RICHMOND, Ind. – Reid Health welcomes an experienced medical practice system manager as the new Vice President/Reid Health Physician Associates (RHPA). Keith Crews is responsible for managing the growing physician network of 42 practices and 144 caregivers serving East Central Indiana and West Central Ohio.
Crews comes to Reid Health from Saline, Michigan, where he has served as Executive Director, Medical Practice Management, for Allegiance Health – a 480-bed community owned health system providing services throughout South Central Michigan. In that role, he led a department consisting of 122 primary and specialty care providers and more than 500 others.
Craig Kinyon, Reid Health President/CEO, said Crews brings extensive experience that makes him a great fit for the rapidly growing RHPA organization.
“Keith has served in physician practices and understands the vital importance of the patient-physician relationship to overall health and access to care. His background also includes developing strategic business plans, revamping budget processes, overseeing recruitment and developing best practice operational workflows for health systems,” Kinyon said. “His leadership and support of Physician practices is vital as our health system continues to compete nationally in efforts to recruit and grow a network of providers and be sure our area maintains a strong supply of quality caregivers.”
Crews has also served in roles managing electronic medical record systems and is certified in LEAN processes. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Medical Group Management Association. Crews received is Master of Business Administration from the University of Findlay, in Findlay, OH, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toledo.
Rohit Bawa, M.D., who chairs the RHPA Network Operating Committee, said Crews will be a “tremendous asset” to the network. “He brings a depth of experience in clinical management, operational transformation, physician relations and executive leadership. We are delighted to have him join our team. His in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry, coupled with his strong executive level communication and analytical skills, aligns well with our data drive approach and using best practices for providing high quality care.”