Donor Spotlight on Scott D. Hayworth, M.D.
Scott Hayworth, M.D., has been president and chief executive officer at
CareMount Medical, PC, one of the largest multispecialty medical groups in New
York, for more than 20 years, having started in practice there in 1988. Dr.
Hayworth has overseen a more than tenfold expansion in the size of CareMount,
from 40 physicians to more than 450 at 43 sites throughout the Hudson Valley,
and he has earned a national reputation as an authority on practice
administration; multispecialty group management; and adaptation to the rapidly
changing environment in health care.
AMGA Foundation: Your leadership and involvement with AMGA and the
Foundation is deep—as the Chair for the AMGA board of directors in 2011, the
AMGA board liaison to AMGA Foundation, and an AMGA board member from 2005-2012.
Since you have been involved, what is the most significant contribution the
Foundation has made to improve health care for our patients?
Hayworth: AMGA Foundation has offered the nation's
healthcare community succinct data and focused research to improve the lives of
our patients. The original Anceta program (later AMGA Analytics) offered an
incredible contribution to the care of hypertensive and diabetic patients. AMGA
Foundation was an early adopter of using big data sets to change outcomes. For
me, being able to look at what my peers are doing and learning how to affect
outcomes helps CareMount to improve care for our patients.
AMGA Foundation: How has CareMount's participation in the Measure
Up/Pressure Down® and Together 2 Goal® national campaigns improved outcomes for
the patients you provide care for?
Hayworth: Using the collaborative work of these campaigns,
CareMount focused on getting our hypertensive patients’ blood pressure under
control. We focused on better training for our staff while simultaneously
educating our patients on how to take their own blood pressure. We also looked
at how to use inexpensive, but highly effective medications within our
practices. Despite the multitude of conditions our physicians treat every day,
AMGA proved to us that by working with the campaigns and collaboratives, we
could prevent long-term, chronic, poor outcomes both in our New York practice
AMGA Foundation: CareMount Medical, P.C., formerly Mount Kisco
Medical Group, has been a loyal supporter for many years under your leadership.
You have also been one of our most active and loyal donors. Why would you
encourage other healthcare leaders to support AMGA Foundation—not only as an
organization, but as an individual?
Hayworth: Collaboration is the key component—by getting
together with our peers, comparing best practices, reviewing data, and
communicating successes and failures, we are more thoroughly and conveniently
able to care for our patients. Without having adequate funds, the Foundation
can't fulfill its mission of improving care for Americans while trying to bend
the cost curve.
AMGA Foundation: Recently, you gave a very generous gift in
support of AMGA Foundation's strategic vision. How do you envision AMGA
Foundation empowering its members in years to come to create a healthier
Hayworth: It is my vision that, through the Foundation,
physicians and medical groups are better able to measure themselves against
their peers with the ultimate goal to improve the care of our patients. Together
with the Foundation, we have the ability to impact the health of masses of
patients and entire populations.