On Friday, the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) appointed Dr. Halee S. Fischer-Wright, MD, MMM, FAAP as the Association’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective March 23.
Dr. Fischer-Wright is a renown healthcare executive and physician leader currently serving as Chief Medical Officer at St. Anthony North Health Campus (Westminster, Colo.), which is part of the Centura Health System. Additionally, she started her own successful medical practice early in her career, has spent time as a management consultant, and served as president of Rose Medical Group in Denver, a 680 physician PHO/MSO for 12 years. She also co-authored the New York Times bestselling book,Tribal Leadership. Dr. Fischer-Wright has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado and received her MD degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
“I am awed and inspired by the power of the national voice of 33,000 MGMA members, participating in groups of all sizes, specialties and their ability to lead high performance medical practices that elevate patient care, despite the overwhelming velocity of change in healthcare,” said Dr. Fischer-Wright in a statement. “I am thrilled to be named MGMA President and Chief Executive Officer and to have the opportunity to work alongside such passionate members and talented staff.”
Under Dr. Fischer-Wright’s leadership, she will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and vision to MGMA and the larger healthcare industry, managing the MGMA staff and Association operations, as well as representing medical group practices and continuing to position the organization as the resource for members on critical healthcare issues. She will also be tasked with implementing the Association’s new three year strategic plan, according to MGMA officials.