Holy Cross Physician Partners Adds Manager of Population Care

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 5, 2014) – Holy Cross Physicians Partners, creators of one of the first commercial accountable care programs in the state, has named Stephanie Echarte, R.N. to the position of population care manager.

In her new position, Echarte will be responsible for approximately 5,000 people in the clinically integrated network’s patient population of more than 13,000. In addition to tracking metrics on clinical performance, her responsibilities will include providing patient education, ascertaining if patients have had their tests and screenings, following up after treatment and coordinating community and social services.

“Stephanie plays an important role in our efforts to provide preventative care, coordinate care for our patients and track outcomes toward a goal of constantly improving the high quality of care and the overall experience our patients receive,” said Holy Cross Physicians Partners Medical Director Kenneth Homer, M.D.

Echarte has been a member of the Holy Cross family since 2008. She most recently served for more than a year as an assistant nurse manager in the intermediate care unit.

A resident of Fort Lauderdale, Echarte is a member of the Holy Cross Hospital Nursing Quality Council and holds BLS/ACLS certification.  She successfully completed the Holy Cross Hospital Nurse Residency Program. She earned her associate’s degree in nursing from St. Petersburg College and a bachelor’s in health science education from the University of Florida with a specialization in community health.

About Holy Cross Physician Partners

Holy Cross Physician Partners is a clinically integrated health care provider network that unites independent and employed physicians along with Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, in a program that drives improvements in efficiency as well as health outcomes. Today, hundreds of physicians in Broward and Palm Beach counties are part of Holy Cross Physician Partners and united in the premise that better quality, higher patient satisfaction, and lower overall health care spending comes from a deliberate, coordinated effort between partner physicians to share clinical information with one another.