NavCare Announces New Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Tim Paden, a family medicine doctor in Arkansas, will provide strategic guidance and oversight to chronic care management service provider’s clinical team.

tim padenChronic care management service provider NavCare announced its new chief medical officer last month: Dr. Tim Paden, a family medicine doctor in Mountain Home, Ark.

As part of his new role with NavCare, Paden will offer strategic guidance to a clinical team working on innovative solutions in the chronic care management space, according to the company. He will also provide oversight for NavCare’s programs, products and services.

“We are proud to add such a highly respected leader in medical management to our executive team,” Rick Griffin, the president and CEO of NavCare, said in a statement. “We are confident that Dr. Paden’s vast experience, combined with his proven track record for innovation and successful execution of chronic care management, will help us further our mission of ensuring that patients remain safely independent, and reducing family and caregiver stress, readmissions, and costs.”

Paden, who received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas and is currently affiliated with Bradley County Medical Center, has been in practice for nearly 30 years with a focus on geriatric medicine.

For the past two years, NavCare has provided chronic care management services to Paden’s patient base, allowing elderly populations to access a higher level of care, he said. Witnessing the company’s influence on patient care encouraged Paden to join the executive team.

“Chronic care management is a huge driving economic force in today’s healthcare and Medicare landscape, and I am impressed with how NavCare is working to make a positive impact," Paden said in a statement. “I am thrilled to join such a talented team and look forward to leveraging my experience working to contribute to the growing success of the company.”

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