The Council of Accountable Physician Practices (CAPP), a coalition of American multi-specialty medical groups and health systems, recently announced the election of Stephen Parodi, MD, as chair of the Board.
Dr. Parodi is an associate executive director of The Permanente Medical Group, one of the 31 integrated multi-specialty groups that form CAPP along with all other Permanente Medical Groups, and serves as executive vice president of External Affairs, Communications, and Brand at The Permanente Federation. He assumes the chair role following the retirement of Robert Pearl, MD, whose bold vision led CAPP in developing a strong national footprint promoting organized patient-centered health care delivery.
“CAPP’s work in spotlighting the need for transformation in health care delivery is absolutely critical to the national dialogue on health care,” noted Dr. Parodi. “For more than a decade, CAPP has raised awareness and galvanized action in the policy arena and within the health care industry through research, publications, events such as the Better Together Health series in Washington, DC, and a proactive media relations initiative.
“The often contentious discussions on the future of American health care underscore the continued importance of CAPP’s mission: to ensure that our health care system supports both patients and physicians through care coordination, robust health care technology, physician-leadership, and patient-centered services and treatments based on the state of the art and science of medicine.”
An infectious disease specialist, Dr. Parodi has expertise in numerous critical areas within the Oakland, Calif.-based The Permanente Medical Group, including hospital operations, inpatient quality and patient safety, care of complex patients, risk management, transgender health, nephrology, and renal transplant services.
Dr. Parodi obtained his medical degree at Georgetown University, completed his medical residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and an infectious disease fellowship at the UCLA Affiliated Program in Infectious Disease. He is a fellow in the Infectious Disease Society of America and serves as a delegate to the California Medical Association for the Very Large Group Forum.
About the Permanente Medical Groups
The Permanente Medical Groups are composed of more than 21,000 physicians dedicated to the mission of improving the health of our patients and the communities in which we provide care. We practice in eight self-governed, physician-led, prepaid, multispecialty medical groups. Together with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, we are Kaiser Permanente – an award-winning health care system that delivers Permanente Medicine to more than 11.8 million Kaiser Permanente members. We work collaboratively, enabled by state-of-the-art facilities and technology, to provide preventive and world-class complex care in eight states – from Hawaii to Maryland – and the District of Columbia.
About The Permanente Federation
In 1997, the Permanente Medical Groups formed The Permanente Federation LLC to represent their shared interests. The Federation serves as the key partner on behalf of the medical groups with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals on national initiatives.