ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 1, 2018 – ConcertoHealth, the leading provider of specialized primary care and supporting clinical services for frail and elderly patients, today announced that its Regional Medical Director Christopher Dodd, M.D., M.S., has been promoted to Chief Care Transformation Officer.
In his new leadership role, Dr. Dodd will be responsible for developing the company’s clinical care delivery roadmap. In partnership with ConcertoHealth COO Chrissie Cooper, Dr. Dodd will implement differentiated treatment models for patients across a broad chronic illness spectrum that will improve outcomes and the patient experience. Dr. Dodd will oversee the clinical and field-based care teams in both Michigan and Washington markets, with a focus on facilitating exceptional team-based and integrated primary care.
“Dr. Dodd has committed his career to serving vulnerable, complex patients who need care the most, and whose access to care may be further exacerbated by behavioral health or social determinants of health, such as poverty and housing insecurity,” said ConcertoHealth COO Chrissie Cooper. “We are looking forward to Dr. Dodd bringing his leadership and expertise in health care delivery to this position, to help ensure patients are receiving the right care, at the right place, at the right time.”
Dr. Dodd joined ConcertoHealth in 2016 as Regional Medical Director and oversaw the Washington market, while also serving as a physician, seeing patients weekly at the ConcertoHealth Lakewood (Wash.) Care Center. He has more than a decade of experience in medicine and public health, caring for vulnerable patient populations, including his work in some of the world’s most challenging settings, including India, Mozambique, and Nicaragua. Dr. Dodd is a founding member and current president of the board of directors of Maravilla Health, an organization that supports community-based groups and public health systems in countries with limited resources. He also serves as a faculty member in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, where he teaches student health professionals.Full Article (external)
ConcertoHealth Inc. is the leading risk-bearing provider of field-based complex care for persistently high-cost and rising-risk populations. The company’s multidisciplinary care teams meet patients where they are, with the care they need, whether in the home or hospital. The ConcertoHealth care model improves overall health quality and outcomes with a track record of reducing hospital admits by 47%, readmits by 40% and ER visits by 16% for the most frail and vulnerable populations in America, benefiting patients, payers and provider networks alike.