Out and About Archives

Catalyst for Collaboration

October 30, 2019
I was honored to speak at the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention's 17th Annual Meeting, "Catalyst for Collaboration." Reaching cardiovascular health goals is hard work and will require collaboration across sectors.

Through the Noise Podcast

October 3, 2019
I joined Ernesto Gluecksmann as a guest on his podcast, Through the Noise, where we discussed AMGA's role as an association, including its mission and a profile of the members we serve.

Jerry Penso and Chris Waugh

September 27, 2019
IQL19 kicked off with a keynote session from Sutter Health Chief Innovation Officer, Chris Waugh, who shared with attendees, the strategies he uses to foster a culture of innovative thinking among his staff.

Jerry Penso and Elizabeth Mitchell

September 26, 2019
Prior to IQL19, AMGA held its 2019 Fall board meeting. Pacific Business Group on Health CEO, Elizabeth Mitchell was one of this meeting's guest speakers.

OHS Value Summit 19

September 19, 2019
I joined my colleague and AMGA Foundation President, Dr. John Kennedy as one of two speakers from AMGA to lead a session at Ochnser Health System's 2019 Value Summit.

2019 MA Summit

July 23, 2019
At Better Medicare Alliance’s 2019 Medicare Advantage Summit, I joined CMMi Director, Adam Boehler for a discussion on Medicare Advantage’s role in Medicare innovation.

Jerry Penso at Florida Medical Clinic

June 18, 2019
The second part of our trip brought Jessica and me to Florida Medical Clinic, where we caught up with CEO, Joe Delatorre (far left) and chief medical officer, Dr. Emilio Dominguez.

Jerry Penso at Womens Health Florida

June 17, 2019
As part of my ongoing goal to visit every AMGA member, membership development director Jessica Prior and I traveled to Women's Health Florida, where we spent some time with CEO, Andrew Mintz.

Jerry Penso and Suzan DelBene

June 13, 2019
Much like the members of AMGA's Board of Directors, Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA) is a leader who is committed to improving the quality and affordability of health care. We greatly appreciate her stopping by our Annual Board Meeting!

Jerry Penso and Adam Boehler

June 12, 2019
Glad to have a partner like CMS Deputy Administrator for Innovation & Quality, Adam Boehler who understands what it will take to improve health and lower costs. AMGA members are at the forefront of this journey.

Jerry Penso on Hill TV

June 12, 2019
Stopped by the Hill.TV studio for an interview with Rising co-host Saagar Enjeti on the future of Medicare and other hot health care topics.

Jerry Penso at Council of Medical Specialty Societies

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.

Jerry Penso at Sedish Medical Group

April 30, 2019
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.

Jerry Penso and Jenn Lim

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.

Jerry Penso and Marty Makary

March 30, 2019
During our second general session, Johns Hopkins Surgeon and bestselling author of Unaccountable, Dr. Marty Makary, discussed the prevalence of over treatment and shared strategies for providing more appropriate, compassionate and transparent care.

Jerry Penso and ZDogg

March 30, 2019
Internet sensation, Turntable Health founder and opening keynote, Dr. Zubin “ZDoggMD” Damania  got this year’s conference off to a strong start.

Jerry Penso AC19 Speech

March 29, 2019
Recapping AMGA’s 2018 and mapping out our 2019 during AC19’s opening general session. Kudos to AMGA’s Meetings team for such an impressive looking stage!

Jerry Penso and Caleb Green

March 29, 2019
As an avid Washington Capitals fan, it was a pleasure to meet Master Sgt. Caleb Green, who opened our Annual Conference with a performance of the national anthem, a job he’s often called upon for by the team.

Jerry Penso and Larry Tatum

March 28, 2019
At #AC19, I had the pleasure of catching up with fellow CEOs and longtime friends of AMGA, Ed Brown of The Iowa Clinic, P.C. and Dr. Larry Tatum of Privia Medical Group – North Texas .

Jerry Penso and Boehler on Stage

March 27, 2019
AC19’s Leadership Council meetings opened with a fireside chat between myself, and the Director of CMMi, Adam Boehler who shared thoughts directly from the federal government on healthcare trends relevant to AMGA members.

Jerry Penso and Ann Eshoo

February 7, 2019
House Energy Subcommittee on Health Chair, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and I spoke about value-based care's importance to health care during my trip to Capitol Hill.

Jerry Penso and Mike Thompson

February 7, 2019
During my trip to Capitol Hill, I had a wonderfully productive conversation with House Ways and Means Committee member, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) about value-based care's importance to the advancement of health care.

Jerry Penso and Richie Neal

February 7, 2019
As part of AMGA's commitment to value, I visited Capitol Hill to speak with lawmakers like House Ways and Means Committee Chair, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) about the importance of transitioning to value-based care.

Jerry Penso and Chip Heath

January 25, 2019
While out west, AMGA COO Ryan O'Connor  and I had the pleasure of catching up with author and professor Chip Heath, who was giving a presentation on how to enact change.

