DR. ERIC BECK

35 Pres­i­dent and CEO Evo­lu­tion Health Dal­las

Modern Healthcare - - NEWS - —Joseph Conn

THROUGH ED­U­CA­TION AND EX­PE­RI­ENCE, Dr. Eric Beck has po­si­tioned him­self to help de­sign the fu­ture of health­care de­liv­ery.

Beck heads Evo­lu­tion Health, the pop­u­la­tion health man­age­ment di­vi­sion of for-profit and pub­licly traded En­vi­sion Health­care, based in Green­wood Vil­lage, Colo., where he dou­bles as the par­ent com­pany’s CEO for in­te­grated de­liv­ery.

He’s also served as chief in­no­va­tion of­fi­cer and chief in­te­gra­tion of­fi­cer at AMR, the com­pany’s am­bu­lance ser­vices di­vi­sion, as as­so­ciate chief med­i­cal of­fi­cer for both AMR and Evo­lu­tion and as med­i­cal direc­tor for the Chicago Fire De­part­ment and Chicago’s emer­gency med­i­cal ser­vices.

A na­tive of a Cleve­land sub­urb, Beck be­came a para­medic in high school, at­tend­ing night classes at the Cleve­land Clinic. In col­lege at John Car­roll Univer­sity, he moon­lighted as a para­medic and fire­fighter with the Wil­loughby Hills (Ohio) Fire De­part­ment. While at­tend­ing a class, un­be­knownst to Beck, a fel­low stu­dent play­ing bas­ket­ball in the gym next door went into car­diac ar­rest and died. “Had I known, I might have been able to bring him back,” Beck said. The in­ci­dent prompted Beck to es­tab­lish an on-campus, stu­dent-staffed EMT pro­gram with Cleve­land Clinic physi­cian over­sight. The pro­gram is still op­er­at­ing to­day.

Beck’s med­i­cal di­rec­tors at the Cleve­land Clinic were the first to en­cour­age him to at­tend med­i­cal school. He grad­u­ated in 2007 from Ohio Univer­sity’s Her­itage Col­lege of Os­teo­pathic Medicine in Athens.

His work on pop­u­la­tion health so­lu­tions at Evo­lu­tion Health, Beck said, “is re­ally at the in­ter­sec­tion of public safety, public health and health­care. … That’s what we’re try­ing to see across the coun­try, that jour­ney, and how do you align all three of them.”

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