Provider Insider

Leadership Message

Summer 2019 | Issue No. 6

A message from Dr. Austin Bailey

 

This year, UCHealth Integrated Network joined more than 650 ACO stakeholders at the spring 2019 NAACOS conference in Baltimore, MD. With presentations from both ACO leaders and CMS officials, and exhibitors showcasing the newest technologies and cutting-edge methodologies in health care, the event added an exclamation point to the perpetually changing health care climate.

 

Our participation in this event placed UCHealth Integrated Network at the forefront of our industry with the ability to bring back to our community news, information and best practices in population health management from across the country.

 

Operationalizing those ideas takes strong leadership and hard work which is why I’m pleased to introduce to you Elisa Wetherbee. Lisa joined the network’s administrative team last month as UCHealth vice president of population health and CIN executive with the express purpose of improving the CIN’s performance in the value-based contracts we hold.

 

“This is the right time in the health care environment to focus on value-based care for a health system,” Wetherbee said.

 

Ms. Wetherbee has worked in the Denver health care market for over 25 years and has experience in large group practice management, hospital administration, value-based contract administration and physician contracting. She has held executive positions at HCA, Exempla/SCL and Physician Health Partners.

 

“Building high-performing teams that bring value to medical practices is my passion,” Wetherbee said. “I’m just ready to get started.”

 

Please join me in welcoming Lisa to the team. And as always, we encourage you to bring any questions, comments or ideas to our network engagement team so that, together, we can continue our great work in population health management and find even greater success in our value-based contracts.

 

Austin Bailey, MD

Medical Director, Network Engagement for Population Health