Bayhealth has named Evan W. Polansky, JD, MBA, of Lewes as its director of Clinical Integration.
“Clinical Integration is about aligning physician and hospital interests in order to improve patient access, ensure quality and reduce costs,” he said.
Working with the Bayhealth community, its executives, staff, nurses and other providers, Polansky will help Bayhealth continue to achieve the goal of providing healthcare “the way you would want it provided for yourself and your family,” he said. Through clinical integration, activities that contribute to the individual’s health will be more coordinated system-wide, from illness prevention all the way through hospice care.
The creation of the Bayhealth Physician Alliance, a physician-led network of community healthcare providers committed to providing the highest quality of care and participating in activities that support achievement of that goal, will be the first visible step toward clinical integration.
Polansky comes to Bayhealth from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., where he served as the executive director of Faculty Affairs and Program Development. Prior to this, he served as Development & Special Operations administrator in the Department of Medicine and Cardiovascular Institute administrator at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., he earned his master’s degree in business administration from Widener University in Chester, Pa., and his juris doctor from Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, N.Y.