Consensus Health Names Michael Lovett Chief Executive Officer
January 23, 2024
Current President and Chief Operating Officer Becomes CEO of Organization
MARLTON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Consensus Health, a leading New Jersey-based healthcare organization with a physician-led medical group and an Independent Physician Alliance (IPA), announced today Michael Lovett has assumed the role of chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2024. Previously, Lovett served as the organization’s president and chief operating officer. He will retain the president position.
In this new capacity, Lovett will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, finance, sales and marketing, value-based care initiatives and human resources/compliance at Consensus Health and at the Company’s affiliated medical practices. Consensus Health’s network spans more than 160 New Jersey-based independent primary care providers and specialty doctors across 69 locations in its medical group while the IPA includes more than 600 providers and two service organizations.
Lovett initially joined Consensus Health in May 2021 as chief operating officer. In October 2022, he was appointed interim president and was officially named the Company’s president in June 2023. During his tenure, he dramatically contributed to the Company’s overall strategic direction and growth and led the expansion of its growing medical practices throughout New Jersey, which now total nearly 60 statewide under the Consensus Health umbrella.
“I deeply appreciate the trust our Board of Managers, physician leadership and the entire Consensus Health team has placed in me. I am honored to be promoted to chief executive officer and will work to preserve the role of the independent physician, since it is profoundly important to our Company, as well as to all our member physicians, patients and payors,” Lovett said.
“Consensus Health brings a differentiating and distinctive model to the people of New Jersey, which has made a dramatic impact on the local healthcare landscape. Unlike many other geographic areas, Consensus Health has worked to preserve and protect the independent physician model, and as a result, our community has realized numerous advantages in terms of direct improvements in overall patient health, positive impacts from our value-based care programs, benefits of cost efficiencies and improvements in outcomes from our innovative model. We are gratified that New Jersey residents can truly benefit from our ability to maintain the power of the independent physician,” he concluded.
“Mike has played a pivotal role in this Company’s growth strategy and success since he joined. The depth of his healthcare knowledge has helped shape our direction and continues to influence the increasing number of practices which are joining our growing network. We look forward to the ongoing contributions Mike stands to make as CEO of our enterprise,” stated Dr. Nedal Shami, Chief Executive Officer of CareAbout Health, a value-based care managed services organization, which supports Consensus Health.
Lovett has 25 years of healthcare experience, previously serving as chief operating officer at Northwell Direct, a division of Northwell Health. Earlier, he was chief commercial officer at Formativ Health, a Northwell-affiliated company. Prior, he spent eight years in roles of increasing responsibility at NextGen Healthcare (a healthcare IT company providing electronic health records and practice management tools). Lovett also held business development, sales and operations positions at various healthcare companies, including a 10-year stint at WebMD Practice Services. He 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 CareAbout Health
CareAbout Health provides management, resources, value-add services, technology, and other support to its portfolio of medical groups and healthcare focused companies. CareAbout Health is helping align incentives to create a world where patients, providers, and payers work together in a seamless, coordinated manner toward common goals: higher quality, lower costs, better outcomes, and healthier communities. For more information, please visit www.careabout.com.
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 160 member physicians across 58 practices and 69 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.