Affinity Health System names Dr. Christine Griger as Affinity Medical Group President
07 / 26 / 2010
Maria Nelson, Media Relations
Affinity Health System
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MENASHA, Wis. - Affinity Medical Group welcomes Dr. Christine Griger as its new president. Dr. Griger brings with her extensive health care experience in both administrative and clinical settings.
Dr. Griger's responsibilities as president of Affinity Medical Group will be to provide leadership, strategic direction and governance for all aspects of the more than 240-provider Affinity Medical Group practicing in 26 clinic locations throughout the Fox Valley.
Dr. Griger will work closely with Affinity’s three hospital presidents and Network Health Plan’s president to ensure physician strategies align with Affinity's mission, values and commitment to personalized care. She will be a member of the Affinity Health System executive team and participate with specific committees, which report to the Affinity board of directors.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Christine Griger to Affinity,” said Daniel E. Neufelder, president and CEO, Affinity Health System. “Her experience as an administrator and a pediatric physician will serve as an important base as she continues to guide Affinity in providing personalized care to all of our patients and members.”
Prior to joining Affinity, Griger served as vice chair of the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group in Palo Alto, Calif. This group included more than 900 multi-specialty physicians. Prior to her role of vice chair, Griger served numerous roles at Santa Cruz Medical Clinic in Santa Cruz, Calif., including president and chair of the board, chair of management board and managed care medical director. Griger has been a pediatrician at Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group since 1980.
“I look forward to my new role with Affinity Medical Group,” said Griger. “Its mission, values and promise of personalized care closely align with my own philosophy of health care. I am excited to work with the team at Affinity and meet the rest of the Fox Valley community.”
Dr. Griger received her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. She completed her internship, residency and chief residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pa. She received her bachelor of science in pre-medicine from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa. Griger is currently a candidate for a Health Care Executive MBA at the University of California, Irvine.
For the Editor:
Affinity Health System, a faith-based regional health care network, is the Fox Valley’s second-largest employer, according to the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. For the fourth consecutive year, Affinity has been named one of the nation’s top 64 health systems based on clinical performance according to Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care. For ten consecutive years, Affinity Health System has been named to the SDI (formerly Verispan) Integrated Health Network Top 100, an annual assessment of the 100 most highly integrated health care networks in the nation. Both St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton and Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh rank among the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in terms of quality and efficiency, as determined by the 2007 Premier | CareScience Select practice National Quality Award. Members of Affinity include Mercy Medical Center and Mercy Health Foundation, Oshkosh; St. Elizabeth Hospital and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, Appleton; Affinity Medical Group, a regional network of 25 family practice and specialty clinics – 22 of which are recognized as NCQA Level III medical homes, the highest level of recognition – in 14 communities; Calumet Medical Center, Chilton; and Affinity Occupational Health.