St. Joseph's names Chief Operating Officer

Sean Reynolds, COO

St. Joseph Regional Health Network has named Sean P. Reynolds of Lancaster the Chief Operating Officer of the St. Joseph Provider Hospital Organization (PHO). The PHO is the organizational foundation required for St. Joseph Medical Group physicians and independent physicians on the St. Joseph Regional Health Network Medical Staff to participate in insurance contracts where achieving quality patient outcomes determines reimbursement levels.

Reynolds joins the St. Joseph PHO from Catholic Health Initiatives, St. Joseph Health Ministries, Lancaster, Pa., where he was President and Chief Executive Officer. The Health Ministries is a non-for-profit focused on the health needs of underserved children in Lancaster County. Reynolds is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and earned a Master’s of Science degree from West Chester University.

In his new role, Reynolds, who has strong experience in operations management, financial processes, strategic planning and leading high-performance teams, will coordinate the activities of the St. Joseph PHO in conjunction with Dr. Robert Hippert, PHO President and Dr. Howard Davis, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for St. Joseph Regional Health Network. The PHO has grown to 150 participating physicians in the past year.

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“As the economic forces continue to drive changes in healthcare, the PHO is a proven model of physician/hospital collaboration that will enhance clinical focus on patient care processes directed at achieving high-quality outcomes,” explains Dr. Hippert. “Together, physicians and hospitals are in a better position to work with insurers who are moving to a value-based payment system from a volume-based payment system. This improves quality and cost-effectiveness but requires proper utilization management, sophisticated information systems and intensive involvement of physicians in population health. Sean will play a key role in tying all of these elements together as well as recruiting additional physicians into the PHO and working with insurers.”