of Rochester.

Mr. Weir is an active member of the AMGA COO Council and a participant at the AMGA Annual Conference, Institute for Quality Leadership, and various regional meetings. OMC is a Sustaining Founding Member of the American Medical Group Foundation.

Mr. Weir received his BA at the University of Minnesota, and his MBA and Master in Hospital Administration at the University of Iowa.

The Board of Directors represents the leadership of some of AMGA's most prominent member medical groups. Following is a complete listing of the 2014 AMGA Board of Directors:

Chair: Howard B. Graman, MD, FACP, Chief Executive Officer, PeaceHealth Medical Group
Chair Elect: Don L. Wreden, MD, Chief Medical Group Transformation Officer, Sutter Health
Secretary: Donn E. Sorensen, MBA, FACMPE, President, East Region, Mercy
Treasurer: Norman H. Chenven, MD, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Austin Regional Clinic
At Large Member: Barbara A. Walters, DO, MBA, Executive Medical Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Immediate Past Chair: Michael W. Bukosky, MSHA, FACMPE
President and Chief Executive Officer: Donald W. Fisher, PhD, CAE, President and Chief Executive Officer

Directors
Jeffrey W. Bailet, MD, Executive Vice President, Aurora Health Care / President, Aurora Medical Group
Joseph E. Bisordi, MD, FACP, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Ochsner Health System
Barry L. Gross, MD, Executive Vice President/Chief Medical Officer, Riverside Medical Group
A. Marc Harrison, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Michelle A. Koury, MD, Chief Operating Officer, Crystal Run Healthcare
Bernadette C. Loftus, MD, Associate Executive Director, The Permanente Medical Group
Mark E. Mantei, MHSA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, The Everett Clinic
Ashok Rai, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Prevea Health
Christopher J. Sclafani, PE MBA, Chief Administrative Officer, Mount Kisco Medical Group
Grace Emerson Terrell, MD, MMM, FACP, FACPE, Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone Health Care, P.A.
Susan A. Terry, MD, FACP, Executive Medical Director, University of Utah Community Clinics
Tim Weir, MHA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Olmsted Medical Center

Directors who completed their terms of office in 2013 include Joseph Golbus, MD, President, NorthShore Medical Group/NorthShore University HealthSystem; Larry J. Harrison, MHA, MBA, Chief Executive/Senior Vice President, Scripps Medical Foundation; Jeffry G. James, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Wilmington Health; and Robert E. Nesse, MD, Chief Executive Officer, Mayo Clinic Health System.

About AMGA
The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) is a 501(c)(6) trade association representing medical groups, health systems, and other organized systems of care, including some of the nation's largest, most prestigious integrated delivery systems. AMGA is a leading voice in advocating for efficient, team-based, and accountable care. AMGA members encompass all models of organized systems of care in the healthcare industry, including: physician-owned, independent group practices, integrated delivery systems, hospital-affiliated medical groups, independent practice associations (IPAs), academic and faculty practices, accountable care organizations, and high-performing health systems. 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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