Population Health Leadership Team
These are the members of the team:
Sowmya Viswanathan, MD, MBA, MHCM
Sowmya Viswanathan, MD, MBA, MHCM, leads the Population Health Management Division's Accountable Care Organization (ACO) as D-H's chief ACO officer. She came to D-H in July 2016 from Southcoast Health in Massachusetts, where she was the regional physician chief for their employed physician group and led their ACO. Prior to joining Southcoast, Dr. Viswanathan worked as the medical director at Network Health and at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She has continued her clinical career as a primary care physician, first at UMass Memorial Health Care in 1998, then at Newton Wellesley Hospital (Partners Health Care), and now is working part-time as a physician in D-H's Primary Care Service Line. Additionally, she holds an appointment at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine as an associate professor of medicine. Dr. Viswanathan earned her MD at Madurai Medical College/ Madurai Kamaraj University in India and completed her internal medicine residency at Boston University. She earned a healthcare MBA from University of Massachusetts in 2015 and a master of science in health care management from Harvard University in 2016.
James B. Ebert Jr., MD, FACEP
James B. Ebert Jr., MD, FACEP, is a member of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) leadership team and the Population Health Management Council. As ACO Medical Director, Dr. Ebert oversees medical management strategies, clinical delivery models, ACO quality measurements and financial performance of commercial contracts. He partners with D-H Community Group Practices and Affiliate Hospitals for ACO initiatives and quality metric performance. Additionally, he is a board member of the statewide ACO, OneCare Vermont. He joined Dartmouth in 2011 as an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine. He earned his MD from East Carolina University and trained in internal medicine and psychiatry at D-H and in emergency medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Christ Hospital.
We can clearly do a better job at more cost-effectively managing health care. If you stay on top of disease processes and manage them as actively as possible, you can typically decrease people's need to go to the emergency department or be admitted to the hospital, so you get both better care and lower costs.James Ebert, MD, FACEP
Darren Guy, DO
Darren Guy, DO, is the vice president of Population Health Management for Benevera Health. A unique collaboration between health insurer and providers, Benevera Health seeks to create a sustainable health system. The partnership was launched in October, 2015, and supports all Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance products in NH with enhanced data sharing, analytics, care coordination and patient advocacy. As a key member of the Benevera Health senior executive team, Dr. Guy contributes to the overall clinical vision of Benevera and manages the Population Health Management organization, including leading day to day care management operations and projects.
Dr. Guy was previously the director of clinical quality at Core Physicians, LLC, a large multiple specialty group in Exeter, NH, where he oversaw care coordination operations, data analytics and quality reporting and initiatives. He was the clinical lead for their Pioneer ACO program and he chaired their best practice committee, responsible for improving clinical outcomes and reducing variation in practice. Prior to that role Dr. Guy oversaw the clinical health informatics team and led numerous improvement efforts. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees in New England and completed his residency, and was chief resident, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.
Mary M. Evanofski, OT, MPH
Mary G. Evanofski, OT, MPH, is vice president of operations for the Population Health Management Division, a role that includes supporting all of the division's medical directors. She has held various management positions since joining D-H in 2002. Her health care operations experience includes practice management, registration/billing, access/scheduling, patient portal work, patient generated health data and shared decision making. Additionally, she has many years of experience in quality improvement and project management. She did coursework for her MPH at both Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) for Health Policy & Clinical Practice and also holds a degree in occupational therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Sally Kraft, MD, MPH
Sally Kraft, MD, MPH, is vice president of the Community Health department in the Population Health Management Division. She is active with the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, of which D-H was a founding member; and holds an appointment at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine as an assistant professor of medicine. She has been at Dartmouth since 2014, and before that was medical director of quality, safety and innovation for the University of Wisconsin Health System. She earned both her MD and her MPH from the University of Michigan and did her training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Stanford.
We aspire to set up a seamless system, so patients and families can manage their health needs, using resources in the community and health care providers. Engaging our patients, families, schools, employers, faith-based communities and others, we can build systems to improve health and deliver health care in the safest, lowest-cost, least complicated setting that is right for everyone, based on the best science that we have.Sally Kraft, MD, MPH
Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH
Robert K. McLellan, MD, MPH, heads Employee Health and Safety, which is part of the Population Health Management Division. He serves as medical director of D-H's Live Well/Work Well program and chief of the Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. In addition, he holds appointments at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine as an associate professor of medicine, of community and family medicine, and at The Dartmouth Institute (TDI) for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He has been at Dartmouth since 2003, received his MD and MPH from Yale, and did his residency training in family medicine at the University of Rochester's Highland Hospital.
There is a profound interaction in this country between work and health. But when people think about the health of a population, they think about people as patients, not as workers. Yet people's work affect their health and their health affects their capabilities as workers; we can more effectively leverage that relationship to improve both their health and their work.Robert McLellan, MD, MPH
Edyta Domian, MBA, MS
Edie Domian, MBA, MS, is director of operations for D-H's Live Well/Work Well, which is part of the Population Health Management Division's Employee Health unit. She directs enterprise-wide employee health protection and promotion programs for 16,000 employees and their dependents, and is responsible for the development of integrated and coordinated corporate health care services that extend both within and beyond the D-H system. Her work encompasses Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Safety, Workers Comp, EAP, Employee Wellness, Primary Care and Care Coordination programs. She’s been at D-H since 2013 and before that served in the military health system, including a tour in Afghanistan leading NATO initiatives to establish field hospitals and trauma facilities; she still holds an appointment as a major and chief administrator in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. She earned her MBA and MS in health-care management from Marymount University in Virginia.
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