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ACO Name & Location

Southcoast Accountable Care Organization LLC
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740



ACO Primary Contact

Keith A. Hovan
President & CEO
Southcoast Health System and Southcoast Hospitals Group
101 Page Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-679-7103
info@southcoast.org



Composition of ACO

Partnership arrangement between hospitals and ACO professionals



ACO Participants



ACO Governing Body

Board of Managers 

  • Keith A. Hovan, Voting member and President/Ex-officio
  • Warren Wood, MD, Voting member and Chair
  • Christopher P. Cheney, MD, Voting member, Southcoast Physicians Group
  • Gary F. Conner, Voting member and Clerk/Treasurer
  • Ellen Banach, Voting member, Southcoast Hospitals Group
  • Joseph A. Costa, DO, Voting member, Southcoast Physicians Group
  • Paul B. Iannini, MD, Voting member, Southcoast Hospitals Group
  • Robert McGowen, MD, Voting member, Southcoast Physicians Group
  • Curtis J. Mello, MD, Voting member, Southcoast Physicians Group
  • Ronald A. Schwartz, MD, Voting member, Southcoast Physicians Group
  • Hugh Woolverton, MD, Voting member, Southcoast Physicians Group



ACO Committees and Key Leadership

ACO Workteam 

  • Cynthia Wicks (Chair): President, Southcoast Physicians Network
  • Michael Hyder: CMIO,Vice President, Population Health and IT
  • Warren Wood, M.D., President, Southcoast Physician Group
  • Melissa Rose, Vice President, Payor Contracting and Reimbursement
  • Sharon Jones, President & CEO, Southcoast Visiting Nurse Association, Southcoast Health System
  • Karen Mayer, Sr. Project Manager, Ambulatory E.H.R & ACO
  • Janice Romagnolo, Director, Integrated Services
  • Joyce Brennan, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
  • Traci McNeil, Marketing & Public Relations,
  • Aileen Landry, Director of Operations, Southcoast Physicians Group
  • Patricia Haskins, Director of Operations, Southcoast Physicians Group
  • Julie Karczinski, Director of Operations, Southcoast Physicians Group
  • Susan Coutinho, Practice Administrator



Aggregate Amount of Shared Savings/Losses

  • 2013 - Performance Year 1 TBD
  • 2014 - Performance Year 2 TBD
  • 2015 - Performance Year 3 TBD


For additional information about Accountable Care Organizations, please visit www.medicare.gov/acos.html or call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.


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