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Announcing Appointment of Vice President of Population Health Management

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Linda SpokaneFurthering its commitment to improving the health of the communities it serves, Hudson Headwaters is pleased to welcome Linda Spokane as vice president of population health management. Hudson Headwaters is consistently recognized nationally among the nation’s top community health centers and a leader in the transformation of the health system to population health. Linda will be responsible for providing oversight and direction for designing, implementing and supporting robust enterprise-wide population health management capabilities.

“Adding Linda to our team significantly reinforces our efforts and advances our capabilities to succeed in value-based care agreements and to continue our progress in improving the health of the population,” said Dominick Bizzarro, president and chief administrative officer. “We look forward to having her help us deepen our understanding and use of data to obtain positive outcomes for our patients.”

Ms. Spokane earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Cornell University and a master’s degree in health policy, management and behavior from the University at Albany School of Public Health.

Linda brings to the organization almost three decades of leadership and analytics experience helping organizations better understand and use data more effectively. She is experienced on the state and national levels presenting on quality measurements and the importance of benchmarking quality and cost data. Linda has served on teams responsible for helping health care organizations transition to alternative payment models under value-based care arrangements.

“I’m excited to apply my knowledge to help Hudson Headwaters further its mission to provide the highest quality of care, and access to that care, to everyone in our communities,” said Spokane. “I also look forward to working collaboratively with the care management, quality and clinical leadership teams to further the goals of the network.”