Chomeau Joins Lee Health as Chief Population Health Officer

New Role Focuses On Value-Based Care Model

(Fort Myers, Fla. – Jan. 18, 2017) --- Lee Health is proud to welcome John Chomeau, chief population health officer. Chomeau will be responsible for developing innovative business models that create a seamless health care system for all patients’ needs and incorporates care delivery strategies that improve patient experiences and provider engagement with the goal of improving population outcomes across the continuum of care.

In his role, Chomeau will shape Lee Health’s approach to value-based care, which focuses on keeping people healthy, as well as improving the health of those with chronic conditions through evidence-based, cost-effective means. He will manage contract development and negotiation, network management, provider relations and technology solutions to support and define the Accountable Care strategic direction and plan the development and execution of Lee Health value-based care strategies, which include infrastructure, resources, contracting, partnerships and innovative community care models.

Chomeau will also oversee the Physician-Hospital Organization (PHO) and Clinical Integration Network (CIN) and will be responsible for developing strategies that meet the needs of providers, Lee Health, and local employers and payers, while also improving quality and service to patients.

“We are excited to have John Chomeau join our team,” says Scott Nygaard, M.D., MBA, Lee Health chief medical & clinical integration officer. “His rich and diverse work experiences make him well-qualified for this new role. His first task at Lee Health is to lead a team in evaluating the feasibility of exploring solutions that would better serve our Medicaid and Medicare populations.”

In his career, Chomeau served as the president of Magellan Health where he managed the Commercial Division and led the transformation of the organization to deliver population-specific, risk-bearing clinical solutions through integrated behavioral, medical and pharmacy protocols. He formerly served as president and chief operating officer/head of Medicare of Aetna where he repositioned the Medicare segment for record growth and restored the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) post-sanction relationship for Aetna’s future success. He also served as the vice president/general manager of Medica where he led the Center for Healthy Aging, the Medicare and individual and family divisions and was an officer of Medica.

Chomeau says he looks forward to integrating his prior population health focused work experiences into his new role at Lee Health. “I am very excited to be part of a great organization like Lee Health that is fully committed to improving the health of our community by better aligning our population health strategy,” he says. “For over 100 years, Lee Health has been committed to safety, quality and compassion. We are continuing to be wise stewards of resources by driving new levels of collaboration that engage patients in their health journey, rewards clinicians for outcomes and improves patient experience.”

About Lee Health

Since the opening of the first hospital in 1916, Lee Health has been a health care leader in Southwest Florida, constantly evolving to meet the needs of the community. A non-profit, integrated health care services organization, Lee Health is committed to the well-being of every individual served, focused on healthy living and maintaining good health. Staffed by caring people, inspiring health, services are conveniently located throughout the community in four acute care hospitals, two specialty hospitals, outpatient centers, walk-in medical centers, primary care and specialty physician practices and other services across the continuum of care. Learn more at

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