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AdvantageCare Physicians Appoints New President and Chief Medical Officer

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AdvantageCare Physicians Appoints New President and Chief Medical Officer


Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. to Lead Large Multispecialty New York Physician Practice

New York, NYSeptember 13, 2016 – AdvantageCare Physicians (ACPNY), one of the largest multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area and partner, EmblemHealth, announced today the appointment of Navarra Rodriguez, M.D. to the position of its President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at ACPNY and Officer of EmblemHealth. As President and CMO of ACPNY, Dr. Rodriguez will oversee all medical leadership and health improvement activities for the practice..

"Dr. Rodriguez is a leader on quality improvement and innovation. She has been on the cutting edge of care coordination, reducing health disparities and developing new health care informatics initiatives," said Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of EmblemHealth. "Dr. Rodriguez will be a powerful presence at ACPNY and within the broader health care community."

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Rodriguez is a practicing board certified Internal Medicine physician, and will continue to see patients. Most recently she was the Chief Population Health Officer for ACPNY, and she served as its Chief Medical Informatics Officer. She led the organizations transformation from traditional fee-for-service to patient-centric population health management with the implementation of one of the industry’s most advanced electronic health record (EHR) systems. Additionally, she has been responsible for the integration of advanced clinical protocols, driving success for ACPNY’s population health management care model. Before joining ACPNY, she served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Manhattan Physician’s Group.

"Dr. Rodriguez has been a recognized leader for improving quality and patient care, and she’s a proven innovator in transforming health care," said Russell Petrella, Ph.D., Chief Executive of AdvantageCare Physicians. "We’re very pleased to have her lead our medical and clinical functions, and we know that she will further ACPNY’s ability to provide the highest quality of care to our patients."

Dr. Rodriguez obtained her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and her undergraduate degree from Harvard University; she completed her residency in internal medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

About EmblemHealth
EmblemHealth, one of the nation's largest nonprofit health plans, serves 3.1 million people who live and work across the New York tristate area. The company offers quality, affordable health benefits to consumers, employers and government purchasers as well as coverage for prescription drugs, dental and vision care. EmblemHealth utilizes a choice of quality networks to deliver personalized, coordinated care while leading the market in value-based delivery. For more information, visit Emblemhealth.com.

About AdvantageCare Physicians
AdvantageCare Physicians, a partner of EmblemHealth, is one of the largest multispecialty practices in the New York metropolitan area, serving half a million patients at 36 locations throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties. Over 400 primary care and specialist physicians and 165 Care Teams provide high-quality, team-based, coordinated care by focusing on the needs of our patients and partnering with them in their pursuit of better health. AdvantageCare Physicians' focus is to improve the patient experience and satisfaction by offering New Yorkers convenient, connected, compassionate care. For more information, visit ACPNY.com..

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