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James Corbett - Senior Vice President Community Health Improvement and Values Integration

As senior vice president of community health improvement and values integration, James provides strategic and operational leadership for community health improvement initiatives and collaborates with group presidents and mission integration leaders to assimilate the mission and values of Centura Health into the everyday fabric of the organization.

James comes to Centura Health from Steward Health Care System, a Medicare pioneer ACO and for-profit health system comprised of 11 hospitals in Massachusetts, where he served as vice president of community health and ethics and is a fellow at Harvard Medical School, Division of Medical Ethics. At Steward Health Care System, James provided system-wide oversight to community health, behavioral health and ethics. During his tenure, he created a community health advocate program, which enrolled the uninsured and connected them with primary care, and a behavioral health navigator program which improved emergency room patient flow and integrated behavioral and physical health. James also secured more than $3.5 million in grants for Steward Hospitals.

Prior to joining Steward Health Care System, James was vice president of mission effectiveness for Mercy Health System of Maine. He received $1 million in federal appropriations to develop an innovative community based behavioral health network. James received his Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Syracuse University, a Juris Doctor from Saint John’s Law School, and a Master of Divinity from Duke University. He formerly taught health law at Maine and New England Schools of Law and bioethics courses at Harvard Medical School. James has been published in multiple journals on health reform and the role of public health in decreasing health care costs and improving population health outcomes.

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