Marlton, NJ - December 12, 2022 - Advocare, a physician-owned multispecialty medical group with nearly 700 providers, announced today that Pat Board has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective November 28, 2022. Board succeeds Chuck McQueary, who had served as Advocare’s Chief Operating Officer since 2014.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Pat Board provides vision and leadership to drive best practices in all aspects of the organization’s operational functions. Among his areas of expertise are strategy development, physician practice and hospital operations, physician collaboration, population health, team building, and community engagement. He translates strategy into organization-wide goal setting and annual operations planning, including actionable steps and performance management.
Pat brings with him over 30 years as an innovative leader with a proven track record of achieving exemplary results in complex healthcare environments. He joined Advocare from the highly respected Marshfield Clinic Health System where he most recently led the system’s flagship site in Marshfield including a 450+ provider clinic and a tertiary care hospital where he served as the market President. Before his tenure at Marshfield Clinic Health System, he held various executive-level roles in the healthcare sector, including Union Health System, UAP Clinic, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, and University of Minnesota Physicians.
“The Executive Council believes Pat’s leadership style and his vast experience in healthcare, especially with physician groups, uniquely positions him to be successful in leading our organization,” says Dr. Howard Orel, CEO & President. “He will play a pivotal role in ensuring Advocare realizes its goals to advance its life-changing mission."
Advocare, LLC ("Advocare") is a physician-owned and governed multi-specialty medical group operating in New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia metropolitan region.
Founded in 1998 as an alliance of 26 physicians, Advocare has grown to become widely recognized and highly respected as one of the region's largest multi-specialty groups providing the highest-quality healthcare.
With nearly 700 providers and 200 Care Center offices, Advocare serves approximately 590,000 unique patients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Advocare physicians are regularly recognized among the region's top doctors by both patients and consumer publications.
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