Costa Mesa, CA (BUSINESS WIRE) – Dr. Roman Kownacki, an esteemed physician and thought leader in occupational medicine, has joined Agile Occupational Medicine as Vice President of Quality Assurance. Dr. Kownacki will focus on keeping Agile patient-centric while allowing physician autonomy to make the best occupational medicine clinical decisions for the best patient outcome.
“Dr. Kownacki's role in overseeing our quality assurance and management across the enterprise will ensure Agile remains the premier occupational medicine group delivering quality outcomes,” said Dr. Minh Nguyen, Chief Medical Officer at Agile. “His decades of occupational experience, commitment to our specialty, and compassionate leadership combined with his focus on continuous quality improvement is a tremendous asset to our medical group. He will ensure that Agile always puts quality care first and foremost in everything we do.”
“Agile gave me a great opportunity to help make them the best occupational provider in the industry. I have been very impressed with the team they created,” said Dr. Kownacki. “I have always admired Greg Moore’s work on predictive modeling and outcome measurements. When approached about joining Agile, I knew the company’s foundation was based on the work of individuals I highly respected.” He continued, “we have a shared enthusiasm in creating a high-quality group that is rooted in quality of care and is removed from the bureaucracy inherent to large, legacy networks.”
“We can’t be happier that Dr. Kownacki is joining us,” said Agile founder and CEO Greg Moore. “With several new clinics about to launch, we are rapidly expanding, and Dr. Kownacki brings the experience in quality care and strategic vision we need to expand our reach and remain committed to providing excellence in occupational medicine.”
Dr. Kownacki most recently served as Chief of Occupational Medicine for Kaiser Permanente Richmond. Before that, he served on the Permanente Medical Group Board of Directors and was Medical Director of Northern California Occupational Health, overseeing medical services, physicians, and staff at numerous clinics that were a part of the Permanente Medical Group, which serves over 4.6 million patients in Northern California with 9,500 physicians and 42,000 nurses.
About Agile Occupational Medicine:
The Agile approach focuses on speed – eliminating unnecessary time in the clinic, accelerating access to specialists, and driving faster recovery. Every aspect of patient care, employer support, and integration with claims teams can be improved upon by focusing on speed of execution and communications. We engage patients with aggressive scheduling and follow-up, engage claims teams with better information and insights, and engage employers with information and education that reduces lost time and keeps their employees on course for a return to work. Our flexible workflows for employers and payors reduce communication gaps and simplify referral and authorization processes.
Roman P. Kownacki, MD, MPH, FACOEM received his medical degree from Drexel University’s Hahnemann School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Occupational Medicine at the University of Southern California and a Master’s in Public Health from UCLA. He is a past President of the Western Occupational and Environmental Association. He previously served on the California Medical Association Workers’ Compensation Technical Advisory Committee and on the Workers Compensation Research Institute California Technical Advisory Committee. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
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