Pacific Partners Management Services, Inc. (PPMSI), announced today that
executive vice president and COO Lori Vatcher has been named chief
executive officer, effective February 1, 2014.
Ms. Vatcher has worked with Pacific Partners Management Services, Inc.,
since 1998 as a healthcare consultant leading the start-up of the
company. In her current role Ms. Vatcher oversees all business
operations at PPMSI, including Contracting, Claims, Physician Network
Management, Customer Service, Information Technology, Project
Management, and Facilities. She is also responsible for organizing,
directing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the business
operations of the company, which includes managing three California
Independent Practice Associations (IPAs) in Santa Clara County, Monterey
County, and Sonoma County.
"We are pleased to name Ms. Vatcher our new CEO," said Ellis Weeker,
M.D., PPMSI's Chairman of the Board. "Lori brings a creative and
collaborative approach to problem solving and organizational change in
the healthcare industry. Addiionally, she brings a thorough
understanding of the Northern California market, understands our
network, and has the strategic vision to lead PPMSI."
Previously, she was the strategic business liaison for Healtheon and WebMD
and a Senior Associate with Stamos Associates, Inc., a national
healthcare consulting firm specializing in the design and implementation
of innovative business strategies for large healthcare delivery systems.
Ms. Vatcher served on the Medical Quality Commission's IPA Standards
Task Force to evaluate and develop standards for IPA Accreditation. She
has also consulted nationally in the development of managed care
networks and MSO models. She is a member of the Association for Women in
Communications, Women Health Care Executives, and the Institute of
Humanistic Studies. Ms. Vatcher attended the San Francisco Conservatory
of Music in the study of Classical Guitar and holds a first degree Black
Belt in Karate.
PPMSI, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Santa Clara County IPA (SCCIPA), is
a full-service management services organization which provides
administrative services relating to all aspects of a healthcare delivery
SCCIPA is the largest individual practice association in Santa Clara
County, with 850 physicians in more than 60 specialties, and
participates in HMO, PPO, and 5 ACO contracts. SCCIPA, physician-owned
and governed, is dedicated to supporting and maintaining independent
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