Consensus Health Names Chief Operating Officer Michael Lovett to the Additional Post of President
(Marlton, NJ) June 5, 2023
Consensus Health, a leading physician-owned and governed medical group comprised of more than 150 New Jersey-based independent primary care providers and specialty doctors across more than 60 locations, announced today the appointment of Chief Operating Officer Michael Lovett to the additional post of president.
Lovett joined Consensus Health as COO in May 2021 and also held the title of interim president since October 2022. Since initially joining the Company, he has significantly contributed to its overall strategic plan and direction as well as the rapid expansion of its growing medical practices.
In this new capacity, Lovett will oversee the day-to-day operations of both the Company and its affiliated medical practices along with finance, sales and marketing, value-based care (VBC) initiatives, and human resources/compliance.
Lovett brings 25 years of related healthcare experience to his role. Prior to Consensus Health, he served as COO at Northwell Direct, a division of Northwell Health, during which time he focused on building a new direct-to-employer health services business. Earlier, he was the chief commercial officer at Formativ Health, also a Northwell-affiliated company, which leveraged technology to improve many facets of healthcare services and the patient experience. Lovett’s eight years of serving in roles of increasing responsibility at NextGen Healthcare (a healthcare IT company providing electronic health records and practice management tools), also well-positioned him for this healthcare services role. Prior, Lovett held various roles spanning business development, sales and operations at a range of healthcare companies, including a 10-year stint at WebMD Practice Services.
“The Board of Managers, our physician leadership and the Consensus Health team has placed deep trust and confidence in me with the additional appointment of president, which I am honored to undertake. During my tenure here, I have witnessed firsthand the benefits our distinctive model brings to all our stakeholders, including physicians, patients and payors, throughout New Jersey. Patients statewide are truly benefiting from the care we provide since providers who are part of our practice model are able to dedicate more time to delivering personalized care and making the best decisions around their health. This is a markedly different approach to the ways in which healthcare is mainly delivered today. We plan to continue elevating the presence of Consensus Health and the levels of quality care we bring to patients statewide by attracting more physicians to our innovative model,” Lovett said of his new position.
Dr. Nedal Shami, chief executive officer of CareAbout Health, a VBC managed services organization which supports Consensus Health, shared his thoughts on the recent promotion of Lovett: “In his previous role as COO, Mike played a critical role in both growing the Company and improving its performance, particularly over the past two years. He led the operations team effectively, including the successful integration of numerous primary care and multi-specialty physician practices. This promotion is a well-deserved recognition of Mike and his team. His remarkable experience and expertise continue to benefit our patients, providers, employees, and the Company overall and will also help strengthen its presence across New Jersey. We eagerly anticipate the continued contributions Mike will bring in his new role and the value he will add to the organization.”
Lovett holds a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational management and finance from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware and a Master of Business Administration degree in executive leadership from the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.
About Consensus Health
Marlton, New Jersey-based Consensus Health is a leading physician-owned and -governed medical group comprised of New Jersey-based independent primary care providers and specialty doctors. Consensus Health affords its more than 150 member physicians across more than 60 locations clinical autonomy, which enables them to focus on the delivery of high levels of patient care within the local markets they each serve. Currently, Consensus Health provides medical care statewide throughout 17 New Jersey counties.