Dr. Carl E. Couch to Serve as Chief Medical Officer for nThrive

By nThrive | Posted: 07/14/2017

Dr. Carl E. Couch, nThrive Chief Medical Officer

nThrive announces the appointment of Dr. Carl E. Couch, MD, MMM, FAAFP, as chief medical officer for nThrive. Dr. Couch, who was previously vice president of innovation at Baylor Scott & White Health, brings a wealth of expertise and domain knowledge to his new role. He will ensure nThrive has the strategy and knowledge to continue to develop and deliver Patient-to-Payment℠ solutions that empower physicians in their ability to help patients, as well as help providers become more financially and operationally successful.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Couch, a board certified family physician and diplomat of the American Academy of Family Physicians, held multiple leadership roles at Baylor Scott & White Health. He earned his master’s degree in Medical Management at Tulane University where his passion as a physician leader ignited. An active family physician for 39 years, Dr. Couch founded the Family Medical Center in Garland, Texas. He is a noted expert on Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), and founded, then served as president of the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated ACO comprised of 5,000 physicians and 46 hospitals aligned with Baylor Scott & White Health System. He is the author of the 2016 ACO book, Accountable, considered to be a great source on the development and operationalization of the ACO structure.

CEO Joel Hackney commented on new appointment, “nThrive is fortunate to have Dr. Couch join our organization, and we are confident he will add tremendous value to the executive leadership team, colleagues and clients. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact he will have on the company’s culture, and will help to further grow long-term success at nThrive.”

To learn more about this new appointment, read the full web release, here.