CERRITOS, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--CareMore Health System has announced a new chief medical officer of new markets and business development, Dr. Vivek Garg. In this new role, Dr. Garg will oversee clinical operations in the organization’s new business markets, including Iowa and Tennessee. As the company continues to expand its model of care to new populations, Dr. Garg will work closely with the executive team to pursue and develop high-impact clinical business models for these expansion areas.
“Dr. Garg brings a long-standing career of clinical leadership to CareMore”
“Dr. Garg brings a long-standing career of clinical leadership to CareMore,” said Dr. Sachin H. Jain, president of CareMore. “Passionate about health care innovation, Dr. Garg will serve as a conduit for advancing CareMore’s mission to transform the American health care delivery system.”
Before coming to CareMore, Dr. Garg held the position of director of medical operations for Oscar Insurance and worked as the medical director of One Medical Group, a health care corporation specializing in primary care. Earlier in his career, Dr. Garg served as clinical assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, and acted as an assistant attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is a former editor of Health Care: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation. Dr. Garg received his medical degree and master’s in business administration from Harvard University.
“I’m honored to join CareMore given its continually evolving model of care and commitment to patients and families,” said Dr. Garg. “CareMore’s reputation as a leader in health care innovation and its commitment to providing excellent care align with areas that I am passionate about. I am excited to collaborate with the team to ensure CareMore remains on the cutting edge in healthcare and continues to improve the quality of life for patients and families.”
The company continues its nationwide search to fill the role of a system-wide chief medical officer, the position formerly held by the current president Dr. Sachin H. Jain.
CareMore is a physician-founded, physician-led care delivery system and health plan that harnesses the power of teamwork to treat the whole person. Through a focus on prevention and highly coordinated care, its clinical model and designed-for-purpose approach to managing chronic disease proactively address the medical, social and personal health needs of its patients, resulting in clinical outcomes above the national average and ultimately, healthier people and communities. Over the past seven years, the CareMore Care Centers have expanded from one state to seven. And today, the CareMore delivery system provides care for enrollees in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid health plans in California, Nevada, Arizona, Virginia, Tennessee, Iowa, and Georgia. CareMore also is participating in a dual demonstration project in parts of Los Angeles County in conjunction with state and federal regulators to coordinate care for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. For more information about CareMore, go to www.caremorehealthsystem.com.