HOUSTON (April 04, 2016)

Memorial Hermann Health System announced today the appointment of Nishant “Shaun” Anand, MD, FACEP, as Physician-in-Chief for MHMD, the Memorial Hermann Physician Network, effective June 2016.

Dr. Anand most recently served as Chief Medical Officer for Banner Health Network (BHN), a large physician and provider network based in Phoenix.

In his new role, Dr. Anand will help lead MHMD - one of the largest physician organizations in the country, with more than 4,000 independent and employed physician members. He also joins the Memorial Hermann Accountable Care Organization (MHACO), recognized as the top-performing Medicare Shared Savings ACO in the country two years in a row.

“With his physician leadership background and keen understanding of clinically-integrated care and population health management, Dr. Anand will be an asset on our executive team,” said Senior Vice President and CEO of MHMD and MHACO, Chris Lloyd. “He has an outstanding background with demonstrated results and success – including as a practicing physician. We look forward to him joining MHMD and the Memorial Hermann family.”

With BHN, Dr. Anand managed the clinical integration initiatives for physician committees that were designed to address care quality across the entire continuum, from acute and post-acute care to telehealth and wellness. He achieved innovative contracts with payers including risk capitation, bundled payment, shared savings and pay-for-performance models. Prior to his CMO role at BHN, Dr. Anand served as associate program director of the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Residency Program, in addition to serving as fellowship director for the simulation program. In 2012, he was appointed vice president of Business Development and Care Delivery for Emergency Professional Services.

Recognized as an expert in population health, Dr. Anand served on the Cerner Population Health Advisory Board which guides Cerner’s strategy pertaining to population health and data analytics. Most recently, he was appointed to serve on the Arizona Governor’s Council for Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

“I am extremely honored to join such a forward-thinking organization, like Memorial Hermann,” Dr. Anand said. “It is a very exciting time to be in healthcare, particularly at Memorial Hermann and specifically a part of MHMD, where the focus on population health and clinically-integrated care is a priority.”

Dr. Anand earned his medical degree from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minn., and completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at Stanford.