Health Share of Oregon has appointed Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis as senior medical director of the Tri-County Metro area coordinated care organization.
Currently chief medical officer and chief operating officer for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, Oregon’s largest comprehensive community mental health program, Bennington-Davis will join Health Share on May 18.
She will lead the coordinated care organization’s work in delivery system transformation. Using data and metrics to ensure Health Share’s clinical transformation initiatives are measureable, reliable and designed to achieve the Triple Aim, she will help facilitate provider-driven change at the primary health team level, as well as across the model of care continuum.
Bennington-Davis currently serves on Health Share’s Quality Management Council and is also chair-elect of the Oregon Health Authority’s statewide Metrics and Scoring Committee.
At Cascadia, she has been heavily involved in health reform as it pertains to mental health, including implementing the first Forensic Assertive Community Treatment program in Multnomah County, a Health Share-funded effort.
Since 2006, Bennington-Davis has served as the chief medical officer and, since 2008, chief operating officer for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. In her role, she provided leadership for mental health and addictions medical services, including innovative programs like Project Respond, a mobile mental-health crisis response team that provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day, seven days a week; a seven-day a week walk-in mental health crisis clinic; and Crisis Respite, which serves as a short-term step down or alternative to the hospital.
With experience in both finance and health care, she also helped Cascadia stabilize its finances and operations, while improving quality, growing substantially, and successfully shifting to new payment environments.
Prior to Cascadia, Bennington-Davis served as psychiatry medical director of Salem Hospital, as well as hospital chief of staff. She led development of a cultural change model for implementation of trauma-sensitive services with the subsequent elimination of seclusion and restraint on an acute psychiatric inpatient unit.
She has co-authored a book and published articles and chapters on the subject, and has done hundreds of consultations and presentations regarding organizational change, trauma-informed environments, and leadership. She is on faculty at the Sanctuary Institute.
Bennington-Davis completed her psychiatry residency at Oregon Health Sciences University, where she remains on the faculty, and a masters of medical management degree at Tulane University School of Public Health in 2005.