Deckmann named CEO of CarePoint Health

Natasha Deckmann was announced as the new CEO of CarePoint Health System, the organization announced Monday morning.

Deckmann has held leadership positions for the past several years at Optum, a health services and innovation company. Her tenure included serving as the head of population health solutions, managing $2 billion in revenue and driving innovative solutions to population health challenges.

At CarePoint, she will oversee three area hospitals: Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City and Hoboken University Medical Center.

“I am eager to be joining the CarePoint Health family, which continues to be a leader in delivering quality care and health care innovation,” Deckmann said. “My mission will be to continue to elevate the level of care while working closely with the diverse Hudson County community to ensure we are reaching all individuals.”

CarePoint is one of the few for-profit hospital systems in the state.

Jeffrey Mandler, an owner and board member of CarePoint, said Deckmann is a great fit for the job.

“(We) know the depth of her experience and leadership that she brings to our three hospitals and, especially, our patients,” Mandler said. “Dr. Deckmann is a strategic leader with a proven track record of delivering results, and her experience in managing people across diverse cultures and geographies offers the type of insight and knowledge to lead the delivery of health care to our communities.

“Dr. Deckmann will unify and lead the hospital system into its next phase of service to the community.”

Deckmann earned her M.D. at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, but she did not complete a residency, nor practice. Instead, she followed the MBA career track while leveraging her medical degree, according to a CarePoint spokesperson.

Deckmann previously served as chief operating officer of Consumer Solutions Group at Optum Health. She also held a number of senior leadership roles at Marsh Inc., including chief operating officer of the international division, and led strategic consulting engagements for clients across the entire health care industry, including the U.S. government, for Oliver Wyman.

Deckmann also worked with the Health Care Initiatives group at General Motors Corp. She has expertise in population health management, benefit management, care management, M&A, product development and management, portfolio management, strategy, operations and change management.

Earlier this month, she joined the board of Women’s Health USA, an organization which supports women’s health practices (large OB/GYN practices, specialty women’s health practices, single practices /smaller groups) with comprehensive services that streamline business operations.

WHUSA is the largest physician practice management company dedicated to women’s health (it serves more than 350 physicians across the U.S.).  

Deckmann earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.