Spring Hills Names Dr. Pierantonio Russo as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer

Veteran Cardiac Surgeon, Heart Transplant Surgeon and Health Care Executive to Lead Expansion of Organization’s Population Health Management Program

Spring Hills announced today that it has named Pierantonio Russo, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer of the Population Health Management Program. Russo will oversee the integration of Population Health into Spring Hills’ clinical programs and offer guidance to providers, payers, and policymakers on IT and AI enabled comprehensive population management, including complex care for high-risk, high cost, high needs patients.

Following two decades of practicing cardiac and heart transplant surgery, first at the Mayo Clinic, Russo assumed executive leadership roles providing expertise in medical informatics, machine learning (ML) and predictive modeling applications in health care, value-based insurance and outcome-based contracts, and population medicine. Prior to joining Spring Hills, Russo served as the Chief Medical Officer of HVH/Eversana, a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and ML for health care applications and global commercial services to the life sciences industry. Among other projects, Russo led an initiative with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on early predictors and medical cost of several rare diseases.

In 2016-17, Russo served as Vice President of Health Services at Boston-based Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Insurance Council Chair and board member of the Massachusetts Health Care Quality Partners. He supported the creation of a framework for utilization, quality management and reimbursement that facilitated the launch of the virtual hospital or hospital-at-home program, Medicallyhome. From 2007-2016, Russo was Medical Director at Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia, where he leveraged predictive algorithms codesigned with the data science team to implement disease management and telemedicine initiatives for patients with heart failure.

“Dr. Russo is a clinician with a notable track record of driving new innovation to improve patient care and outcomes,” said Alex Markowits, Founder and President/CEO of Spring Hills. “He is keenly aware of the numerous factors that can impact a person’s health and has created programs over the past decade to close critical gaps in communication and care. His background and expertise make him an ideal fit to lead the growth of our population health management program. With his experience in cardiology, Dr. Russo also will be a key asset to our specialized cardiac program for people transitioning from hospital to home after a cardiac event.”

Spring Hills operates Post-Acute Care, Assisted Living, and Memory Care communities and Home Care services for seniors and those with chronic health needs. The company is expanding to include clinical programs that will offer residents and patients uniquely comprehensive health care. Population Health Management is fully integrated into the clinical programs, including the recently established Cardiac Program.

Spring Hills Population Health associates build relationships with the patient and family while in the hospital to ensure a smooth transition to Spring Hills and provide support during their stay and for 90 days post-discharge. Services include care coordination, personal communication, follow-up appointments, home visits, remote monitoring and removing social or financial barriers to care. Through Population Health

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Love Island’s Jack Fincham shows off fitness transformation

Jack Fincham showed off his abs (Picture: Jack Fincham/Rex)

Love Island star Jack Fincham looks a little unrecognisable in a new snap which sees him showing off his incredible fitness transformation.

The reality star’s hard work has clearly been paying off, as he showed off his abs in a mirror selfie.

Sharing a photo of his epic transformation, he wrote in the caption: ‘Dad bod.’

His friends and fans were quick to cheer him on, with fellow Love Island star and new dad Jamie Jewitt writing: ‘There he is, fighting fit mate 💪’.

Fitness influencer Jacqueline West added: Well done for the discipline Jack! Good luck,’ while former Love Islander Dom Lever simply told him: ‘I would.’

Good to know, Dom. Good to know.

Jack, 29, became a dad for the first time in January this year, welcoming his daughter Blossom with his friend Casey Ranger.

The reality star has since explained that he chose to keep his baby news quiet at first to give Blossom’s mum, who isn’t in the public eye, as ‘peaceful’ a pregnancy as possible.

Jack rose to fame on the fourth series of Love Island (Picture: ITV/REX)

Opening up on his reaction to finding out he was going to be a father, Jack admitted that the first thing he did was panic.

Speaking to The Sun in February, Jack confessed: ‘I’m not going to sit here and lie, at the start, I couldn’t get my head around it at all. I was like, “Sh*t, oh god!”

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‘I just wasn’t expecting it. I remember I was sitting in this bar and I panicked… you just don’t plan for it.’

Jack shot to fame on the fourth series of Love Island back in 2018, where he won the ITV2 dating show with his ex-girlfriend Dani Dyer.

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