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3 Strategies for Combating Physician Burnout
August 17, 2018

3 Strategies for Combating Physician Burnout

Physicians call it “Pajama Time.” But it has nothing to do with curling up with a good book before heading off to bed. In medical parlance, Pajama Time refers to the several hours at night that many physicians must set aside to catch up on completing notes, tasks and orders that they simply don’t have a time to manage during the workday. However, Pajama Time is symptomatic of a larger and growing problem throughout the medical profession: physician burnout. Dealing with a flood of medical data is a major cause of physician burnout. But it’s not the only one.... more
Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center Recognized for Quality in Value-Based Cancer Care
June 25, 2018

Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center Recognized for Quality in Value-Based Cancer Care

Summit Medical Group MD Anderson Cancer Center has been recognized with a Blue Distinction® Centers for Cancer Care designation as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. By combining nationally consistent quality criteria with locally effective value-based programs, Blue Distinction Centers for Cancer Care deliver maximum value to members battling cancer by aligning health care payments with improved health outcomes. The designation is available for all cancer types and various care settings, including physician groups, cancer centers, hospitals and accountable care organizations (ACOs).... more
How Healthcare Organizations Can Stay on Top of Insider Threats
June 19, 2018

How Healthcare Organizations Can Stay on Top of Insider Threats

Inside actors, either accidental or malicious, pose the largest attack vector for hospitals and private practices. Healthcare is the only industry where insider threats are greater than threats from the outside. This is according to the recently released 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) by Verizon, which noted the prevalence of human error as well as threats from phishing and ransomware.... more
The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care
April 09, 2018

The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care

The New York Times reported on the major consolidations in the health care industry and the impact on doctors and patients. Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger, CEO and Chairman of Summit Health Management and Summit Medical Group, was quoted about managing patient care as deals involving major players proliferate. Click here to read the article... more
Healthy Business Model: ROI-NJ Q&A With CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger
April 05, 2018

Healthy Business Model: ROI-NJ Q&A With CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger

ROI-NJ, a go-to source for New Jersey business information, recently sat with SMG Chairman & CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger to discuss the exemplary business model that has led to SMG’s extraordinary growth. The Q&A, featuring discussion of taking business worries away from the doctors, standardization of health care and quality for patients, and expansion of our business model appeared in ROI-NJ’s April 2nd print issue. ROI-NJ previously recognized Dr. Le Benger as a visionary leader in the health care category of their annual ranking of the most powerful people in New Jersey business.... more
CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger Named to 2018 NJBIZ Power 100 List
March 27, 2018

CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger Named to 2018 NJBIZ Power 100 List

For the fourth consecutive year, Jeffrey Le Benger, MD, FACS, the CEO of Summit Health Management, parent company to Summit Medical Group, has been named to NJ Biz’s Power 100, and continues to seek to revolutionize outpatient health care delivery in New Jersey. Ranked 31 on the 2017 list, Dr. Le Benger is recognized as being an impactful innovator and ahead of the health care curve for many years. Dr. Le Benger has navigated SMG’s dramatic transition from a small medical practice to the largest independent multispecialty doctor network in the state with over 80 offices.... more
CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger featured in Modern Healthcare
March 14, 2018

CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger featured in Modern Healthcare

Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger, chairman and CEO of Summit Medical Group and Summit Health Management, shares his thoughts on primary care and healthcare services and how their costs in the long run will decrease. He emphasizes that ultimately, costs will go down. He also goes on to say that, "the more we spend on outpatient utilization, the lower the spending is on inpatient utilization and overall patient per member per month spending."... more
CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger Featured in Becker's Hospital Review
February 08, 2018

CEO Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger Featured in Becker's Hospital Review

Dr. Jeffrey Le Benger, chairman and CEO of Summit Medical Group and Summit Health Management, shares his thoughts on what it takes for physicians to stay focused on quality of care and the patient experience at a time when pressures to cut costs are on the rise.... more
Summit Health Management Named Business Of The Year
December 04, 2017

Summit Health Management Named Business Of The Year

Summit Health Management (SHM) received a top accolade in the NJBIZ Business of the Year awards program, which recognizes the state’s most dynamic businesses and business leaders who share a commitment to professional excellence, business growth, and the community.... more
News of SHM’s National Platform for Physician Groups Featured in Modern Healthcare
October 25, 2017

News of SHM’s National Platform for Physician Groups Featured in Modern Healthcare

Summit Health Management’s national platform to help physician groups remain independent and physician-driven has launched with two major partnerships with Bend Memorial Clinic of Oregon and the formation of Summit Medical Group Arizona.... more
Summit Health Management Unveils National Expansion
September 13, 2017

Summit Health Management Unveils National Expansion

Summit Health Management (SHM) unveiled transactions today that will extend its highly effective patient care and physician group management model outside of New Jersey.... more
Bloomberg BNA: Physician Group Consolidations Let Doctors Be Doctors
August 24, 2017

Bloomberg BNA: Physician Group Consolidations Let Doctors Be Doctors

Financial, administrative, and regulatory demands are pushing physicians into new practice models that are giving them more time to do what they do best—treat patients.... more
Modern Healthcare article on pace of healthcare deals in 2017
July 27, 2017

Modern Healthcare article on pace of healthcare deals in 2017

Summit Health Management CEO, Jeffrey Le Benger, MD comments on mergers and acquisitions throughout the healthcare sector.... more
Healthcare-Informatics Magazine article on 2018 QPP/MACRA proposal features Dr. Le Benger.
July 19, 2017

Healthcare-Informatics Magazine article on 2018 QPP/MACRA proposal features Dr. Le Benger.

Even as the leaders of many physician organizations worry about the implications of the 2018 proposed rule for the QPP under MACRA, senior leaders at pioneering physician-lead organizations are charging ahead into risk-based contracting—and learning a lot... more