Partners Announces Sachin Jain, MD, MBA as 2022 Champion for Health Award Recipient

Last Updated May 23, 2022

Partners in Care Foundation is pleased to award its 2022 Champion for Health Award to Dr. Sachin H. Jain, President and Chief Executive Officer of SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan.

“Dr. Jain is being recognized for his outstanding achievements in building and scaling innovative programs that address the needs of the highest-risk, highest-need patients,” said June Simmons, President and CEO of Partners in Care Foundation. “His has been a long career of powerful service in high impact organizations.”

This is only the fifth time in the agency’s 25-year history that Partners in Care Foundation has presented a Champion for Health Award.

“Awards like this are oftentimes given in the name of an individual, but I think this is really the reflection of a body of work that has been completed with the help and support and partnership of countless other people,” said Dr. Jain.

“This is recognition for all the colleagues and mentors who’ve supported me and worked alongside me over the course of more than a decade trying to change healthcare. I’ve been lucky to have had the opportunity to work with amazing colleagues every step of the way.”

At SCAN Group and Health Plan, Jain is responsible for leading the organization’s growth, diversification, and efforts to reduce healthcare disparities.

“Our focus is on keeping older adults healthy and independent, said Dr. Jain. “We’ve launched a number of new initiatives, all with the mission of improving the care of people who need it most.”

Before starting at SCAN in July 2020, Dr. Jain was president and CEO of CareMore Health and Aspire Health, innovative integrated healthcare delivery companies. He led the growth, diversification, expansion and innovation of these companies and they grew to serve over 180,000 patients in 32 states with $1.6B in revenues. Under his leadership, CareMore built and scaled industry-leading programs to address loneliness, deliver hospital and primary care at home, and address the clinical needs of the highest-risk, highest-need patients. The innovations he led with these firms achieved national recognition due to their powerful impact on health outcomes.

From 2009 to 2011, Dr. Jain worked in the Obama Administration, where he was senior advisor to Donald Berwick when he led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Dr. Jain was the first deputy director for policy and programs at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Previously he served as chief medical information and innovation officer at Merck & Co. He also served as an attending physician at the Boston VA-Boston Medical Center and was a member of the faculties of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School.

Dr. Jain has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs, and was an editor of the book, “The Soul of a Doctor” (Algonquin Press). He is an adjunct professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a regular contributor to Forbes. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of Make-A-Wish America.

Dr. Jain, who lives in Southern California, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College before earning his M.D. at Harvard Medical School and M.B.A. at Harvard Business School.

“I grew up in a family where the dinner table conversations were often about healthcare,” said Dr. Jain. “My father, a physician, started the pain management service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Our extended family has had a long-time philanthropic commitment to serving underserved communities in rural Rajasthan India, which is where we’re from.”

“A lot of the conversations we were having were about health equity – trying to make sure that people who didn’t have access to good healthcare actually had access to great healthcare. That left an impression on me and led me to believe that we all carry a certain obligation to serve others. Growing up, I was interested in medicine and healthcare, but I was also interested in creating broader scale change in society.”

The 22nd annual Partners in Care Foundation Tribute Dinner will be held on June 20, 2022, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Dr. Arthur M. Southam, the Executive Vice President of Health Plan Operations and Chief Growth Officer for Kaiser Permanente, also will be honored that evening with the Partners’ Vision & Excellence in Healthcare Leadership Award.

Partners in Care Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Fernando. Its mission is to align social care and health care to address the social determinants of health and equity disparities affecting diverse, under-served and vulnerable populations.

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