KishHealth Physician Group names new executive director
August 15, 2012
KishHealth Physician Group is pleased to welcome Abraham (Abe) Chacko as its new executive director. He comes to KishHealth System’s primary and multi-specialty practice with extensive experience in practice management, with exceptional physician relations, development of physician networks; practice acquisition and due diligence processes; fiscal accountability and profits and loss management; electronic medical records conversions; physician and managed care contract negotiations; and physician recruitment processes.
“I feel my experience and skills are a great match for KishHealth Physician Group’s needs and I’m proud to be part of the leadership team,” Chacko said. “I am impressed by the comprehensive array of services provided by the health system. The people I have met here and their professionalism and warmth toward me was a great reason to consider this as an employer of choice. I look forward to being involved in the health system.”
Chacko has over 20 years of senior level executive experience in the healthcare industry. For the last two years, he worked as a consultant, providing business intelligence and solutions for strategic planning and process improvement for small to mid-sized businesses. For 12 years, he was the chief operating officer for Medical Associates of Clinton, IA, a multi-specialty physician practice with several locations and over 40 providers. Previously, he was the laboratory manager for seven years and then promoted to associate administrator for another seven years for Sterling Rock Falls Clinic, Sterling, IL.
Chacko holds a Master’s in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, and a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN. He is a certified member of The Institute for Sustainability, Institute of Total Quality and Medical Group Management Association.
KishHealth Physician Group (KPG) is a branch of KishHealth System, employing primary care and specialist physicians, including family practice, general surgery, and urology, with locations in DeKalb, Genoa, and Sandwich. Patients who choose a KPG doctor can benefit from greater access to care with a broader base of insurance plans accepted including Medicaid and Medicare, and a fee scale for self pay patients. Through KishHealth System’s support, the physicians of KPG have the latest technology, equipment, and education to provide the highest level of care to their patients. For more information about KishHealth Physician Group, visit www.kpgcares.org.Share |