Jerry Penso at Cedars Sinai

January 24, 2019
Joined AMGA COO Ryan O'Connor (far-right) for a visit to Cedars-Sinai, where we discussed innovation and primary care transformation with their leadership team.

Penso Sclafani and Rai

November 27, 2018
Good to see our current Board chair Dr. Ashok Rai (left) and Chair elect, Chris Sclafani who paid a visit to AMGA's HQ.

Jerry Penso and Bruce Broussard

November 14, 2018
This photo with Humana CEO, Bruce Broussard (center) and Prevea CEO, Dr. Ashok Rai from AMGA's 2018 IQL perfectly symbolizes the role AMGA plays as a bridge between payers and providers.

Jerry Penso Flu Shot 2018

October 15, 2018
Pleased to see all the AMGA staff members who came out for their flu vaccine today! Special thanks to Earlean Chambers who enabled us to offer flu shots from the comfort of our own office.

Jerry Penso at Ascension

October 10, 2018
Catching up with members of Ascension Medical Group's leadership team while on the road in Wisconsin for AMGA's annual board meeting.

Jerry Penso and Kevin McCune

May 30, 2018
Thanks to the team at Advocate Medical Group for hosting us. Always a pleasure to see AMGA Foundation Board Chair Dr. Kevin McCune.

Jerry Penso and Ashok Rai

May 17, 2018
AMGA members bring their voices to Capitol Hill during our member fly-in. AMGA Board Chair and Prevea President and CEO Ashok Rai, Director of Federal Government Relations Brent Miller and Oregon Medical Group CEO Karen Weiner pause for a photo on the way to congressional offices.

Jerry Penso at MA Summit 18

May 17, 2018
We were thrilled to co-sponsor the second annual National Medicare Advantage Summit in Washington, DC. AMGA members Dr. Tricia Nguyen, SVP, population health, Inova Health System, Beth Honan, chief contracting officer, Atrius Health, and Aric Sharp, vice president of UnityPoint Accountable Care, the UnityPoint Health Accountable Care Organization (ACO), provided their insights on Medicare Advantage from the medical group perspective.

Jerry Penso and Michael Burgess

May 7, 2018
Pleased to have had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Michael
Burgess to discuss MIPS, MACRA, the move to value, and opiates.

Jerry Penso Acclaim 2018

May 3, 2018
We recognized the AMGA Acclaim Award recipient team CHRISTUS Health for their achievements in quality, patient experience and lower cost of care, among many of their colleagues at the CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Awards banquet.

Jerry Penso Spain

April 17, 2018
AMGA hosted health policy experts from the U.S. and Spain to discuss the most promising innovations in integrated care from Spain and how these innovations can help further healthcare delivery system reforms in the U.S.

Jerry Penso at Right Care Initiative 2

April 5, 2018
Gathered with colleagues and several AMGA members at the 10th Annual Right Care Initiative Summit in California. We shared diabetes and quality improvement best practices and learned new insights and ideas in diabetes care.

Jerry Penso at Right Care Initiative 1

April 5, 2018
Gathered with colleagues and several AMGA members at the 10th Annual Right Care Initiative Summit in California. We shared diabetes and quality improvement best practices and learned new insights and ideas in diabetes care.

Jerry Penso at CareMount

March 22, 2018
Recently made a visit to CareMount Medical’s executive offices in Chappaqua, NY to learn how they provide high value care.

Jerry Penso on the Hill

March 15, 2018
Addressed the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on the regulatory burden facing physicians and how it contributes to physician burnout. Also discussed how addressing these obstacles can aid the transition into value-based care.

Jerry Penso Gabby Giffords Mark Kelly

March 10, 2018
Former Congresswoman, Gabby Giffords, M.R.P., and Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Mission, shared their remarkable story of overcoming tragedy and leading a new life at AMGA’s 2018 Annual Conference.

Jerry Penso and Susan Terry

March 9, 2018
Last week at AMGA’s 2018 Annual Conference, I had the opportunity to meet up with Dr. Susan Terry from the University of Utah who generously helped me as a mentor early in my career. Susan went on to serve AMGA in many leadership roles, including our Board of Directors.

Jerry Penso at Iowa Clinic

February 21, 2018
Met with leaders at The Iowa Clinic. They are one of AMGA’s many members with a strong physician-led culture and high performance in quality and service.

Jerry Penso at KP

January 25, 2018
Met with leaders at Kaiser Permanente to discuss how to promote group practice model and high performance health.

Jerry Penso at OHS Value Summit 2017

December 1, 2017
Spoke on a panel at Ochsner Health Network’s Value Summit. Had a great discussion on the critical issue of payer-provider partnerships.

Jerry Penso at CHI

November. 28, 2017
I was pleased to meet with Kathleen Sanford and Bob Weil of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI).

World Diabetes Day

November 14, 2017
Celebrated World Diabetes Day with AMGA Board Chair, Ashok Rai, M.D., and Danish Ambassador Consul General Anne Dorte Riggelsen.