Cleveland, OH – March 14, 2019 –Western Reserve Medical Group (WRMG), a leading provider of home-based medical care in Northeast and Southwest Ohio, announced that Janet Buccola, M.D., becomes the group’s Chief Medical Officer, and Cynthia Flynn, M.D., becomes Medical Director of Quality.
Dr. William Mills, President of Western Reserve Medical Group said, “I’m delighted to announce the promotion of Dr. Buccola to Chief Medical Officer. The timing is perfect for a physician leader of Dr. Buccola’s caliber to provide strong, collaborative, value-based clinical leadership to our practitioners, senior living communities, partners and payers.” Mills continued, “with the group entering an exciting growth phase, I’m confident that Janet will provide the clinical leadership and oversight to further embolden our growth strategy.”
Dr. Buccola, a New Jersey native, did her undergraduate studies at Holy Cross, medical school at Georgetown, Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard Medical School) where she also served as Chief Resident. She then practiced primary care with a focus on patients with complex needs as a staff physician in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel in Boston. Buccola moved to Ohio where she practiced community-based primary care as well as hospital medicine as a staff physician at Cleveland Clinic. She served as Director of Curriculum for the Cleveland Clinic’s Internal Medicine Residency Program, and was Associate Program Director. Dr. Buccola is a frequent speaker and has published in peer-reviewed journals. She has appeared on the Best Doctors in Northeast Ohio list six times.
Dr. Buccola said, “I’m thrilled to take on this leadership role at Western Reserve Medical Group. For twelve years, the group has provided friendly, high value, cost-effective, home-based medical care to patients. With all roads in healthcare leading into the home, we have a wonderful opportunity to grow our quality care model and to be the home-centered medical practice partner of choice for senior communities, payers and health systems throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky.”
Dr. Mills continued, “I’m also delighted to announce that Dr. Cindy Flynn is stepping into the position of Medical Director, Quality. Dr. Flynn has provided outstanding service to the practice for four years, as a staff physician and as Medical Director. Cindy is an incredibly dedicated physician – steadfastly devoted to her patients, their families, senior communities and her colleagues.” Dr. Flynn will work with Dr. Buccola and the leadership team to further strengthen the group’s performance on quality initiatives, care transitions and home-based medical care standards. Mills continued, “The group is extraordinarily fortunate to continue to benefit from Dr. Flynn’s talents, leadership and passion for senior care, and is well positioned to grow in large part due to Cindy’s efforts.”
About Western Reserve Medical Group
The mission of Western Reserve Medical Group is to provide high quality, compassionate visiting medical care to seniors and other complex populations that find traveling to a medical office challenging.Dr. William (Bill) Mills originallyfounded Mills Medical Practices (Western Reserve Senior Care) in 2007. The group quickly became a leader in providing high quality, home-based medical care to Ohio seniors. The group presented its care model and outcomes at many local, regional and national meetings while it continued to grow and stay focused on providing compassionate, quality care. In 2013, the group partnered with Kindred Healthcare, and was rebranded as Kindred House Calls. The group grew outside of NE Ohio, to also serve patients in greater Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky and is a participant in The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Track 2 model of care. On January 1, 2019, Mills acquired back his former group, Mills Medical Practices (now known as Western Reserve Medical Group). With outstanding physicians, advance practice clinicians and clinical and administrative support staff, the group is delighted to locally support Ohio patients in need once again.
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