by Rachad Davis
September 21, 2016
Senior Advisor, Government Relations and Immediate Past President,
Society of Hospital Medicine
Ron Greeno, MD, FCCP, MHM, is a veteran physician executive with 25 years of experience in the Hospitalist physician practice industry. He just completed a three-year engagement as the Senior Advisor for Medical Affairs for Team Health. Just prior to TH’s acquisition of IPC Healthcare he had become the Chief Strategy Officer at IPC, joining IPC after a long career in hospital medicine. He was the founder of Cogent Healthcare and served as its Chief Medical Officer for the first 17 years of the company’s history eventually becoming the company’s first EVP of Strategy and Innovation. After helping Cogent manage its merger with Sound Physicians, Dr. Greeno joined IPC as its first ever Chief Strategy Officer.
Dr. Greeno was the creator of the hospitalist program management model used by Cogent and originally developed and managed Cogent’s national network of hospitalist physicians that grew to over 1,200 providers and 2000 employees. He is considered a pioneer in Hospital Medicine, which has become the fastest growing field in the history of American medicine. He is a founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, which now has over 18,000 members. He is the Immediate Past President of SHM and serves on the Society’s Board of Directors. He is also the long-standing Chairman of Public Policy leading SHM’s advocacy and governmental relations efforts and recently joined the SHM staff as the Senior Advisor for Government Relations.
Dr. Greeno’s policy efforts consists primarily of working with Congress, CMS, CMMI, MedPAC and others on delivery system reform, population health, and the movement to value based payments. He is considered an expert in bundled payment programs and other alternative payment models, and on the impact of MACRA on physicians and he speaks nationally on these subjects.
Dr. Greeno is a nationally recognized expert on hospitalist programs and their clinical and administrative management and speaks and writes regularly on the subject. He has authored over thirty articles and book chapters on Hospital Medicine programs for national publications. In addition, he has presented at the national meetings of the American Hospital Association, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Physician Executives, American Association of Health Plans, HFMA, MGMA, The IPA Association of America, The National IPA Coalition, and several state hospital associations. in just the past year he has been a featured speaker at hospitalist meetings in Japan, Brazil, and the UK.
He is a recipient of the SHM Award for Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine given to only one hospitalist physician a year. In addition, SHM has awarded him a Master in Hospital Medicine, one of only a handful of individuals to ever receive this distinction. Three times Modern Healthcare has named Dr. Greeno to its list of “50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare,” the first hospitalist ever to make this prestigious list.
Dr. Greeno graduated from the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine in 1979, with Distinction and Alpha Omega Alpha. After completing a medical residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Greeno completed fellowships in Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and was a Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Immunology and Cellular Physiology at Rockefeller University in New York.
Dr. Greeno formerly served as Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit and Director of Respiratory Medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He has received board certification in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine.