Summit Health taps Dr. Laura Herrera Scott to lead its strategy focused on population health and value

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aiming to build on its success in value-based care and population health management, Health Summit today announced the appointment of Laura Herrera Scott, MD, MPH, as Executive Vice President of Population Health. Effective immediately, Dr. Scott will be responsible for executing Summit Health’s value-based care strategy, a critical area for the company’s future growth.

“Together with our clinical and operational leadership teams, Dr. Scott and her team will drive the implementation of our value-based continuing care initiatives and our commitment to primary care transformation and population health,” said Adam Barrison, MD, chief executive of Physicians. , at Summit Health. “The population health team will provide leadership on many diverse, high-value contracts and lead the data analytics infrastructure – reporting efficiency and accuracy – that will drive improvements in clinical care for our patients. »

“I am thrilled to help advance Summit Health’s philosophy of care and continue its commitment to improving patient outcomes,” said Dr. Scott. “By building our model of care to stratify risk, manage populations with chronic conditions, and reduce costly hospital stays, we can demonstrate how patients and healthcare organizations can thrive with value-based care.”

Dr. Scott joins Summit Health from Anthem, Inc., where she most recently served as Vice President of Population Health. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Clinical Operations for Medicaid at Anthem. She earned an MD from SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University; a master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baruch College. In addition to many stages of his career, Dr. Scott also served as a Major in the US Army Reserve Medical Corps.

Summit Health recently announced its participation in three separate Medicare Shared Savings Programs (MSSP) under the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in the United States. In New Jersey, Summit Health launched the ACO Health Summit, to build on its experience and success as a next-generation CCO and its commitment to primary care transformation and population health. Summit Health also participates in Westmed Medical Group in New York, and Cascades Health Network ACO in Oregon.

About Summit Health

Summit Health is a patient-centric, physician-led network committed to simplifying the complexities of healthcare and bringing a more connected kind of care. Formed by the 2019 merger between Summit Medical Group, one of the leading independent physician-governed multi-specialty medical groups, and CityMD, the leading provider of emergency care in the New York metropolitan area, Summit Health offers more intuitive, comprehensive and responsive. experience for every stage of life and health condition through high quality primary, specialist and urgent care. Summit Health has more than 2,500 providers, 12,000 employees, and more than 340 locations in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and central Oregon. For more information, please visit

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