50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
Dr. Cheryl Pegus
President of consumer health solutions and chief medical officer,
Cambia Health Solutions
Pegus propelled Cambia further into value-based arrangements in 2019, ending the year with nearly 40% of all contract dollars tied to a value-based arrangement. That resulted in impressive cost savings and improved clinical outcomes, including lower readmissions. She oversaw the integration of behavioral health across Cambia’s offerings. That includes behavioral health advocates doing post-discharge follow-ups with patients and routing all mental health customer service calls to staff with mental health first aid training.