Thomas L. Stover, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Akron General Health System
Presentation Topic: “Can we afford to Stay Healthy?”
Dr. Tim Stover is the President & Chief Executive Officer at Akron General Health System. Dr. Stover had previously held the position of Sr. VP Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer & recently, President of Outpatient Services.
Dr. Stover’s passion is to provide health care on a local and an outpatient basis with wellness and prevention as the cornerstone of “well care” rather than the “sick care model.”
In addition to his duties as President of Outpatient Services, Dr. Stover was until January 2010, the medical director of Akron General’s award-winning 200,000 square foot Health & Wellness Center in west Akron that opened its doors in 1996. In 2006 under his leadership, another 98,000 square foot Health & Wellness Center was opened on the east side of Akron, both of which include LifeStyles, a medical fitness facility along with other outpatient services and a free-standing, full-service 24-hour, Emergency Department and an ambulatory surgery center. A new H& W Center opens in Green this year. He also served as the medical director for the Care Management Program at Akron General Medical Center, which coordinates quality care with the revenue cycle from 2001 through 2006.
He was appointed President and Chief Medical Officer of Partners Physician Group in 2006. This is a system-owned physician employment model built around a “franchise” concept with more than 100 physicians and growing.
Starting in 2005 through 2008, Dr. Stover was the host of a weekly radio show called the Akron General Good Health Hour where he discussed timely healthcare topics.
Dr. Stover received his Bachelor of Science and MD from West Virginia University and completed his internship and residency in Ob/Gyn in 1976 at Akron City Hospital. He was a major in the USAF on active duty for two years. He completed an infertility surgery fellowship at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1980.
While in full-time practice, he received many awards as outstanding Resident Teacher at both Akron City and Akron General.
Dr. Stover attended The Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland where he completed the Professional Fellows Program in Business in 1995. He continued business training at the Wharton School of Management where he concentrated in management development for physician executives in 1996. Dr. Stover graduated with an MBA from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2001, under the Physician Executive MBA Program where he was chosen Outstanding Physician Leader of the Year of his graduating class.
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