Mark Stephens to Lead New Shore Physicians Group
(SOMERS POINT, NJ) — Mark Stephens has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer for Shore Physicians Group (SPG), Shore Health System’s initiative to form a multi-specialty physician group in southern New Jersey. In this new role, Stephens will be responsible for the overall strategic direction and day-to-day operations and management of SPG and Shore Health Enterprises (SHE), including several primary care and specialty physician practices.
The goal of SPG is to recruit and retain high quality and compassionate physicians to successfully meet the healthcare needs of the surrounding communities by providing a physician network that is “clinically integrated” with Shore Medical Center. SPG will provide physicians with a supportive, professionally managed and professionally rewarding practice environment.
Stephens is a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 32 years of management experience in both multi-specialty physician group practices and hospital/health systems. His extensive experience and expertise encompasses strategic planning, population health management, new business development, physician recruitment, construction management and health information technology.
In 1998, Stephens helped form InterMountain Medical Group in Northeastern Pennsylvania and became its first President and Chief Executive Officer. The group grew to include more than 70 providers and to become a major healthcare provider in that market. For the past three years, he has been a member of the Pennsylvania Governors’ Chronic Care Initiative steering committee to execute a statewide initiative in population management and advanced medical homes. He is also an active participant on the American Medical Group Association’s CEO Council.
Stephens completed his education at King’s and Wilkes universities in Pennsylvania. He is the father of three sons: Jonathon, 24, Joshua, 20, and Jordan, 18.
About Shore Physicians Group
Shore Physicians Group is a multi-specialty medical group created with one goal in mind – “Treating People Well.” Shore Physicians Group is comprised of the area’s most highly skilled, caring and passionate physicians, nurses and clinicians, who provide quality care and the best medical outcomes in the fields of family medicine, internal medicine, general, laparoscopic, plastic and reconstructive surgery and pulmonary medicine. While Shore Physicians Group’s facilities feature the most advanced medical technology, the foundation of the exceptional care offered is humanistic and people centered.