ChenMed Accelerates Strategic Executive Team Expansion

November 22, 2016

MIAMI–ChenMed, a leading provider of health care to seniors, today announced two notable additions to its executive leadership team. Long-time Coventry Healthcare Executive Tom Davis, and private equity health care enterprise executive Dennis Skrajewski, FACHE, will help ChenMed expand reach as JenCare Senior Medical Center Market Presidents for Atlanta and Louisville, respectively.

“Quality healthcare must be delivered locally.  So, to keep fueling the double-digit growth ChenMed annually has achieved since 2011, we are recruiting exceptional Market Presidents,” says Christopher Chen, MD, ChenMed Chief Executive Officer. “Tom and Dennis have strong records of achievement and P&L management. They are resourceful champions to help our extraordinary care teams keep improving health outcomes for and satisfaction among Atlanta and Louisville seniors.”

Atlanta resident Davis leaves his consulting practice which specialized in provider managed care strategies and Medicare Advantage turnarounds.  Previously, he served 16 years as Coventry Health Care of Georgia CEO, growing health plan membership from 19,000 to 200,000 members.  Davis also led Coventry Pharmacy Management Services through which 88 million prescriptions ($7 billion yearly) were delivered as health plan benefits to folks insured by Coventry.

“I am so looking forward to helping JenCare bring concierge medicine and better health outcomes to at-risk seniors throughout Georgia,” underscores Davis, a Wharton School MBA and Chairman of the Board of the Mercy Care Services in Atlanta.  “JenCare is practicing medicine the right way for seniors, delivering personalized care with love, accountability and passion for excellence.”

Skrajewski brings extensive entrepreneurial leadership experience in diverse healthcare environments to his new role as JenCare Louisville Market President.  An American College of Healthcare Executives Fellow, Skrajewski previously was Regional President for Integramed Fertility ($350 million international fertility company); President and Chief Operating Officer for Advanced Pain Management ($150 million regional pain management organization); and Vice President, Corporate Development for Davita Healthcare Partners (a Fortune 400 healthcare provider), where he strengthened physician, hospital and integrated care network relationships.

“There’s a reason why seniors served by JenCare enjoy 38 percent fewer hospital sick days than the national average,” says Skrajewski a Boston University MBA, and physician associate trained at Yale University School of Medicine.  “Our doctors honor seniors by providing affordable care and a superior experience that includes walk-in appointments when needed and being true champions for each of their patients 24/7/365.”

Earlier this year, ChenMed added industry veterans Jason Barker as Market President for Chen Senior Medical Centers in Florida, and Frank Mancuso as JenCare Market President in Chicago.
“Our amazing primary care physicians and the seniors we are so blessed to serve already are benefiting from the collaborative, effective leadership of Chen and JenCare Senior Medical Center Market Presidents,” notes Jeffrey Kang, MD, ChenMed President.  “Health outcomes and patient satisfaction continue to improve from our industry-leading levels.  Plus, having strategically expanded the number of health plans for which we are a provider of choice, we are helping even more at-risk seniors enjoy the gift of better health.”

Well prepared for their highly competitive markets, Davis and Skrajewski will develop business growth opportunities; and nurture key relationships to help the multi-center JenCare medical practices in Atlanta and Louisville achieve market dominance.

JenCare consistently provides affordable care and superior experience to the Medicare Advantage members it serves. Since JenCare doctors have just one-fifth as many patients as the national average (450-patient maximum per JenCare primary care physician, instead of US average of 2,300 patients per doctor).  JenCare patients enjoy industry-leading access to their physicians and receive more personalized care – including same-day appointments, when needed.

On average, ChenMed physicians invest 168 minutes per year face-to-face with each patient, compared to the national average of just nine minutes annually.  In addition, JenCare PCPs and specialist doctors collaboratively review cases, discuss best practices, and develop new solutions to keep improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction levels.

The benefits of ChenMed centers extend beyond unrivaled access to a doctor.  Twenty-five JenCare centers in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana and Virginia (Tidewater and Richmond); plus 14 Chen and Dedicated Senior Medical Centers in Florida offer on-site medication dispensing, door-to-doctor transportation, and on-site imaging specialists to provide coordinated care.  By regularly seeing patients and understanding their care needs, ChenMed doctors get patients healthy and keep them that way – leading to fewer days in the hospital and a higher quality of life.

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