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Dr. Keroack provides strategic, financial, and operational oversight for all services at Baystate Health and its subsidiary health plan, Health New England. Under his leadership, Baystate Health has expanded its clinical services, incorporating two new community hospitals and growing its outpatient practices across the region. The system has been a national leader in adopting population-based approaches to care, emphasizing prevention, wellness, care integration, and cost containment under a global budget. Baystate Health also has enhanced its role as the sole academic medical center in western Massachusetts, growing its tertiary services, elevating its research programs, and opening a regional medical campus of UMass Chan Medical School.
Dr. Keroack served as Baystate Health’s chief operating officer from 2013 – 2014 and as its chief physician executive from 2011 – 2013. He came to Baystate Health from University HealthSystem Consortium in Oak Brook, Illinois, where he served as chief medical officer for 10 years. Prior to his national work, he served on the faculty of UMass Chan for 12 years, where he focused on HIV and AIDS care and won five annual teaching awards. Beginning in 1995, Dr. Kerock took on a more administrative role, serving as the first president of the 700-physician UMass Memorial Medical Group. He has authored over 50 publications.
Dr. Keroack is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Medical School and received his MPH from Boston University. He trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He serves on several local boards focused on improving the quality of life in his native Springfield and across western Massachusetts, as well as several state and national boards. He is married to Dr. Ann Errichetti, and they have two grown daughters now living in Massachusetts and Vermont.
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