Tacoma, WA (May 19, 2020) US Post Acute Care LLC (US PAC) a physician-led medical practice group, announced today that Kevin Henning MD joins the leadership team as Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. Reporting to Founder and CEO Darren Swenson MD, Dr. Henning will lead a clinical team of forty physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants focused on the care of post-acute and long-term care patients in an inpatient setting.
Dr. Henning joins US PAC with extensive experience as a practicing physician, medical director, and physician executive. Since 2013 Dr. Henning served as Medical Director for Optum CarePlus for the states of Washington and Oregon. Prior to that, he served as Chief Medical Director for Amedisys, Inc. a national hospice and home health company. Dr. Henning is board-certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Additionally, Dr. Henning is a Certified Medical Director with the American Medical Directors Association. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Currently, Dr. Henning serves as President of the National POLST Leadership Council and on the board of the Washington State Post Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine Society. Dr. Henning received his medical training at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Henning has served on the teaching faculty of a family medicine residency and in the private practice of family medicine. He is committed to ensuring post-acute care patients receive the highest quality medical care available. A well regarded teacher and lecturer at many U.S. and international medical meetings, Dr. Henning has expertise in teaching and fostering communication skills among clinicians that maximize both patient outcomes and the patient care experience.
Commenting on Dr. Henning’s new appointment, Dr. Swenson said, “Post-acute medicine today has entered a new phase of innovation, and Dr. Henning is just the person to provide leadership to our clinical team as we scale to new markets with our proven model of care. Dr. Henning’s commitment to delivering excellent quality care combined with his focus on improving clinical communications will prove to be a successful combination in the post-COVID environment.”
Dr. Henning added, “I am excited to join an organization so committed to being on the leading edge of post-acute medicine as our specialty gains prominence in the overall inpatient care delivery system. US PAC’s creation of the SmartPACTM program for managing key clinical metrics is a great example of the company’s commitment to innovation in post-acute care, and I see much potential in its continued rollout. I look forward to working with this highly dedicated team of post-acute clinicians in their commitment to excellent quality of care for this special group of patients.”
About US Post Acute Care
US Post Acute Care, is a premier physician-led Management Services Organization dedicated exclusively to supporting the medical care of patients in the post-acute setting. National in scope, US Post Acute Care is focused on the delivery of high quality care to patients in skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes and senior care communities. US Post Acute Care designed and utilizes a proprietary clinical excellence program called SmartPACTM, a comprehensive clinical program for post-acute care enabling our clinical teams to improve patient outcomes and quality of care. For more information, visit our website at www.USPostAcuteCare.com
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Todd J. Kislak