Dr. Ellie Stang, a board-certified pediatrician and founder and CEO of ProgenyHealth, a healthcare company that applies evidence-based care management solutions to improve outcomes for premature and medically complex newborns, discusses how American women die in childbirth at a higher rate than in any other developed country, social determinants of health (SDOH), and how payers can effectively manage high-cost scenarios that require specialized expertise.
As the Founder and CEO of ProgenyHealth, she is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. This entails being ultimately responsible for day-to-day management decisions and for implementing the Company’s long and short term plans. Prior to founding ProgenyHealth, Dr. Stang was a Regional Medical Director at a large managed Medicaid plan responsible for overseeing the medical management of their pediatric membership. Before entering managed care, she enjoyed many years in private practice as one of the founding partners of Bucks County Pediatrics, a practice of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. While in private practice, she was Co-Director of the newborn nursery at the Bucks County Campus of the Medical College of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Stang received her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and completed her residency at Saint Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. She is board certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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