We are delighted to share that Paul Shields, DO, has been named interim chief medical officer (CMO) for Great Lakes Integrated Network (GLIN).
As interim CMO, Dr. Shields will focus on physician engagement and alignment, as well as quality and clinical care management. He will provide clinical oversight for all GLIN population health programs; support the development of initiatives to address total cost of care, quality, and patient and provider satisfaction; and guide the development of provider-facing analytics to drive improvements to the quality and cost of care for patients affiliated with the IPA. Dr. Shields will continue to oversee the post-acute clinical services for GPPC during the evolving transition of leadership of the service line.
Dr. Shields most recently served as vice president of post-acute clinical services for General Physician, PC (GPPC), medical director of the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York, and physician advisor for post-acute care for Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in family medicine at MetroHealth Hospital in Erie, PA. Dr. Shields is a board-certified member of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP) as well as a member of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, American Osteopathic Association, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association, New York State Osteopathic Medical Society, and Erie County Medical Society.
Dr. Shields is truly an innovative leader with expertise in post-acute care and transitions of care. This expertise will greatly assist us as we develop care management at GLIN and work to improve integration throughout the network. His leadership will be critical in moving the IPA forward.
We look forward to Dr. Shields' leadership and the collaboration he will bring to GLIN.