Mount Carmel Health Partners Administration
Daniel Wendorff, MD
President and Medical Director
Dr. Wendorff has served as Medical Director since September 2009 and as President since October 2013. He was instrumental in the development of the organization’s clinical integration strategy and quality programs, and actively participates in many of our clinical committees. Dr. Wendorff is Board-Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and practiced as a primary care physician in Grove City.
Loren Ledheiser, DO
As the Medical Director for Mount Carmel Health Partners, Loren is responsible for overseeing performance improvement projects using evidence based medicine in conjunction with the Vice President of Clinical Performance Improvement. Some of his key activities include developing and implementing clinical guidelines, interacting with network physicians to improve understanding of network quality initiatives, compliance and communication related to third-party administrators and facilitating clinical integration initiatives. Loren is a Board-Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a member of Emergency Services Inc. He has been practicing emergency medicine at Mount Carmel since 1995.
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Ceballos is Mount Carmel Health Partners' Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the organization's strategy, operations and growth. Prior to joining Mount Carmel Health Partners, Michael led growth and strategy for Aver and Integra ServiceConnect. He has also served in various managed care general management and strategy roles. These past roles include leading Centene’s Ohio Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP), serving as Chief of Staff to UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare & Retirement CEO, and acting as an advisor to Care at Hand, a health care technology start-up acquired by Mindoula. Michael began his career as an engineer leading cross-functional teams. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Michael is on the Columbus Early Learning Center Board of Directors.
Linda Clem, MS, CPHQ
Vice President of Clinical Performance Improvement
Linda has been with Mount Carmel Health Partners' Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) since 2005 and currently oversees credentialing and quality functions as well as Mount Carmel's Hospice and Palliative Care Programs. Under her guidance, Mount Carmel Health Partners received NCQA Accreditation for Credentialing/Recredentialing in 2016. The CIN comprises 2300 physicians and advance practice providers. Linda has also been instrumental in managing the eleven Accountable Care Programs which covers over 206,000 people. Prior to joining Mount Carmel Health Partners, Linda helped launch MediGold, Mount Carmel's Medicare Advantage Plan. Linda received a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science from the Ohio State University. Linda is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt with over 20 years of health care and quality experience.
Director of Population Health
As the Director of Population Health, Tricia is responsible for oversight of daily program activities and providing leadership to RNs, healthcare specialists, and other healthcare professionals to assure effective care management. She also develops, implements, and manages care management plans and all related activities to ensure program goals are met. Previously, Tricia managed the Heart Failure & Structural Heart Services for Mount Carmel Health System and was instrumental in the implementation of the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic. She has 22 years of nursing of experience and attended Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
Vice President of Managed Care, Mount Carmel Health System
Lyn Flanagan is the Vice President of Managed Care for Mount Carmel Health System. She leads the system-wide payer, product, and payment innovation strategy and oversees business relationships with health plans. Previously, Lyn served as VP of Network Management at UnitedHealthcare and The Physicians Assurance Corporation. She also served as the Executive Director, Managed Care and Central Billing Office at MaternOhio Management Services. Lyn began her career as an operating room nurse, specializing in open heart and general surgery. She received her Diploma in Nursing and Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Mount Carmel. Lyn is committed to supporting programs which further enhance quality, better health and better care at lower costs in collaboration with Mount Carmel Health Partners.
Board of Directors:
Mark Stechshulte, MD, Chair
Ohio Gatroenterology Group
Frank Orth, DO
Immediate Health Associates
Richard Streck MD, Vice Chair
Mount Carmel Health System
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT &
CHIEF CLINICAL OPERATIONS OFFICER
Anantha Padmanabhan, MD
Colon & Rectal Surgery, Inc.
