Northwest Physicians Network Names Jesse Gamez Chief Operating Officer

November 14, 2016

New Chief Operating Officer is Chosen for Northwest Physicians Network.

Seattle, WA, November 14, 2016 ( – Northwest Physicians Network (NPN), an independent practice association and the largest multi-specialty provider network in Washington, announced the appointment of Jesse Gamez as Chief Operating Officer, effective November 1, 2016.

Mr. Gamez will be responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all internal and external processes to ensure that NPN continues to have the operational systems and administrative and reporting procedures in place to effectively grow the organization and ensure its financial strength and operational efficiency.

According to Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Rick MacCornack, “Jesse brings a stellar senior leadership track record to NPN with over 25 years of operational experience developing and implementing solutions to support care models. He will be a key asset to NPN in fulfilling our mission of helping private practices to thrive while retaining their autonomy.”

Prior to joining NPN Mr. Gamez held senior executive roles during his 18 years with Kaiser Permanente including Director of Operations, Director of Regional Clinical Services and CEO of Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Additionally, he served as COO of Presence Health Partners, a 4,000 member Physician Hospital Organization and COO for FamilyCare Inc., a Medicaid/Medicare Advantage health plan in Oregon. Most recently, Mr. Gamez was COO of Performance Health Technology, a Third Party Administrator in Salem, OR.

About NPN

Created in 1995 with 250 participating providers, NPN has grown to over 970 community-based primary care and specialty providers throughout 12 counties in Washington. NPN providers offer clinical services ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. NPN’s network complements its 56 medical specialties with over 200 diagnostic and treatment facilities throughout the region providing a full-spectrum of medical services, including community-based ambulatory surgical and endoscopy centers, cancer care, pain management centers, advanced imaging centers, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitative services.

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