Hackensack Meridian Health’s Pecora Accepts New Leadership Position

Andrew Pecora, M.D., president, Physician Enterprise and chief innovation officer, has played a key role in the success of many of Hackensack Meridian Health’s strategic partnerships, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Georgetown Lombardi Cancer Center.  He has also been a champion in engaging physician leaders to be innovative and transform health care delivery.

Now, he has recently accepted the role of chief executive officer of OMI (Outcomes Matter Innovations, LLC), a private company founded by physicians and created to enable partnership between private physicians and health care networks, in concert with payers.

“Dr. Pecora has been part of our organization since 1990 and his accomplishments are impressive,’’ said Robert C. Garrett, chief executive officer, Hackensack Meridian Health. “His clinical expertise and visionary leadership have elevated our entire network, especially in cancer treatment.”

“He is also a nationally recognized expert in care transformation, taking part in CMS advisory committees and being part of the Harvard Business School’s white paper development on care transformation,” Garrett said.

Just a few examples of Dr. Pecora’s contributions include creating the cancer center at Hackensack University Medical Center, leading Hackensack Meridian Health’s care transformation efforts with all its executives and developing and implementing the health network’s bundles program.

In his new role as CEO of OMI, Dr. Pecora will no longer serve as an executive at Hackensack Meridian Health. However, Dr. Pecora will assist Hackensack Meridian Health in its journey to become a value-based health network and help the network transform health care overall.  This new relationship will enable Hackensack Meridian Health to maintain its focus on improving quality, reducing costs and the patient experience.  As a consultant and strategic advisor, Dr. Pecora will be able to focus on the next disruptors of health care and help Hackensack Meridian Health remain a trailblazer.

“I can’t thank Dr. Pecora enough for his decades of service to our organization and for leading and supporting so many of our successful initiatives,’’ Garrett said. “In his role as CEO of OMI, he will continue to be a great asset to our organization.  His capability to bring innovations forward at a quicker pace, coupled with his expertise in the health care innovation field and knowledge of Hackensack Meridian Health, will serve both of us well,’’ Garrett said.

“We look forward to working with him as our key strategic partner on disruptive innovations that will help us accelerate the transformation of health care,” added Garrett.

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