VillageMD Adds Former Health System Executive and Expert in Compliance and Risk Management as its General Counsel
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-VillageMD, a national primary care provider, announced today that Wendy L. Rubas will become its general counsel. Ms. Rubas brings a deep expertise in healthcare transactions, compliance and risk management to VillageMD. Ms. Rubas most recently led the legal department at Northwest Community Healthcare where she also developed its enterprise risk management program.
“Wendy’s partnership orientation, ability to innovate, and depth of knowledge in compliance and risk management make her an invaluable partner to our physicians, especially given the growing administrative and regulatory burdens they face every day,” said Tim Barry, chief executive officer, VillageMD.
Ms. Rubas will oversee legal, compliance and risk management for VillageMD, using data analytics and technology to help provide insight in these areas. She and her team will support partner providers throughout the organization with contracting, regulatory and risk challenges.
“The VillageMD team shares my passion for making great, affordable health care available to everyone,” said Wendy L. Rubas, general counsel, VillageMD. “After two decades developing and implementing strategies to facilitate health policy, I truly believe that VillageMD can bring meaningful change to our healthcare delivery system.”
VillageMD provides its physician partners with data analytics, physician-based care coordination, and on-the-ground support resources, all of which have demonstrated significantly greater clinical improvements at a lower total cost of care. VillageMD’s high-value clinical care model also aids its physician partners in providing more personalized attention, education, and support to patients via integrated care teams of health coaches, diabetes educators, pharmacists, and resource coordinators to address patients’ medical, emotional and social needs.
Prior to joining VillageMD, Ms. Rubas was associate general counsel for Central DuPage Hospital and Provena Health. She began practicing healthcare law at McDermott, Will and Emery. Ms. Rubas received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she graduated magnum cum laude. She frequently presents at industry conferences and is a regular contributor to healthcare publications and law journals.
VillageMD is a leading national primary care provider supporting physicians moving toward a primary care-led, high-value clinical model. VillageMD delivers data analytics, a physician practice-based care coordination model, leading technology, and on-the-ground support resources to make improvements at the point of care, resulting in high quality clinical outcomes across all markets and all patient populations. VillageMD also provides access to value-based reimbursement contracts that reward physicians for delivering high quality, cost effective care. VillageMD works with physician groups, independent practice associations, and health systems to improve quality, deliver a first-rate patient experience, and lower total medical costs in the communities they serve.