Vytalize Health expands leadership team with top talent

Vytalize Health, a Hoboken-based provider enablement platform, recently announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors: Dave Wichmann, co-founder of Jory Capital and former CEO of UnitedHealth Group, and Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, president and chief clinical officer of Press Ganey and previous president of clinical operations at Providence Health.

Wichmann is the former CEO of UnitedHealth Group, one of the world’s leading and most diverse health care companies. During his 23-year tenure, he played an instrumental role in the development of United’s distinctive market position as a diverse health benefits and services enterprise with a mission to serve the health needs of all people while helping make the health system work better for everyone. In turn, United grew to achieve distinctive financial performance and shareholder returns and, under Wichmann’s leadership, including during the pandemic, the company was recognized by its peers as an all-star among Fortune’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies for the first and only time in the company’s history. In 2022, Wichmann co-founded Jory Capital, a private equity fund focused on investing in transformative companies and management teams capable of developing the next generation of health and human performance.

“Health care in the U.S. is at a crucial inflection point, with essential changes emerging in how care is organized, administered and financed to achieve better health of people while reducing low-value, high-friction administrative practices and reducing the cost of health care. Propelling these changes are physicians and the organizing principles and distinctive capabilities of progressive value-based health care companies. They are advancing effective use of high-performing primary care, under aligned incentives, cutting-edge technology and information-enabled services, and proven consumer engagement methods. This convergence is beginning to improve access, experiences, outcomes, and costs,” Wichmann said. “I am proud to partner with Vytalize Health as they deploy a distinct model to catalyze value-based care.”

Compton-Phillips is an internationally recognized health care executive, innovator, board director, keynote speaker and author serving as president and chief clinical officer of Press Ganey, a renowned leader in patient, member, employee and consumer experience. Previously, she was president of clinical operations at Providence Health, where she oversaw patient outcomes for the 10,000-physician medical group. Before that, Compton-Phillips had a 22-year tenure at Kaiser Permanente, focusing on clinical outcomes, care affordability and patient-driven design. A former medical analyst for CNN, Compton-Phillips serves on organizations’ boards and executive committees, including the Institute for Systems Biology and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.

“For me, this is about finding innovative care models that can fix our health care system. New tools and technologies applied in isolation aren’t enough to solve the industry’s complex challenges. We also need to focus on the human side of care and help physicians build stronger relationships with patients. Vytalize Health’s platform will enable the shift to whole-person, preventative care to achieve better outcomes. I look forward to working with the team to move value-based care forward,” Compton-Phillips said.

“Value-based care is ushering in a new era in health care. It’s not just about changing a payment structure; it’s about transforming the entire health care system and our relationship with it. Dave and Amy can help us move to a sustainable, outcomes-based care model where patients come first and physicians thrive,” Faris Ghawi, co-founder and CEO, said. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome these two incredible health care leaders to help drive the industry toward a better, healthier future.”