Will play key role in Scripps Health’s ambulatory and inpatient integration efforts
Scripps Health has named Anil Keswani, M.D., corporate vice president of ambulatory care and population health management. Dr. Keswani starts his new position Oct. 8.
“We’re excited to have Dr. Keswani as part of the Scripps team,” said Dr. James LaBelle, corporate vice president for quality, medical management and physician co-management. “His background and expertise make him uniquely qualified for this role as we continue expanding our ambulatory services and integrating them with inpatient care. This is all part of Scripps’ transformation from a sick business – where we focus on treating illnesses one at a time – to a wellness model that’s focused on prevention and keeping patients healthy. Our goal is the right care at the right time in the right setting.”
In this role, Dr. Keswani will work to integrate and coordinate ambulatory and inpatient care, disease management activities, quality improvement and clinical practice guidelines. He will work closely with hospitalists, intensivists, palliative care, primary care, skilled nursing professionals and all other specialities and medical groups to develop outpatient capabilities and seamless and complete patient transitions. Dr. Keswani will also work closely with medical group and Scripps Health leadership to develop a single mechanism of disease management and further develop medical co-management functions.
Dr. Keswani comes to Scripps from Advocate Health Care, where he practiced internal medicine while serving as system vice president of medical management as well as chief medical officer for Advocate’s Dreyer Clinic. Advocate is one of the largest integrated delivery systems in Illinois, with more than 250 sites of care and 10 acute-care hospitals. In his dual role, he partnered with physician groups to attain some of the highest patient satisfaction and quality measure scores Advocate has seen. Likewise, his partnership approach has resulted in consistently high physician satisfaction scores.
“Scripps is an outstanding organization with nationwide acclaim,” Dr. Keswani said. “I needed to believe in the mission and philosophy of Scripps otherwise I would have remained at Advocate. The leadership style, outcomes and teamwork at Scripps really caught my attention. I knew immediately that this was a great fit for me.”
Prior to his work at Advocate Health Care, Dr. Keswani practiced internal medicine at University Clnical Associates in Palm Beach, Fla.
Dr. Keswani is a graduate of Boston University and Boston University School of Medicine, where he earned a bachelor’s degree and medical degree as part of an honors accelerated six-year program.
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