Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, is Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health. She oversees Clinical Care for the system, focused on creating high-value health outcomes for every individual seen. Key interest areas include developing cutting edge care through research, advanced access to care through innovation, highly reliable care processes through physician partnerships and systems design, and building the health care workforce of the future.
Dr. Compton-Phillips has an extensive background in directing patient care programs and leading health care organizations to broad-based improvements.
Prior to joining Providence in August 2015, Dr. Compton-Phillips served as the Chief Quality Officer at the Permanente Federation, where she focused on improving the value of care delivery. During her tenure, Dr. Compton-Phillips was a key organizational leader in developing capacity in patient-driven design, enhancing clinical outcomes and the care experience, and addressing the affordability of care.
Dr. Compton-Phillips is a board-certified internist, author, and Theme Leader for NEJM Catalyst. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
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