Following a national search, Kevin L. Lewis, MD, has been named President – Physicians’ Organization and Ambulatory Services for St. Anthony Physicians Group, SSM Health in Oklahoma. Lewis brings nearly 20 years of experience in health care, including the last 10 years in leadership roles with large health care systems.
Lewis begins work for SSM Health on April 4, and will be responsible for the growth and management of physician practices, as well as post-acute and ambulatory operations across SSM Health in Oklahoma. He will be based at the organization’s St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.
“SSM Health is excited to have Kevin join our team,” said Shane Peng, MD, President, Physician and Ambulatory Operations for SSM Health. “He brings tremendous experience and capabilities, including leading cultural and operational change to achieve exceptional clinical quality and safety results. Kevin will be a valuable asset to SSM Health as we continue to provide exceptional, compassionate care to the Oklahoma community.”
Lewis comes to SSM Health from CHI Memorial Health Care system in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he has been Chief Medical Officer since 2013. In this role, he stabilized and expanded the hospitalist and intensivist programs and was the physician executive leader for a group of 163 employed providers, as well as a Clinical Integrated Network of more than 700 providers. Prior to joining CHI Memorial, Lewis held Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality Officer positions with Hillcrest Medical Center and Utica Park Clinic in Tulsa, Okla., and also served as Chief Medical Officer at Graymark Healthcare, Inc., in Oklahoma City.
He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.