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Samaritan CEO Named to Statewide Leadership Board

Doug Boysen, president/chief executive officer of Samaritan Health Services, was recently elected to the Oregon Health Leadership Council’s (OHLC) board of directors.

Formed in 2008 at the request of Oregon’s business community, the OHLC brings together health plan, hospital and physician leaders to identify and act on cost-saving solutions that maximize efficiencies while delivering high quality patient care.

Among the Council’s current initiatives are:

  • Identifying and optimizing best practices in health care delivery and transformation;
  • Facilitating the use of Alternative Payment Models as a way for Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) to pay for innovative and cost-effective treatment options. (CCOs provide health coverage for Oregon Health Plan members.)
  • Identifying and advocating for ways to simplify and streamline administrative costs in health care;
  • Connecting health care providers through innovative technology solutions that improve care coordination and reduce ineffective care.

Boysen became Samaritan’s chief executive in 2018. He also currently serves on the board of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.