To recognize the advancements of accountable care in the state of Texas, Caravan Health, part of Signify Health, recently presented its inaugural Texas Population Health Leader Award during the TORCH Leadership Academy’s Annual Conference.  

The Texas Population Health Leader Award recognizes Texas healthcare leaders who have made substantial improvements in patient outcomes while enhancing population health throughout their communities. Through their dedication and efforts to transition from fee-for-service to patient-centered, value-based care, these leaders have improved the access to health and better healthcare for millions of Texans. 

On the evening of April 20, Lynn Barr, Founder Caravan Health and Chief Innovation Officer, Signify Health, announced the nominees and winner. Healthcare systems and organizations across Texas were nominated. The leaders who were present shared their stories of how value-based care has not only made significant inroads across the state but has also improved patient care and financial outcomes during the unprecedented challenges of the public health emergency.  

According to Barr, “Texas providers have experienced unprecedented challenges throughout the public health emergency which places even more burden on rural healthcare systems. As our healthcare providers continue to face challenges yet remain dedicated to transitioning to care that places the patient at the center of care, we believe it is important to recognize them for leading the way toward what will ultimately become a nation that provides better healthcare and improved access to health. Our nation must transition to value-based care and these Texas pioneers are leading the way.” 

Every nominee was recognized for their efforts and Cory Edmondson representing Peterson Health won the inaugural award. Located in the thriving Hill Country town of Fredericksburg, Peterson Health has been recognized for exceptional primary care. Peterson Health joined Caravan Health in 2019 and participates in a Caravan Health collaborative ACO. 



Back row, Left to Right: 
Bruce Miller, Wise Health System
Paul Aslin, OmniPoint Health
Kurt Sunderman, Rice Medical Center
Terry Scoggin, Titus Regional Medical Center
Jeff Barnhart, Hereford Regional Medical Center 

Front row, Left to Right: 
Yessenia Longoria, Moore County Hospital District
Erin Marietta, CHI St. Joseph Health
Cory Edmondson, Peterson Health
Brandi Isham, Hunt Regional 


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