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Novant Health names Bert Scott senior vice president of population health

Charlotte, NC, Dec. 23, 2014 – Novant Health has named Bert Scott senior vice president of population health. He joins the organization from Affinity Health Plan where he served as the president and CEO.

 Prior to his role at Affinity Health Plan, Scott served as president - U.S. commercial markets for CIGNA, serving more than 11 million customers with P&L responsibilities of over 15 billion in revenue. Prior to CIGNA, he was executive vice president and chief development officer at TIAA-CREF. During his 10 years with TIAA-CREF, he also served as executive vice president, strategy, integration and planning where he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of company strategy and all merger and acquisition activities.

 In his new role at Novant Health, Scott will partner with David Cook, MD, senior vice president of population health – clinical, and Amy Vance, senior vice president of population health – business operations. Together, they will work with the population health team to integrate population health across the Novant Health system, both culturally and operationally, so it creates value for patients, families and consumers. By creating alignment across the system, Novant Health will be even more equipped to deliver a remarkable patient experience. Scott will report to Jesse Cureton, executive vice president and chief consumer officer.

 “We are excited to have Bert Scott, an experienced healthcare executive, return to Charlotte to help Novant Health transform the industry and help us create a remarkable patient experience,” Cureton said. “He is a proven business and community leader that will be an added asset to our company.”

 Novant Health is continuing on its journey to help patients manage their health and wellness goals. Population health management is a massive effort to change the model of care so it is more comprehensive and seamless for patients.

 Scott will begin his new role on Feb. 1, 2015.

 About Novant Health
Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,200 physicians and 26,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at nearly 500 locations, including 14 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston–Salem, N.C., Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for patients and communities, serving more than four million patients annually. In 2013, Novant Health provided more than $566 million in community benefit including charity care and services. Novant Health is one of the top 25 integrated health systems in the United States and was named a top 50 “Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work” by Diversity MBA Magazine.

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Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014