Jeff Alter formally takes the helm of Summit Health as its new chief executive officer beginning Oct. 4, according to an announcement from the Berkley Heights-based health care network.
Alter succeeds Dr. Jeffrey LeBenger, who is now executive chairman to the management company’s board.
Alter joins Summit Health from Anthem, where he was executive vice president of Anthem Health Solutions and president of IngenioRx, Anthem’s pharmacy business.
Prior to Anthem he was the founder and president of Arcturus One Consulting. Earlier, Alter served as the CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Commercial Group and in other leadership positions during his 15-year tenure at that company.
Formed by the 2019 merger of Summit Medical Group and CityMD, Summit Health has more than 2,000 providers, over 9,000 employees and 200-plus locations in New Jersey, New York and Central Oregon, enabling access to a full spectrum of primary, specialty and urgent care.
Alter has also served on the board of CityMD since 2017, and is a current board member for Summit Health, Anomaly, St. John’s University, Progenity, and the Long Island Association.
“I’m honored and excited to deepen my connection to Summit Health and further the work we’ve done to become an organization known for high quality, value-based health care – centered on the patient,” said Alter in a prepared statement. “That’s one of the things that brought Summit Medical Group and CityMD together, and it’s a guiding light for our future. I look forward to working with the exceptional team as we continue to provide the best possible care no matter how our patients come into our network – by walking into one of our urgent care centers or by seeing one of our many specialists.”
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