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MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization taps chief operating officer to be its new president

December 24, 2019

Portland, Maine - The Board of Directors of the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization has named Jennifer Moore as the next president of the organization.

Moore replaces Betsy Johnson, MD, who is leaving in February to pursue a physician leadership opportunity in Massachusetts.

Moore is currently the chief operating officer of the MaineHealth ACO, a position she has held for the past 20 years, dating to the earliest days of the constituent organizations that evolved to form the ACO as it is today. The MaineHealth ACO works with insurers and providers to improve the quality and value of health care. It includes providers from both within the MaineHealth system as well as others offering care in the MaineHealth service area.

In her time as a leader of the ACO, Moore has overseen all activities associated with the ACO’s Medicare Shared Savings Program and numerous commercial ACO contracts, including payer contracting, network management, data operations and analysis, performance improvement programs and practice support activities. Moore is also responsible for developing and managing the ACO budget and the annual financial distribution model.

“Jen is highly regarded among her colleagues not only for her acumen as a health care executive, but as an effective and supportive manager of people,” said Mark Fourre, MD, the president of Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital and also chair of the MaineHealth ACO Board.

Moore holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Southern New Hampshire University and received her bachelor’s degree from New York University. She is a board member of the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations.

“The MaineHealth ACO Board is very excited to leverage Jen’s considerable talents in the role of president of the ACO. Not only do we get a national leader in the field to run the ACO, but her transition will provide continuity for an organization already performing at a high level,” said Fourre.

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About The MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization
The MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization is a network of 10 hospitals and more than 1,600 healthcare providers dedicated to measurably increasing the quality and decreasing the cost of the care they deliver to more than 200,000 patients in Maine and northern New Hampshire. It has a team of more than 90 employees working directly with healthcare professionals, community partners and health plans to advance patient-centered, coordinated care. The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time while avoiding duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

About MaineHealth:
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system consisting of eight local hospital systems, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and more than 1,500 employed and independent physicians working together through an Accountable Care Organization. With more than 19,000 employees, MaineHealth is the largest health system in northern New England and provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It includes Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Community Health Network in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Home in Saco, Maine Medical Center in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook, and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Health Care in Norway. MaineHealth Affiliates include Maine General Health in Augusta and Waterville, Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. It is also a significant stakeholder in the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization in Portland.

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