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An Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is a group of doctors and other health care providers who voluntarily work together with Medicare to give you high quality service and care. Gulf Coast Health Partners, incorporated as Northwest Florida Health Partners LLC, is comprised of:

ACO Participants

ACO Participants in Joint Venture between ACO Professionals and Hospitals
No participants are involved in a joint venture between ACO professionals and hospitals.

ACO Governing Body

  • Ms. Kerry Eaton, Voting Member and Chair, ACO Participant Representative, Sacred Heart Hospital of Pensacola, FL 
  • Dr. Robert Israel, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Alabama Providence Hospital of Mobile, AL
  • Dr. Doug Ross, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Sacred Heart Hospital Pensacola
  • Ms. Geri Savage, Voting Member, Medicare Beneficiary Representative 
  • Dr. James Walker, Voting Member, ACO Participant Representative, Alabama Providence Healthcare Services

Key ACO Clinical and Administrative Leadership

  • ACO Executive – Rebecca McQueen
  • Medical Director – Dr. James Walker
  • Compliance Officer – Marciell Reichler
  • Chief Clinical Officer/Quality – Dr. Doug Ross
  • Chief Financial Officer – Susan Cornejo
  • Vice President of Technology – Kathy Ross

ACO Committees and Committee Leadership

  • Quality Council/ Care Coordination Committee – Dr. Gary Pablo, Chair
  • Patient Safety  – Dr. Gary Pablo, Chair
  • Patient and Family Advisory Council – Geri Savage, Chair
  • Finance Committee – Michelle Dudley, Chair

Types of ACO Participants, or Combinations of Participants, that Formed the ACO
Hospitals employing ACO professionals; ACO professionals in a group practice arrangement; and a Rural Health Clinic (RHC)

Partners: Sacred Heart Health System and Providence Health System
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