The CORE Institute Adds new CFO and Creates New Medical Economics Division

Phoenix (October 11, 2017) -The CORE Institute, consistently ranked Arizona’s top orthopedic practice and considered one of America’s most respected and innovative healthcare organizations, is making moves that point to an even bolder and brighter future with additions to their executive team.

Brendan Baker, who has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer, is transitioning into the newly created position of President, Insurance and Medical Economics. He will lead the development of The CORE Institute’s Medical Economics Division’s Clinically Integrated Networks, overseeing contracting with health systems and health plans for carve out global capitation and bundled payment risk for musculoskeletal services, medical economics, and network performance management.

Joining The CORE Institute as the new Chief Financial Officer is Karin Meyer, a highly respected health finance executive with more than 20 years of experience managing financial operations for dynamic public and private corporations. She most recently served as Vice President of Accounting and Controller at Envision Healthcare (a Fortune 500 company), after previously serving as Director of Finance at Medicis Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded corporation with annual revenue topping $800 million.

The Chairman and CEO of The CORE Institute, Dr. David Jacofsky, praised Baker’s performance as CFO, saying “Brendan’s track record coupled with extensive prior experience in the insurance industry, makes him the perfect person to oversee these growing initiatives.” Dr. Jacofsky also said “we are fortunate to have someone of Karin’s caliber joining as our new CFO. Her background working with dynamic organizations will be a major asset as The CORE Institute continues to grow, while maintaining our absolute commitment to best-in-class outcomes for our patients, at lower costs.”