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
Medical Director
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.

Michael Ceballos
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.

Tricia Wise
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.

Lyn Flanagan
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

Anantha Padmanabhan, MD
Colon & Rectal Surgery, Inc.

John Heintz, MD
Mount Carmel Medical Group

Beth Traini
Community Director

Sean McKibben
Mount Carmel Health System

John W. Tyznik, MD
Family Physicians of Gahanna

Alan Murnane, MD
Westar OBGYN

Daniel Wendorff, MD
Mount Carmel Health Partners

Richard Oberlander, MD
Oberlander and Associates

Health Partners Committees

Clinical Process Improvement Committee

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.

2017 Clinical Process Improvement Committee Members
Daniel Wendorff, MD, Chair Philip Santa-Emma, MD
Bruce Auerbach, MD Fareed Shaikh, MD
Loren Leidheiser, DO Greg Wise, MD

Contracting Committee

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
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

Credentialing Committee

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.

2017 Credentialing Committee Members
Elena Christofides, MD, Chair Matthew Cook, MD
David Drees, MD Wiley Woodard, MD
Charles Vonder Embse, DO Daniel Wendorff, MD

Information Technology Committee

The IT Committee assists in the selection and implementation of IT software used by participating physicians.

2017 IT Committee Members
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

Nominating Committee

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.

2017 Nominating Committee Members
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

Quality and Clinical Integration Committee

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.

2017 Quality and Clinical Integration Committee Members
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
Holly Reardon

Gaps in Care Subcommittee

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.

2017 Gaps in Care Subcommittee Members
Daniel Wendorff, MD, Chair Mario Brunicardi, MD
Paul Grandinetti, MD Beth Tranen, DO
Joseph Winchell, MD

Clinical Guidelines Committee

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.

2017 Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee Members
Loren Leidheiser, DO, Chair Joe Joseph, MD
Dana Vallangeon, MD Justin Weprin, MD
Mario Zacharatos, MD Daniel Bloch, MD