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Michael A. Patmas, MS, MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FACPE.

Michael A. Patmas, MS, MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FACPE, has been appointed chief medical officer of Woodland Healthcare in Woodland, California. Woodland Healthcare is an integrated health care organization comprising Woodland Memorial Hospital and the Woodland Clinic Medical Group. Patmas will serve as CMO of both organizations. He will lead further integration strategies, provide medical direction for the group, lead physician recruitment and retention, oversee the medical staff office and lead quality assurance and improvement activities. Patmas has previously served in a number of senior leadership roles. As Idaho regional medical director for Correctional Medical Services, he won regional medical director of the year and spearheaded initiatives that resulted in the Idaho winning region of the year for clinical quality. As CEO of St. Alphonsus Medical Group in Idaho, Patmas oversaw the clinical, financial and administrative functions of the multispecialty group. He doubled in system referrals, improved physician satisfaction, reduced turnover, recruited providers and increased hospital spinoff contribution margin. As vice president and medical director of Clear Choice Health Plans, he led efforts that resulted in the plan being ranked number one in the region and among the top 100 health plans in the nation. He developed an innovative pay-for-performance program and led quality improvement initiatives. As medical director of the Central Oregon IPA, Patmas led creation of Central Oregon Electronic Medical Records, serving as the organization's founding board chair. As medical director of the Providence Ambulatory Care and Education Center, Patmas led a financial turnaround and quality improvement initiatives resulting in the clinic winning the award for clinical quality improvement from the Portland IPA. As NJ regional medical director for Clinical Care Associates, he led performance improvement and physician recruitment activities. Dr. Patmas, an internal medicine physician, has remained clinically active and continues to see patients and teach. Patmas is a long-time member of ACPE and served on the Board of Directors. He obtained his MMM degree from the University Of Southern California Marshall School Of Business.

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Title Annotation:Members on the Move; Woodland Health Care
Publication:Physician Executive
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2010
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