Dr. Patricia Maryland has been promoted to President of Healthcare Operations and Chief Operating Officer for Ascension Health effective July 1st. She has over thirty years of experience in healthcare leadership and has been instrumental in ensuring the vitality of St. John Providence Health System since 2008.
Dr. Maryland’s accomplishments are expansive. In one of her more recent accomplishments, she collaborated with physician leaders to develop and new, cutting edge partnership with The Physician Alliance (TPA), a 2,200-member organization whose physician practices span five counties across Southeast Michigan. The new model, Partners in Care allows the health system and TPA physicians to successfully manage populations to better outcomes and was awarded three years of funding and support from Blue Cross Blue Shields. Furthermore, it helped to ready both St. John Providence and TPA for the changes caused by the Affordable Care Act.
“Pat’s farsighted and thoughtful approach has been instrumental to advancing Ascension Health’s Mission in Michigan and reaffirming our dedication to the region,” said Robert J. Henkel, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascension Health. “She has motivated her Health Ministry and other Health Ministries in Michigan to aggressively look ahead to determine how to best serve a radically changed Michigan going forward. I look forward to Pat bringing her gifts and experience to her new, broader role in service to our national ministry.”
“The Michigan Market of Ascension Health has begun leveraging our Health Ministries within the state to eliminate duplicate costs, pursue statewide contracting and develop enhanced revenue opportunities,” Dr. Maryland said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to share such successes and the lessons we’ve learned in Michigan with my colleagues across Ascension Health, and to contributing in an even more far-reaching way to our common success in serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable.”