LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SCAN, a leading senior-focused organization with the mission of keeping seniors healthy and independent, today announced the appointment of two new medical directors: Magda Lenartowicz, M.D., and Terence Offenberger, M.D. Lenartowicz will collaborate with the healthcare services and quality improvement teams at SCAN, and oversee clinical programs for Independence at Home, a SCAN community service. Offenberger will provide clinical direction across SCAN Health Plan staff and contracted providers. Together, Lenartowicz and Offenberger add their extensive medical knowledge to SCAN's broad clinical expertise, helping to ensure the quality and efficiency of care and service seniors receive.
"SCAN is thrilled to welcome Drs. Lenartowicz and Offenberger to our growing team of medical directors; they will undoubtedly help advance our medical management and quality care goals," stated Chris Wing, CEO of SCAN. "SCAN serves a diverse mix of seniors and caregivers throughout California so we know the challenges they face in being able to remain safely in their own homes. Lenartowicz's and Offenberger's backgrounds and tenure strengthen our ability to deliver products and services that help keep seniors healthy and independent. We look forward to their passionate advocacy on behalf of seniors and the positive impact they will make on the organization."
Lenartowicz is a trained internist with a fellowship in geriatric medicine and social scientist with a specialization in gerontology. Prior to joining SCAN she founded a home health company and taught gerontology at McMaster University, Canada. Most recently she served as medical director at a comprehensive geriatric inpatient service in Southern California and continues her clinical work as a hospice and palliative care physician with Rozeroom Hospice. Lenartowicz received her geriatric fellowship training from University of California Los Angeles and completed her undergraduate medical training and residency at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her undergraduate training in gerontology was obtained at McMaster University.
Offenberger is board-certified in internal medicine and a Fellow at the American College of Physicians. Most recently, Offenberger served as the Southern California market medical director for United Health Plan, where he worked closely with network hospitals and medical groups to optimize their performance, medical management, data submission and other clinical initiatives. He previously held positions at UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser, Anthem Blue Cross, and MemorialCare Medical Group. In the field of academia, he taught medical students and residents at the University of California, Irvine, where he also completed his residency. Offenberger received his medical degree from New York University and earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
SCAN's medical director team is led by Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Romilla Batra. Setting clinical policies and procedures at SCAN, Batra provides physician oversight of clinical programs, leads Independence at Home and SCAN's extensive community services, and helps design clinical initiatives that support healthy and independent aging. With the additions of Lenartowicz and Offenberger, SCAN's medical director team also includes Dan Osterweil, M.D. and Russell Brower, M.D.
SCAN is a not-for-profit organization committed to keeping seniors healthy and independent. That's been our mission since our founding in 1977. Today we deliver on that mission through SCAN Health Plan, one of the largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans in the nation. Independence at Home, a SCAN community service, provides vitally needed services and support to seniors, disabled adults and their caregivers. SCAN also offers education programs, community funding, volunteer opportunities and other community services throughout our California service area. To learn more, visit scanhealthplan.com or facebook.com/scanhealthplan or follow us on twitter @scanhealthplan.
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