• "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 Mission

Alteon Health partners with hospitals to deliver the highest quality patient care. We empower our physicians and staff to employ innovative and adaptable care-delivery models. We foster the growth of our team members through mentorship, education and professional development.

Our Vision

Alteon Health will advance healthcare through patient-focused care, physician-led innovation, data-driven practices, and best-in-class healthcare partnerships.

Our Core Values

  • Collaboration

    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.

  • Compassion

    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.

  • Excellence

    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.

  • Integrity

    We embrace accountability, honesty, transparency and the responsibility we have to do what is right for our patients and stakeholders.

  • Innovation

    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.

  • Loyalty

    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.

Our Story

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.

Our Stats

  • 45+
    Years of Experience
  • 10+
    Years of Average Hospital Relationship
  • 125+
    Nationwide Practice Locations
  • 3M
    Patients Served Annually
  • 95%
    Annual Employee Retention Rate
  • 1500+
    Clinical Providers Strong

Our Team

  • 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.

Dr. Chris Krubert has led the transformation of over 125 emergency departments nationwide as both an active clinician and Medical Director. His experience has allowed him to become an innovator in the areas of patient flow, physician compensation incentive programs, customer service and patient satisfaction, financial management, and clinical strategies. Dr. Krubert was CEO of ApolloMD from 2005-2013, and has consulted for many of the top medical systems in the U.S., lecturing on the topic of healthcare quality around the world. He currently teaches the Business of Healthcare course at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Dr. Krubert was an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year recipient for healthcare in 2010 and sits as a Board Director for 4 leading healthcare companies, providing him the insights of being able to deliver high quality, compassionate care in complex settings and to do so in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Dr. Krubert received his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, trained in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals, and attained his MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.
Ray is an Emergency Physician. He has filled every role from night shift doc all the way up to President of Envision Physician Services with over 900 locations, $4 billion in revenue and 20,000 clinicians. Along the way he has stayed focused on quality programs; patient experience; client satisfaction; and above all, clinician satisfaction and engagement.
For nearly 20 years Martin has counseled clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations across a broad range of legal, regulatory, and commercial matters. While at two of the largest law firms in the world, he was a trusted advisor to CEOs, boards of directors and executive leadership teams. Most recently, he was the general counsel and acting president of the nation's largest specialty diagnostic laboratory and data analytics company.
Dave has held a finance leadership role throughout his 20-plus year career. He has led teams of up to 1,000 professionals, directed over $1.5 billion in acquisitions, and identified over a billion of cost and working capital savings. Most recently, he was the SVP & CFO of McKesson Specialty Health, a multibillion business division, where he drove the leadership of finance, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, and revenue cycle.

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.

Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Dr. Ferrara has over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience. He earned his D.O. from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986 after completing pre-medical education at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. Dr. Ferrara’s post-graduate training in Emergency Medicine was completed at Lincoln Hospital/New York Medical College in the Bronx and the Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn.
Vincent Morra has over 26 years of healthcare experience. He served as CEO of NES Healthcare Group for over 10 years, and currently serves as President of the Midwest Region for Alteon. Mr. Morra’s leadership and industry experience have propelled him to lead multiple initiatives in business development, customer retention, and mergers/acquisitions in Emergency Medicine. In addition Mr. Morra serves on multiple community boards.
Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine, Robert T. Moosally earned his doctoral degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. Dr. Moosally has extensive operational and clinical leadership experience. Under his direction, an independent emergency medicine residency program was established and approved by the American Osteopathic Association at St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, Ohio, where he served as the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director for three years. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Dr. Moosally’s peers and colleagues have bestowed upon him several acknowledgements and awards of recognition including Outstanding Specialty Preceptor of the Year, as voted by Ohio University Medical Students, and Outstanding Physician Partner, as voted by the nursing staff at St. Joseph Health Center.
Donald joined EMA in 1981 and has spent his entire career with EMA until joining Alteon in 2017. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine and has an MBA from Carnegie-Mellon University. Dr. Infeld has decades of experience as both a clinician and as a business person overseeing the often complex economic and governance issues of a hospital-based Physician Management practice. Over the past 33 years, he has provided clinical, financial and strategic planning expertise to enable EMA to achieve consistent growth and maintain contract stability. Under his leadership, EMA developed a strong data capture and analytics program that ensures management will have accurate, extremely timely data metrics available in a form that allows for the continual measurement of program and provider performance and the ability to respond quickly to any acute issues.
Mrs. Jackie Pollock has over 25+ years of Emergency Medicine practice administration experience. As former Chief Executive Officer of EMA, she oversaw the operations and strategic initiatives for contracted facilities and administrative infrastructure. Since 1987, she has provided management, financial oversight, and strategic planning expertise to EMA’s President and Board of Directors. Mrs. Pollock has a Master’s Degree from Catholic University with extensive hospital and physician management experience. Prior to joining EMA, Mrs. Pollock served as a senior Hospital Administrator and as the Director of Operations for Medlantic Health Care System’s (currently MedStar Health) non-hospital entities which included urgent care centers, ambulatory care, and long-term care facilities. During her tenure with EMA, Mrs. Pollock has successfully developed the culture and expanded the practice from a three site physician group to one of the largest regional Emergency Medicine practices in the Washington Metropolitan area.
Dr. Brown attended the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed residency training at The George Washington University Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Brown has been on the faculties in the Departments of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. While chairing the Department of Emergency Medicine at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park Maryland, Dr. Brown opened the first Chest Pain Center in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Since 2000 Dr. Brown has been the Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Inova Alexandria Hospital. An expert in applying Lean process improvement strategies to improve Emergency Department operations, Dr. Brown has been supervising the application of those strategies across the EMA platform. Dr. Brown has been the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Emergency Medicine Associates since 2007 and has been instrumental in the organic growth of the organization.
Dr. Heather Marshall is an Emergency Physician currently in clinical practice in New Mexico as President of the Southwest Region, and Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Carlsbad Medical Center. Dr. Marshall graduated from Brown University in May 2015 as an Executive Master in Healthcare Leadership. Her graduate work concentrated on developing Alternative Payment Models for Emergency Physicians that maximize value for all stakeholders. Dr. Marshall is board certified in Emergency Medicine and completed her residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, CA) in 2003, after obtaining her medical degree from the Oregon Health and Sciences University (Portland, OR) in 2000. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Westmont College in Santa Barbara in 1996 and was Scholar-Athlete of the year upon graduation after a four year intercollegiate career on the national semi-finalist women’s soccer team.
Dr. Schamban formerly served as the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Pegasus Emergency Group from 2008 – 2014 until its merger with Island medical in 2014. He spearheaded the growth of Pegasus from a single rural hospital in Alabama into a national emergency medicine organization. Dr. Schamban is a Diplomate of Middlebury University, class of 1991, and earned his doctorate in Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1995. He completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Connecticut Integrated Program in 1998 and continued on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Harvard University, Boston Children’s Hospital in 2000. Dr. Schamban is boarded in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and has over 15 years of experience in leadership and medicine.
Dr. Aguirre is a board-certified physician with 11 years of experience in hospital medicine. He is a Senior Fellow with the Society of Hospital Medicine. He founded Aguirre Healthcare in 2007, and grew the organization to include over 150 providers throughout four states prior to merging with Island Medical Management (IMM) in 2016. In addition to hospital medicine, the practice provides Medical Director oversight to more than 20 skilled nursing facilities and long term acute care centers (LTACs). Dr. Aguirre strongly believes in providing clinical excellence to all patients throughout the continuum of care.
Lisa was one of the original members of the Aguirre Healthcare team. A Nevada licensed clinical nurse specialist, the combination of her years of experience in direct patient care along with her educational training in healthcare administration and medical billing, she is truly a valuable asset to this company’s team. Managing all operational and financial aspects, she works tirelessly to ensure an efficient and effective revenue cycle for the Hospital Medicine business, including oversight of billing, charge and cash posting, follow-up, collections, payer analysis, credit balance resolution, and quality control.

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.

Dr. Cooper is a nationally recognized healthcare entrepreneur who has used his medical training and business acumen to found several leading healthcare companies, including Spectrum Emergency Care, a national emergency physician company (acquired by Laidlaw, now a part of EmCare), Correctional Medical Services (Corizon), the largest correctional facility healthcare company in the U.S., MobileX USA, the largest provider of X-Ray/EKG to nursing homes (acquired by Integrated Health Services) (now TridentUSA), and Vericare, the largest provider of mental health services to patients in long term care facilities. He has also served on the boards of TridentUSA Health Services (acquired by Formation Capital) and Elements Behavioral Health, both Frazier portfolio companies. He is Chairman of Hanger, Inc., and served on the board of IPC, the Hospitalist Group, Kindred, Inc., and Community Health Systems, Inc. He is an adjunct professor at The Columbia Business School, where he taught courses on entrepreneurship for four years and continues to lecture at several MBA programs on healthcare entrepreneurship.
Mr. Kuntz is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kindred Healthcare, where he served as President and CEO from 1999 to 2003. He has served on a number of private equity portfolio company boards including, Castle Dental, Metro Dental, Reach Out Healthcare, Interim Healthcare, Northeast Dental Management, and is currently a s director or National Spine and Pain Centers. Mr. Kuntz is also a director of American Electric Technologies and US Physical Therapy, and is an advisory partner of Aperture Venture Partners. He is a director for a variety of community groups and is on the President's Advisory Board of Temple University.
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