Summit Health names former Anthem exec as VP of population health 

Summit Health this week said it appointed Dr. Laura Herrera Scott as executive vice president of population health. Scott will be responsible for executing on Summit Health’s value-based care strategy, a critical area of the company’s future growth.

“In collaboration with our clinical and operational leadership teams, Scott and her team will drive the implementation of our ongoing value-based care initiatives and our commitment to primary care transformation and population health,” said Dr. Adam Barrison, chief physician executive at Summit Health.

Barrison also said the population health team will provide leadership of numerous, diverse high performing value-based contracts, and lead the data analytics infrastructure — the efficiency and accuracy of reporting — that will drive improvements in clinical care for its patients.

Scott joins Summit Health from Anthem Inc., where she was most recently vice president of population health. Prior to that, she served as vice president of Medicaid clinical operations at Anthem.

“I am excited to help further Summit Health’s care philosophy and continuing its commitment to improving outcomes for patients,” Scott said. “By building our care model to stratify risk, manage populations with chronic conditions and reduce costly hospital stays, we can demonstrate how patients and health care organizations can thrive with value-based care.”