COLON AND RECTAL SURGERY
John Heintz, MD
Mount Carmel Medical Group
Mount Carmel Health System
PRESIDENT, MOUNT CARMEL WEST
John W. Tyznik, MD
Family Physicians of Gahanna
Alan Murnane, MD
OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
Daniel Wendorff, MD
Mount Carmel Health Partners
PRESIDENT AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Richard Oberlander, MD
Oberlander and Associates
Health Partners Committees
The Health Partners Clinical Process Improvement Committee works with physicians who do not meet the standards established as part of the Physician Engagement Dashboard. The committee administers corrective action plans specific to performance deficiencies identified by physicians that are participating in the Clinical Integration program. Assistance is provided to improve the physician's performance to ensure the network maintains a high level of quality.
|Daniel Wendorff, MD, Chair||Philip Santa-Emma, MD|
|Bruce Auerbach, MD||Fareed Shaikh, MD|
|Loren Leidheiser, DO||Greg Wise, MD|
The Contracting Committee conducts all payor contracting initiatives, to include pay for quality programs and shared savings distributions specific to the Mount Carmel Health Partners Clinical Integration program.
|2017 Contracting Committee Members|
|George Ho, MD, Chair||Thomas Brady, MD|
|David Huber, MD||Michael Leymaster, MD|
|Frank Orth, DO||Neil Richard, MD|
|Olugbenga Tolani, MD||Lyn Flanagan|
|Patty Callahan||Lyn Flanagan|
The Health Partners Credentialing Committee is charged with developing credentialing policies and procedures based on National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) guidelines. In addition, the committee reviews physician applications for Health Partners initial appointment and reappointment. The committee is also responsible for the ongoing monitoring of member physicians and making recommendations to the Board of Directors with respect to the termination or continuation of a physician's membership.
|Elena Christofides, MD, Chair||Matthew Cook, MD|
|David Drees, MD||Wiley Woodard, MD|
|Charles Vonder Embse, DO||Daniel Wendorff, MD|
The IT Committee assists in the selection and implementation of IT software used by participating physicians.
|Daniel Wendorff, MD, Chair ex-officio||Ying Chen, DO|
|Paul Grandinetti, MD||David McMahon, MD|
|Dennis Ruppel, MD||Jay Wallin, MD|
|Paul Kovach, MD||Anita Jordan|
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the Board of Directors to nominate candidates to fill physician committee positions. On an annual basis, the committee nominates candidates to be on the annual ballot to fill physician positions on the Board of Directors as terms expire.
|Mark Ricuarte, MD, Chair||Alan Dora, MD|
|Matthew Cook, MD||Neil Richard, MD|
|Adam Weiser, MD||Medard Lutmerding, MD|
|Deborah Woidtke, MD||Richard Oberlander, DO|
|Daniel Wendorff, MD, ex-officio|
The Quality and Clinical Integration Committee approves measures for the Health Partners Patient Registry, develops protocols, and reviews potential quality initiatives that will be part of the CI program.
|Daniel Wendorff, MD, Chair, ex-officio||Maria Courser, MD|
|Paul Grandinetti, MD||Joe Joseph, MD|
|Loren Leidheiser, DO||Dennis Ruppel, MD|
|Douglas Van Fossen, MD||Greg Wise, MD|
The Gaps in Care Committee is a subcommittee of the Quality and Clinical Integration Committee. This Committee focuses on quality gaps in care for Health Partners programs and seeks ways to continually improve physician and practice performance to attain and maintain a high quality of care. The Committee will also work to ensure maximum reporting on quality metrics through the registry and other future functionalities.
|Daniel Wendorff, MD, Chair||Mario Brunicardi, MD|
|Paul Grandinetti, MD||Beth Tranen, DO|
|Joseph Winchell, MD|
The Clinical Guidelines Committee is a subcommittee of the Quality and Clinical Integration Committee. This committee focuses on the review and development of clinical guidelines that are implemented to support the Mount Carmel Health Partners Clinically Integration Network and are used as a guide for physicians and other healthcare professionals to make appropriate clinical healthcare decisions.
|Loren Leidheiser, DO, Chair||Joe Joseph, MD|
|Dana Vallangeon, MD||Justin Weprin, MD|
|Mario Zacharatos, MD||Daniel Bloch, MD|