CEO Corner

Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A.Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A
President and Chief Executive Officer, AMGA

Welcome to the CEO Corner, where I share observations, articles, and photos to connect and engage with our members and the larger healthcare community.

AMGA will be quite active in 2019, bringing valuable public policy advocacy, educational opportunities, and innovative programs to our members. With the change this year in control of the House of Representatives, AMGA public policy department is solidifying relationships with key congressional leaders. AMGA Foundation is extending the successful Diabetes: Together 2 Goal campaign for two additional years, so more patients can benefit from this national campaign. AMGA Analytics is launching its new Collaborative for Performance ExcellenceSM which will focus on total cost of care, practice efficiency, high-risk patients and service quality. And Spring’s Annual Conference and Fall’s Institute for Quality Leadership promise great peer-to-peer learning sessions to advance your organization’s performance.

I urge you to participate in AMGA’s programs, conferences, leadership councils, webinars and quality collaboratives. We need you to contribute your ideas and help us create the solutions you need. AMGA is dedicated to your success, and I am confident that together we will transform health care and make our model of care pre-eminent in the nation.

I’d love to hear from you – your thoughts, successes, and challenges. Drop me an email at

- Jerry

Blog Posts & Feature Articles

Top 3 Concerns at
Healthcare Providers: 
Q&A With AMGA Chief

February 13, 2019

During his first year as AMGA CEO, Dr. Penso traveled across the country to visit AMGA members, so he could listen to their biggest concerns. Here is what he learned. Read More


Five Health Care Trends 
to Watch in 2019

January 02, 2019

AMGA will be closely monitoring these five trends in 2019. Read More


To Everyone's Advantage -
M.A. is Growing

When Measuring Healthcare, Less is More

September 27, 2018

Medicare Advantage (MA) is quickly becoming the preferred insurance product for AMGA members moving to value, and AMGA has developed programs and services to help our members succeed in their transition to MA.  Read More

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Out and About


May 10, 2019
Honored to speak at the Council of Medical Specialty Societies' (CMSS) 2019 Spring Meeting. My presentation was on physician employment trends and the rise of private equity.

April 30, 2019
Seattle-based, Swedish Medical Group was one of several member organizations I spent time with while on a recent trip to visit AMGA members in the Pacific Northwest.


March 30, 2019
During our third and final general session, Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness taught AC19 attendees how to create a culture happiness at their organizations.

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In the News






What I'm Reading

The Skills Doctors and Nurses Need to Be Effective Executives
Sachin H. Jain
Harvard Business Review, April 7, 2018

How to Be a Good Board Chair
Stanislav Shekshnia
Harvard Business Review, March - April, 2018

Physician Resiliency and Wellness for Transforming a Health System
Carl S. Armato, M.B.A., CPA and Tom E. Jenike, M.D.
NEJM Catalyst, May 2, 2018