Huntington Hospital today announced that Timothy S. E. Albert, MD, MHCH will be joining as Executive Medical Director of Huntington Health Physicians (HHP), effective April 15, 2019. Dr. Albert, a practicing cardiologist, is an experienced leader in community-based medical groups. Dr. Albert received his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, his cardiology fellowship from Duke University, and his master’s in health care management degree from the Harvard University School of Public Health.
“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Albert to the Huntington Enterprise,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Huntington Hospital. “His proven leadership skills and clinical expertise will further strengthen the outstanding care that our HHP physicians provide to adult and pediatric patients throughout the community as well as inside the hospital. I’m excited to work closely with Dr. Albert as we look to the future of care for our region, with a focus on quality and service excellence.”
Dr. Albert joins Huntington Health Physicians from Tanner Medical Group, part of Tanner Health System in Georgia, where he served as medical director of a large hospital-owned CMS 5-star multispecialty physician group. In addition to providing physician leadership and oversight for 30+ offices and over 300,000 patient visits annually, he acted in a lead role for the implementation of Tanner’s EPIC electronic health record system, developed a program to improve end-of-life care, crafted an opioid outpatient monitoring program and established a new clinical research program, among other accomplishments. Before joining Tanner, Dr. Albert was president of Central Coast Cardiology in Salinas, CA. and Medical Director at the Center for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging, part of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.
“Community-based medicine is my passion,” said Dr. Albert. “As the practice of medicine evolves, I’m especially excited for the opportunity to improve the way care is delivered through leveraging technology, best practice and service excellence. Joining Huntington Health Physicians as its leader is a great honor, and I’m looking forward to getting started and introducing myself to the talented physicians in the group – as well as getting to know the wonderful community of Pasadena and beyond.”
In his role as Executive Medical Director, Dr. Albert will provide clinical leadership as well as lead the overall strategic, clinical and operational planning of Huntington Health Physicians, a Medical Foundation Model of Organized Physician Delivery. With offices throughout the San Gabriel Valley, Huntington Health Physicians offers adult and pediatric primary and specialty care, as well as hospital-based care.
About Huntington Health Physicians
Huntington Health Physicians (HHP) was initially formed in 1995 as Huntington Foundation Medical Group. In recent years, the physician enterprise has grown and evolved into a multispecialty network of 70 physicians with nine delivery sites throughout the San Gabriel Valley. For more information, please visit: www.huntingtonhealthphysicians.org