President, Population Health Management and CEO of Ayin Health Health Solutions
Providence St. Joseph Health
Rhonda M. Medows, M.D., is President of Population Health at Providence St. Joseph Health, the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. She oversees the Providence Health Plan, Value Based Care, Payer Strategy & Contracting, Physician Services, Care Management, Population Health Informatics and the affiliated Pacific Medical Group.
She also currently serves as a member of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee to make recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services on current and future physician payment models.
Dr. Medows has an extensive background in both the private health sector and government health programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
Prior to joining Providence, she served as executive vice president and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group. While there, she led improvement initiatives to enhance clinical quality and operational excellence.
Until March 2010, Dr. Medows served as commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community Health. She also served as the state health officer for Georgia, where she oversaw Georgia’s Medicaid and SCHIP programs, the state employee benefit plan, public health emergency preparedness and rural health information technology.
Dr. Medows was secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, the state agency responsible for the Medicaid and SCHIP programs, health facility regulation, managed care quality, health information exchange and public policy development.
She also served as chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Southeast Region.
Dr. Medows holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and earned her medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She practiced medicine at Mayo Clinic and is board certified in family medicine. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.