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On the seventh episode of Health Care by the Numbers, our host Greg Paris is joined by Amy McDaniel, Chief Executive Officer at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics and Steve Barnett, President & CEO at McKenzie Health System.  Two experts who have deep insight in rural value-based care. Their discussion focuses on their valuable experiences, including lessons learned with the highly successful ACO Investment Model, or AIM, a program for small rural accountable care organizations. The speakers share best practices and lessons learned on their path to rural success in accountable care, and what’s next for delivery system payment reform. 

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Greg Paris
Vice President of Client Success

Greg Paris is the Vice President of Client Success with Caravan Health. In this role, he works with Senior Executives who represent their communities on the ACO Boards. Greg’s primary responsibility is to ensure the satisfaction of the services Caravan Health is providing to the ACO members.

Greg came to Caravan Health from StuderGroup, the country’s largest healthcare consulting company, where he spent seven years as an Executive Coach, Rural Service Line Leader, and National Speaker. His role as a Coach and Speaker includes sharing evidence-based leadership lessons to Executive Leaders, Boards and Physicians.

Prior to joining StuderGroup, Greg spent 19 years as the CEO at Monroe County Hospital, a nationally recognized Hospital in Iowa. During his tenure, employee turnover decreased from 26% to 5% and patient satisfaction rose from the 8th per centile to the 99th. The Hospital was named to the Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine three consecutive years.

Greg received his undergraduate degree in Marketing and Accounting from Iowa State University and his Masters in Health Care Administration from Des Moines University. He was named the Iowa Hospital Association Executive of the Year in 2007 and is a member of StuderGroup’s Hall of Fame.

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