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Senior VP for Strategic Planning & Medical Operations Named to National Committee

February 5, 2019 – The National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) announced that Richard Salhany, Senior Vice President for Planning and Medical Operations at Richmond University Medical Center, has been named it its Policy Committee. In his new role, Salhany will help guide the organization’s advocacy agenda and provide feedback to the board of directors on issues such as legislation and proposed regulations being considered by Congress and the US Department of Health and Human Services.

In his role at Richmond University Medical Center, Salhany is responsible for medical operations, and strategic planning for the organization. He is responsible for the development of new programs and expansion of the hospital as well as the Level I Adult Trauma and Level II Pediatric Trauma Program. He has held several executive positions within the organization including Vice President Operations, Senior Vice President Professional Services, and Chief Operating Officer. He also managed the transition of the medical center from the St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Centers Health System into an independent organization.

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are comprised of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers that voluntarily collaborate to give coordinated health care to Medicare patients. By coordinating their services, it helps ensure patients get high quality care while also preventing unnecessary duplication of services and medical errors. 

NAACOS is the largest association of Medicare ACOs in the country. Representing more than 5 million Medicare beneficiaries through its members, the goals of NAACOS are to improve the quality of health care, and health care cost efficiency.