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Herrera Scott to Lead Population Health and Value-Based Strategy at Summit Health

Builds on commitment to achieve high-quality clinical outcomes for patients at a lower cost

Aiming to build on its success in value-based care and population health management, Berkeley Heights-based Summit Health has announced the appointment of Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH, as executive vice president of population health. 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.

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