Working together, we’re able to improve efficiency while providing
seamless access to quality care and innovative strategies at the
same time to advance a better system of care.
“Together, our two organizations are committed to improving the health of the patients and communities we serve by providing accessible, affordable, highest-quality patient-centered care. SWHR is dedicated to value-based, comprehensive, coordinated care.”
Co-Chair, Southwestern Health Resources
President, UT Southwestern Medical Center
“The integrated network benefits consumers and caregivers, without changing the relationship patients have with their physicians. What has changed with our collaboration is a member experience focused on providing better coordinated care and more access to specialty services and clinical trials.”
Co-Chair, Southwestern Health Resources
Chief Executive Officer, Texas Health Resources
“Southwestern Health Resources is creating an unparalleled experience for patients and clinicians. Our commitment is restoring the essence of medicine. This is fundamentally focused on optimizing the doctor-patient relationship. In tandem, this expands our capabilities to deliver transformative value-based solutions to meet the needs of health care purchasers.”
Senior Executive Officer, Southwestern Health Resources
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Transforming the way health care is delivered. As Senior Executive Officer (SEO) of Southwestern Health Resources, Dr. Andy Ziskind is driving a monumental shift to advance quality, value, and clinical outcomes. This benefits patients, physicians, and payors in North Texas, and makes Southwestern Health Resources a national leader in value-based care.
As SEO, he is leading innovations to leverage integrated population health management that support physician-driven decisions and dynamic patient engagement. Built on transformative opportunities to restore the essence of physician-patient relationship, these strategies also provide solutions that amplify robust collaborations between UT Southwestern Medical Center, Texas Health Resources, and thousands of primary care physicians and specialists in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Ziskind’s broad range of experience includes analytics-driven change management, hospital and health system physician alignment, and clinical transformation to achieve top cost and quality outcomes. He has been responsible for developing and leading innovative primary care and specialty delivery systems that span both academic medical centers and community hospitals. His diverse experience also includes devising accountable care solutions, implementing payment reform procedures, and creating population health management initiatives.
Prior to joining Southwestern Health Resources, Dr. Ziskind was Senior Vice President at Premier, a leading health care improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 4,000 hospitals and health systems in the United States, along with approximately 165,000 other providers and organizations. As a member of the senior leadership team, he was responsible for its academic health system alliance. Dr. Ziskind also held senior executive roles at Huron Consulting Group and Accenture. In 2013, he was recognized as one of the top 25 most influential consultants by Consulting magazine.
In addition, he served as Group President of BJC Healthcare, one of the largest nonprofit health care integrated delivery organizations in the nation, President of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Washington. Additionally, his background includes establishing the University of Maryland’s Cardiac Network. It was the first capitated network of its kind in the United States, and provided comprehensive professional and facility care for 200,000 CareFirst members.
Dr. Ziskind completed a fellowship in cardiovascular disease and a residency in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola College of Maryland, and a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College.
Mack Mitchell, M.D., serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Southwestern Health’s physician network. His responsibilities include overseeing the clinical development, planning, and management of the SWHR Physician Network, along with advancing population health strategies. With UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Mitchell serves as Vice President for Medical Affairs.
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