Dignity Well being Mercy Medical Group (MMG) has appointed Peter Valenzuela, MD, MBA, as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). As CMO, Dr. Valenzuela will oversee all features of scientific care supply for MMG and supply strategic management to offer high-quality, patient-centric care within the Sacramento area. This contains the efficiency, recruitment, engagement and wellness of the 480 main and specialty care clinicians with Dignity Well being Mercy Medical Group. He will probably be chargeable for affected person security, satisfaction and general high quality of scientific care.
“Dr. Valenzuela brings extraordinary expertise and a real dedication to excellence in affected person care,” stated Alan Shatzel, DO, MBA, CEO of Dignity Well being Mercy Medical Group. “His perception, expertise, and artistic management model are useful belongings to Mercy Medical Group as we navigate affected person wants in an ever-evolving well being care setting.”
Dr. Valenzuela will concentrate on strategic objectives to assist speed up innovation and lead change, promote security and wellness all through the group, ship high-quality affected person care at an awesome worth, and foster patient-provider relationships. Dr. Valenzuela will even lead and increase vaccination efforts to incorporate underserved populations in our group who lack entry to care, and can proceed to search out progressive methods to look after sufferers remotely.
“I turned a doctor to assist others enhance their well being and well-being,” stated Dr. Valenzuela. “I’m proud to be a member of a company that has the sufferers’ finest pursuits at coronary heart.”
A graduate of College of Texas Southwestern Medical College, Dr. Valenzuela accomplished his residency in Household Drugs at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Price, Texas. After 5 years of practising rural drugs, Dr. Valenzuela went into lecturers at Texas Tech College Well being Sciences Heart of the Permian Basin the place he served as Assistant Dean for Medical Affairs and Chair of the Division of Household and Group Drugs for 4 years.
Dr. Valenzuela’s progressive management model and dedication to high quality care has led him to many accolades all through his profession. Twice, he has been acknowledged by the Medical Group Administration Affiliation and American Faculty of Medical Observe Executives (MGMA-ACMPE) with the Harwick Innovation Award and the Doctor Government of the Yr Award.
Dr. Valenzuela earned a Masters of Enterprise Administration from Auburn College and is a Licensed Medical Observe Government. He holds further certifications in The Innovators DNA, Insights for Innovation from IDEO U, Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Duke College, and a Six Sigma Greenbelt for Healthcare from Villanova College.
When he’s not strategizing about affected person care, Dr. Valenzuela enjoys spending time together with his spouse Vivian, who’s a winemaker. He’s an avid cartoonist and in addition enjoys climbing, studying and wine-tasting.