Samaritan Medical Group appoints COO

Julie Osgood, DrPH, has joined Newport, Ore.-based Samaritan Medical Group as chief operating officer. 

As COO, Dr. Osgood will collaborate with Samaritan leaders to ensure efficient and effective operations of the medical group, according to a Jan. 25 news release. She will help lead the work of Samaritan providers at more than 100 clinics and hospital departments.

Most recently, she was vice president of the clinic network at the University of Washington Medicine Valley Medical Center in Renton, where she oversaw operations, quality and performance improvement, patient safety and population health.

Dr. Osgood also spent 19 years at MaineHealth in Portland, where she was responsible for population health programs designed to improve patient care and outcomes in Maine and New Hampshire.

She has a master's degree in health policy and management from the University of Southern Maine in Portland and a doctorate in public health leadership from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. 

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