EverCare, a non-profit providing Managed Long-Term Care Plan, Certified Home Health Agency, and Adult Social Day Program services in the Hudson Valley, has announced Mitchell Rubin, M.D. has joined the leadership team as its Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Rubin, a native of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, has dedicated his nearly 35-year career to providing high quality health care services to those in need, with a particular focus on vulnerable communities in need of advocacy in order to eliminate disparities. “One plan does not fit all,” said Dr. Rubin. “Health care is complicated and complex; you have to look at the needs of the individual.”
After earning his Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Studies at Cornell University and his Doctor of Medicine at New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Rubin spent time in private practice at Bergen West Pediatric Center in Wyckoff, N.J. before moving on to several management positions, including director of the Department of Community Medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in New York, N.Y.; Pediatric Program director at Woodhall Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y.; vice president of Ambulatory Care at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y.; and vice president and medical director of Quality Health Care Management for Fidelis Care New York in Rego Park, N.Y.
In recent years, Dr. Rubin has taken positions with a focus on groups with special needs. He served as medical director for Graham Windham Child Welfare Agency, where he oversaw medical and allied services for children in foster care. As medical director for EmblemHealth, he was responsible for value-based and shared savings affiliations for special population, including Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC), Fully Integrated Duals Advantage (FIDA), and children with special needs. Most recently, he worked as executive director and chief medical officer for Premier HealthCare, a provider of health care service to the intellectually and developmentally disabled in New York State.
“In these circumstances, establishing how you finance good, quality health care is of utmost importance,” said Dr. Rubin. “Looking at the needs of both the payee and the provider together can lay the groundwork for a plan that will ensure each individual’s needs are properly represented.”
To Dr. Rubin, his recent history makes EverCare the perfect next step in his career.
“I look at EverCare and see a company committed to helping folks whose needs require a specialized approach. Our employees take what they do, and the care of each client, very personally. These are clients who need someone to speak for them – the elderly, the disabled, those with ADL issues, mobility problems – and that energizes me to grow our business to reach as many of those in need as possible,” said Dr. Rubin. “When you think of a health plan provider, what usually comes to mind is a big conglomerate with too many thousands of members to receive individualized attention. With EverCare, health care has a personal touch.”
As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Rubin will be in a position to help grow EverCare and widen its reach. Dr. Rubin will also be responsible for cultivating and supporting the staff, and ensuring a culture of quality health care service for each of EverCare’s clients.
“I’m fortunate and blessed to be a part of a young, energetic, and committed staff,” said Dr. Rubin. “This region is fertile for health plans to flourish and attract new members. The spirit and optimism of this group uniquely positions EverCare to be an industry leader in the Hudson Valley.”