"In a dynamic health care environment, Alteon is constantly innovating and
evolving to meet the needs of its providers, hospital partners, and the industry."
Nadia Eltaki, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
5 years with Alteon
Our VisionAlteon Health will advance healthcare through patient-focused care, physician-led innovation, data-driven practices, and best-in-class healthcare partnerships.
Our Core Values
We are a community of professionals who play different roles in achieving common goals. We learn from one another, encourage open dialogue and use teamwork to enhance the experience of our patients, clinicians, support staff and hospitals.
It’s at the heart of healthcare and Alteon. Our clinicians and staff are driven by empathy and an innate drive to help others live the healthiest life possible.
We relentlessly pursue excellence by focusing on continual improvement in quality outcomes, safety, patient engagement, employee recruitment and retention, business processes and hospital operations. We believe exceeding the highest industry standards of care and operation ensure the best possible patient outcomes.
We embrace accountability, honesty, transparency and the responsibility we have to do what is right for our patients and stakeholders.
We believe in taking the next step to advance every aspect of healthcare. We encourage and facilitate continuing education, exploring emerging technologies and employing data-driven processes to improve efficiencies. We challenge each other to challenge the status quo if it leads to better outcomes for patients and partners.
People are at the center of everything we do. We view our patients, colleagues and partners as family. We value our hospital partnerships and are invested in the communities they serve. We believe in providing resources, mentorship and support to empower those dedicated to our mission to help them realize their career aspirations.
Today we deliver better outcomes by putting people at the center
At Alteon Health, we’re advancing positive outcomes for hospitals, physicians and patients—each and every day.
In 2017, we saw an opportunity to bring together the best in our industry to create an unrivaled network of partners and drive better outcomes for the people we serve.
To deliver on this opportunity, we brought together two leaders in our industry—Emergency Medicine Associates and Island Medical Management.
EMA, a physician-owned practice, has been a leader in emergency medical services since 1971, serving one million patients annually across Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.
IMM, also a physician-owned organization providing services in emergency medicine and hospitalist medicine, has over 20 years of experience in medical management and touches two million patients each year through its 80+ programs.
With common values and complementary strengths, these two organizations are uniquely suited to come together as Alteon Health, a name that signals our commitment to setting a higher standard in healthcare, each and every day.
For hospitals, this means assembling a staff of the most engaged, loyal and highly performing physicians in the industry—enhancing their departments and enabling the highest quality service.
For physicians, this means creating an environment that promotes career development and ongoing clinical improvement. By leveraging leading data, we help physicians be their best, while the back-office and administrative support of the national organization allows them to concentrate on their patients.
Each day, we’re advancing towards better outcomes with a people-powered approach—and we’ve only just begun.
We began to chart a way to improve outcomes for hospitals and patients, while providing fullfilling careers our physicians can take pride in.
For hospitals it means providing a staff of the most engaged, loyal and highly performing physicians in the industry—enhancing their departments and enabling the highest quality performance.
For physicians it means using data to improve the ecosystem and simplify processes, so they can concentrate on their patients. Working with physicians, we co-create a career path that's focused on their needs.
We understand that running your operation is complex, and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. That’s why we’re committed to developing and implementing custom solutions that are uniquely relevant and uniquely valuable for your organization.
We’re committed to lasting partnerships.
When we come together, we’re ready to
support your operation to make innovation
and achievement an everyday practice.
- Executive Team
- Regional Leadership
- Independent Directors
Our national team exemplifies our focus on quality, new thinking and patient experience. Every one of our leaders brings both personal passion and deep medical expertise. It’s this hybrid approach that defines our organization and helps us improve patients’ lives.
Steve Holtzclaw, MD, FACEP, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
Martin Price, JD
Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel
Cary McNamara, MAcc
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Hite, RN, MBA, MHA
Chief Revenue Officer
Dr. Holtzclaw has an extensive clinical background, beginning his career as an EMT/Paramedic at Helene Fuld Hospital in New Jersey from 1979-1990. He received undergraduate degrees in business administration and biology before attending medical school at the University of Maryland, where he graduated in 1990. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at Johns Hopkins University and pursued an Executive MBA at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Holtzclaw was named Chairman of the Emergency Department at The Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2001. He has over 20 years of practice history at Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently responsible teaching medical students and residents at the bedside as a member of the emergency medicine program faculty. An esteemed mentor and colleague, Dr. Holtzclaw continues to practice clinically.
Previous to these positions, Mr. McNamara was an Associate at Court Square Capital and an analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Prior to joining Alteon Health, Mr. Hite worked in executive positions at UnitedHealth Group (UHG) and the Advisory Board Company. Additionally, he held previous Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles for large, for-profit hospital management organizations, where he led strategic, operational, and physician partnership initiatives. Mr. Hite remains clinically active as a registered nurse and paramedic, continuing nearly 20 years of clinical experience as an emergency department and critical care transport nurse.
Mr. Hite earned his Bachelor of Arts from Boston University, and both his Master of Healthcare Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He maintains specialty certifications in emergency nursing (CEN), flight nursing (CFRN), and health care quality (CPHQ), and remains actively engaged in his local community, serving in academic roles at The George Washington University, and volunteering with Montgomery County Fire Rescue.
We understand that each organization’s needs and goals are unique. Each of our regional leaders has a special connection to their community and customizes our best-in-class approach for their partners, physicians, and ultimately their patients.
President, Midwest Region
Bob Moosally, DO, FACEP
SVP, Midwest Region
Martin Brown, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
President, Mid-Atlantic Region
Dan Ferrara, DO, FACEP
President of Northeast Region
Neil Schamban, MD, FACEP
President, Southeast Region
Jose Aguirre, MD, SFHM
Division President, Hospital Medicine
Lisa Krueger, MSN, MBA, APN
Division COO, Hospital Medicine
Prior to founding IMM, Dr. Ferrara was Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital, New Island Hospital, and Massapequa General Hospital.
Dr. Ferrara is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He graduated from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and earned a bachelor’s in biology from Allegheny College.
Every day we continue to grow our network, enabling better outcomes in more places. We draw from the most talented and strategic minds to help us chart our course and engage where we need to be.
Tom Cooper, MD
Chris Krubert, MD