Love Maine Radio #321: Jud Knox and Dr. Betsy Johnson

Today’s guests are Jud Knox, CEO of York Hospital, and Dr. Betsy Johnson, president and CEO of the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization.


Dr. Betsy Johnson, president & CEO of MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization

Betsy Johnson is president and CEO of MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization. With over 17 years of experience in healthcare leadership and 20 years of clinical practice experience in internal medicine, Dr. Johnson brings to the MaineHealth Accountable Care Organization (ACO) her passion for building and supporting a community model of health care that is value-based, integrated, and patient-centered. Through teamwork and partnership across the health system, she has helped facilitate the transition of the MMC Physician-Hospital Organization (PHO), Community Physicians of Maine (CPM) into an integrated ACO advocating for a culture of accountable care, provider engagement, transparency, and achievement of the Quadruple Aim for over 1400 providers and 10 acute care hospitals. Before coming to the ACO, she served as chief medical officer at Martin’s Point Health Care where in addition to leading the Quality Division for both the health plans and delivery system, she led the integration of three medical groups into one group-employed model, as well as their transformation toward patient-centered medical homes. She previously served as chief of internal medicine and adult urgent care at the Kenmore Center, part of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston. After receiving her BA from Bowdoin College, Betsy obtained an MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a Master of Health Care Management from Harvard School of Public Health. She currently serves on several boards including Maine Quality Counts and Coverys, and serves as chair of Onpoint Health Data’s board of directors. She sees patients at Maine Medical Partners Falmouth Internal Medicine and serves as faculty on MaineHealth’s Physician Leadership Development Fellowship

Jud Knox, CEO of York Hospital

Jud Knox has served as the president and CEO of York Hospital since 1982. He graduated with a master of arts in Healthcare Administration in 1972 from George Washington University and worked as an administrator at several hospitals including Naval Regional Medical Center in Newport, Rhode Island; Camden Community Hospital and Health Care Center in Camden; and Mid-Maine Medical Center in Waterville, which has since merged with Kennebec Valley Medical Center in Augusta.