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APP adopts dyad leadership model

New leadership structures pair clinical and administrative leads to oversee entity, primary care and specialty services.


I am pleased to announce a few important organizational changes at Asante Physician Partners that will go into effect this month. These changes will move APP toward a dyad model of leadership, which has been a vision for APP since its inception.

In health care, the dyad leadership model is best described as pairing a physician with a nonphysician administrator for strategic and operational oversight. Studies on dyad leadership models show it helps improve communication and efficiency, offers a more patient-centric approach to leadership, and standardizes clinical and operational leadership that focuses on teams rather than individuals.

An organization’s governance and leadership structure is responsible for embedding the necessary attributes to make it successful, and care must be taken to ensure the structure is expertly constructed.

The dyad leadership model has emerged as the best practice for guiding and managing health care organizations and we are confident that will be true for Asante Physician Partners.

Asante Physician Partners

Eric Loeliger

Eric Loeliger, MD, becomes vice president of Medical Affairs for ATRMC and APP. In this new role, he will lead physician relations for APP and be accountable for provider leadership, while maintaining his responsibilities as VPMA at ATRMC.

Doug Ward will continue in his role as vice president of Operations and join Dr. Loeliger as his dyad partner. Together, they will provide strategic and operational oversight to the medical group.

APP Primary Care division

Shalene LambertShalene Lambert will become director of APP Primary Care. She has served as practice manager at APP–Family Medicine in Grants Pass since 2018.

Sue Hagar, MD, will continue as primary care division medical director and join Shalene Lambert as her dyad partner. Dr. Hagar will continue to serve as the site medical director for the Black Oak primary care clinic in Medford.

APP Specialty Care division

Mike Nunn serves as director of APP Specialty Care. Nunn joined Asante in 2020.

Scott Nelson, DO, will become the division medical director and join Mike Nunn as his dyad partner. Dr. Nelson is a general and colorectal surgeon in Grants Pass.

Tags: APP, Doug Ward, dyad leadership, Eric Loeliger, Jamie Grebosky, Mike Nunn, model, Scott Nelson, Shalene Lambert, Sue Hagar
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