MONTEREY PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SynerMed, a market-leading healthcare platform for government-sponsored healthcare programs in Monterey Park, California, announced today that Jorge Weingarten, MD, has joined the organization as the new Chief Medical Officer. Reporting directly to President and Chief Executive Officer James Mason, Dr. Weingarten will oversee the company’s medical affairs and clinical operations.
Dr. Weingarten is board certified in Internal Medicine and brings with him a wealth of experience in population health management, government-sponsored healthcare delivery, value-based care and quality improvement. He joins SynerMed from Care1st, a health plan where he oversaw all clinical operations as the company grew from a single line of Medi-Cal business with 40,000 members to more than 500,000 members in Medi-Cal and Medicare throughout California, Arizona and Texas.
“We have worked with Dr. Weingarten for many years and have grown to appreciate his capabilities and knowledge, especially in the government-sponsored arena,” said James Mason, President and Chief Executive Officer of SynerMed. “We are excited to have him as part of our team at SynerMed.”
During Dr. Weingarten’s 17-year tenure at Care1st, he spearheaded the recruitment and development of high-performance healthcare teams that managed all aspects of medical and quality standards, social services and pharmacy operations. He was instrumental in improving quality metrics, including attaining a Four-Star rating for Care1st’s Medicare plan, and maintaining NCQA accreditation over the last 10 years. Dr. Weingarten’s efforts in both utilization and quality activities led to the successful sale of Care1st to Blue Shield in 2015 for $1.3 billion.
“I look forward to working with James and his entire team at SynerMed to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality care that is both innovative and affordable,” said Dr. Weingarten, Chief Medical Officer at SynerMed.
Dr. Weingarten received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas, and he completed his residency in internal medicine at Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center. He is a Diplomate of the Board of Internal Medicine.
SynerMed is a market-leading healthcare organization specializing in government-sponsored programs headquartered in Monterey Park, California. SynerMed is dedicated to innovating healthcare through an integrated system of tools, purpose-built web platforms, and professional services that connect physicians, members, hospitals and health plans. SynerMed’s mission is to transform the healthcare system by rewarding high-quality and cost-effective care. For more information about SynerMed, visit www.synermed.com and www.synermedconnect.com.