Regional Catholic System Names Population Health Management Leader

David_OvertonDavid Overton, BSN, MHA, CCM was recently selected to serve as Executive Director of Clinical Integration at Texas-based Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS). The not-for-profit Catholic system, located in Bryan/College Station, serves the eight-county Brazos Valley region in the central part of the state.

Overton comes to SJHS from Aetna, which he joined in 2009.  He has provided executive oversight in a variety of key leadership positions, most recently as Patient Management Director.  In this role he has been responsible for developing and streamlining population-specific case and disease management solutions for unique populations across the continuum of care. Working with a variety of stakeholders, he established comprehensive care management solutions and met clinical outcome performance guarantees.

Overton, who accepted the Executive Director position following an executive search managed by FaithSearch Partners (FSP), will oversee the strategic direction of the newly developed St. Joseph’s Health Partners’ Clinical Integration (CI) initiative. “The CI project is aimed at delivering high quality care at an attractive price point while optimizing the health and wellbeing of targeted populations,” said Ed Fry, FSP President/CEO. “David’s knowledge of population health management and integrated care delivery systems along with his extensive experience working with one of the nation’s leading healthcare insurers provides significant strategic and operational value to St. Joseph.”

FaithSearch Partners is one of the nation’s leading retained executive search firms and is the only one of its kind focused exclusively on identifying and recruiting leaders for churches, parachurch organizations, as well as faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems. Combined, consultants at FaithSearch Partners have successfully managed more than 450 executive-level searches for numerous high-profile faith-based organizations across the country. Its website can be found at www.faithsearchpartners.com.

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Saint Joseph Health System (SJHS) is an integrated local healthcare system with facilities across the Brazos Valley area of east central Texas. The majority of health services are delivered at the main campus, Saint Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan, which is recognized as the Brazos Valley’s designated Lead Level III Trauma Center. The health system is licensed for 578 beds, with a medical staff of 632 and nearly 2,600 employees. More information about SJHS can be found at www.st-joseph.org.