FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Feb. 8, 2013
LEAWOOD, Kan. — The Board of Managers for TransforMED, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians, today announced the retirement of its president and CEO, Terry McGeeney, MD, MBA. McGeeney has served as the company’s CEO since its founding in 2005, and has led the company successfully in its mission of providing ongoing consultation and support to physicians looking to transform their practices to the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of care. Assisting nearly 8,000 practices throughout the United States in becoming PCMHs, TransforMED, under McGeeney’s leadership, has proven that this model of care lowers costs to the health care system while improving care for patients.“We are enormously grateful to Dr. McGeeney for his conceptual skills in developing patient-centered medical homes, and helping physicians throughout the nation implement this promising concept,” says William D. Soper, MD, MBA, TransforMED executive board chairman. “As an entrepreneur, Dr. McGeeney has firmly grounded the company and staked its claim as the premier agent of change for medical practice and organization transformation. It’s now time to build on that strong foundation as we move to support and assist other entities as they recognize the benefits of the PCMH.”“The American Academy of Family Physicians and its 105,900 members are extremely pleased with the many accomplishments Dr. McGeeney and TransforMED have made in promoting the essential role of the primary care physician in the modern, and often shifting, American health care system,” says Glen Stream, MD, MBI, AAFP board chair. “He has given steady leadership to both TransforMED and others grappling to provide the highest quality and most cost effective patient care. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”“It has been my profound pleasure to start with the seed of an idea that was TransforMED and build it to be the preeminent change facilitator for practices to the patient-centered medical home,” says McGeeney. “I have been honored to work with an outstanding group of people as well as organizations and agencies — all striving to provide the patient with the best medical outcomes possible at the least cost to our health care system. It’s with pride and a great sense of accomplishment that I step down from TransforMED.”The TransforMED Board of Managers also announced the appointment of Bruce Bagley, MD, as interim president and CEO. Bagley most recently served as the medical director for quality improvement for both the American Academy of Family Physicians and TransforMED. Bagley has a long history of leadership with the AAFP, and has been an effective national advocate for the importance of primary care as the foundation of a redesigned U.S. health care system.
About TransforMEDThe Leawood, Kan.-based TransforMED LLC is a nonprofit, wholly owned subsidiary of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Established in 2005, TransforMED provides ongoing consultation and support to physicians looking to transform their practices to a new model of care that is based on the concept of a patient-centered medical home. TransforMED is an active member of primary care communities, and recognizes and supports the unique value that primary care offers to patients and the health care system. TransforMED shares and supports the idealism and altruism of primary care physicians and the strong commitment to their communities and patients through continuing patient relationships and independent decision making. TransforMED offers practices both products and services, including consultation and advice on implementing the patient-centered medical home model. To learn more about TransforMED, visit www.transformed.com(www.transformed.com).
About the American Academy of Family Physicians
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 120,900 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care. Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 214 million office visits each year — nearly 74 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care. To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions, and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.familydoctor.org(familydoctor.org).
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February 8,2013 - TransforMED