Summit Medical Group Chief Medical Officer Appointed to American Medical Group Foundation Board
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 • 11:28am
Robert W. Brenner, M.D., MMM, chief medical officer for Summit Medical Group, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) AMGF is the philanthropic arm of the American Medical Group Association (AMGA).
As Chief Medical Officer at Summit Medical Group, Dr. Brenner has been integral in developing new centers for Breast Care, Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy, Evening Primary Care, Preventive Medicine, Geriatrics and Transitional Care, Diabetes Live Well, Executive Health, Occupational Health, Hospitalist Medicine, and Clinical Trials. He also developed the first formal group practice affiliation with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Before joining Summit Medical Group in 2006, Dr. Brenner was Lead Hospital Administrator, Executive Team member, and Chairman of Family Medicine at Atlantic Health/Mountainside Hospital. A sought-after speaker on health care reform and what it means for patients and physicians, Dr. Brenner has been interviewed for local, state, and regional news outlets. He is known for his presentations on value in health care, patient satisfaction, preventive medicine, effective healthcare systems, multispecialty group practices, practice management, and the meaningful use of health information technologies.
Dr. Brenner is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a member of the Group Practice Information Network, American College of Medical Quality, Medical Society of New Jersey, American College of Physician Executives, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute Provider Council, and American Medical Group Association Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director Leadership Council. He is Corporate Chair and Advisor to the Joseph E. Enright Foundation Board and a senior scholar for the Jefferson Medical College Department of Health Policy.
Dr. Brenner is the recipient of the Joseph E. Enright Kingfisher Award for his outstanding contribution and dedication to the health education mission of the Joseph E. Enright Foundation. In addition, he has earned the Dorland Health National People Award.
"I am honored to be elected to the AMGF Board and to have the opportunity to work with healthcare leaders from all across the country," notes Dr. Brenner. "I look forward to our work together, as we align to improve clinical quality, patient safety and service through research and education."
"The addition of these esteemed healthcare leaders to our Foundation Board only strengthens the caliber of leadership that we have been privileged to enjoy over the past few years," says AMGA President and CEO and AMGF Secretary Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE. "The experience, skills and leadership these directors bring to the table will enable the Foundation to continue to successfully demonstrate the key benefits achieved by high-performing and clinically integrated medical groups and health systems."
The AMGF Board guides AMGA's nonprofit, which supports and disseminates evidence-based research on better ways to deliver health care that is scientifically sound and value-based. Key programs the Foundation supports include a recently launched national hypertension initiative, Measure Up/ Pressure Down, focusing on reducing the national burden of high blood pressure; its esteemed quality award, the Acclaim Award; and research collaboratives and case studies to share best practices in key indications- including multiple chronic disease care, hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-that demonstrate how the coordinated care delivery system is essential to high-quality, cost-effective care.
The American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) is the 501(c)(3) affiliate of the American Medical Group Association and it supports and disseminates research on better ways to deliver health care that is scientifically sound and value-based. AMGF also supports educational programs to enable all stakeholders-providers, payers, policymakers and patients-to translate the evidence of what works best into everyday practice.
The American Medical Group Association represents some of the nation's largest, most prestigious medical practices, independent practice associations, accountable care organizations, and integrated healthcare delivery systems. AMGA's mission is to support its members in enhancing population health and care for patients through integrated systems of care. More than 130,000 physicians practice in AMGA member organizations, providing healthcare services for 120 million patients (approximately one in three Americans). Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, AMGA is the strategic partner for these organizations, providing a comprehensive package of benefits, including political advocacy, educational and networking programs, publications, benchmarking data services, and financial and operations assistance. www.amga.org
About Summit Medical Group
Summit Medical Group (SMG) is the largest privately held multispecialty medical practice in New Jersey. SMG maintains a 42-acre healthcare campus in Berkeley Heights and 19 additional practice locations in Berkeley Heights, Morristown, Millburn, Short Hills, Springfield, New Providence, Warren, Westfield and West Orange. As an East Coast premier multispecialty group, SMG has provided exceptional primary and specialty care since 1929. For more, visit summitmedicalgroup.com.