Adventist Health System has appointed Nishant Anand, MD, as senior vice president and chief medical officer (CMO) for the Population Health Services Organization (PHSO). In this role, Dr. Anand will report to both the PHSO president and Adventist Health System's chief clinical officer.
"As we pursue our strategic initiatives of Population Health Management and Clinical Care Transformation, it is imperative that these strategies are highly aligned and that an integrated approach is developed that will ultimately engage the consumer, improve the product, expand the network and lower the cost of health care," said Jayne Bassler, PHSO president and senior vice president for Adventist Health System.
Dr. Anand was previously the senior vice president and physician-in-chief for Memorial Hermann Health System, as well as the interim president/CEO for the Memorial Hermann Physician Network and the Memorial Hermann ACO (Accountable Care Organization). In his role as physician-in-chief, he was accountable for the health system's Clinical Governance Council, which oversees clinical care delivery, including peer review, clinical guideline development, supply chain and pharmacy, as well as clinical redesign, clinical documentation integrity, post-acute care, case management, hospital-based physicians and ACO service lines. Prior to joining Memorial Hermann, he served as the CMO for Banner Health Network, which works with 15 Phoenix-area hospitals and comprises more than 5,000 affiliated and employed providers.
Dr. Anand currently serves on Aetna's Physician Advisory Board as well as other industry boards. He earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry with a minor in management information systems from the University of Arizona, and graduated with his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He also completed residency training with the Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Program in Palo Alto, California, and is a board-certified emergency medicine physician.
"I am pleased to join Adventist Health System because of the opportunity I have to partner with health care leaders who are dedicated to a culture of serving," Dr. Anand said. "These leaders are committed to improving the health of the patients who seek our care, positively impacting the communities in which we reside, and helping the individuals who entrust us to guide their overall well-being."
Dr. Anand likes to spend his free time with his two sons, Brody, 9, and Jax, 4, and his daughter Aubree, 7. An avid reader, he also enjoys running, coaching his children's soccer teams and spending time with his family at the beach.