NavCare Health Appoints Chief Medical Officer

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Tim Paden, MD, Brings Nearly Thirty Years of Medical Management Expertise to Leadership Team

NavCare Health, the industry leader in the delivery of comprehensive chronic care management services, today announced that Tim Paden, MD has joined the company as chief medical officer. Dr. Paden will lead a clinical team focused on further cementing NavCare’s position as an innovator and market leader in the chronic care management space.

Dr. Paden is a family medicine doctor in Mountain Home, Arkansas and is affiliated with Baxter County Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and has been in practice for nearly 30 years focused on geriatric medicine.

“We are proud to add such a highly respected leader in medical management to our executive team,” said Rick Griffin, president, and chief executive officer, NavCare. “We are confident that Dr. Paden’s vast experience, combined with his proven track record for innovation and successful execution of chronic care management, will help us further our mission of ensuring that patients remain safely independent, and reducing family and caregiver stress, readmissions, and costs.”

At NavCare Health, Dr. Paden will provide strategic guidance to the clinical team working closely with chief clinical officer Debora Fisher. He will provide oversight for the company's programs, products, and services. As a key member of the executive staff, Dr. Paden will play a fundamental role in establishing the long-term strategy of the company.

“I am an advocate for the impact on patient care that a strong service provider like NavCare can deliver. They have provided chronic care management services to our patient base that have been invaluable in providing our elderly population with a higher level of care for more than two years. Chronic care management is a huge driving economic force in today’s healthcare and Medicare landscape, and I am impressed with how NavCare is working to make a positive impact," said Dr. Paden. “I am thrilled to join such a talented team and look forward to leveraging my experience working to contribute to the growing success of the company.”

About NavCare
NavCare is the industry leader in the delivery of comprehensive chronic care management services. Based in Augusta, Georgia, NavCare offers 30+ years of post-acute experience in senior living, home health, and chronic care management with a track record of reducing readmissions, lowering the cost of care, and navigating patients to a care model that meets them where they are. NavCare makes population health actionable, supporting patients with chronic conditions with the high-touch services necessary to help them remain healthy and independent. A broad range of services combined with sophisticated telemonitoring technology, NavCare's clinician-led CareCenter capabilities, and home health specialists scale to ensure that providers meet MACRA and MIPS requirements and provide a higher level of care to patients who need it. Find us here:, Twitter , LinkedIn.

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