SGP’s SVP and General Manager of Research and Marketing Insights joins BMS with more than 20 years of experience with FQHCs
Baltimore, MD – Feb. 14, 2018 – Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a Baltimore-based healthcare research, strategy, and marketing firm, today announced that Chris DeMarco, SVP and General Manager of Research and Marketing Insights, has been elected to the board of directors for Baltimore Medical System (BMS). BMS is the largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) in Maryland, serving nearly 45,000 patients in and around Baltimore, primarily in low-income and underserved neighborhoods.
Chris has more than twenty years of experience working and consulting for FQHCs. These are community-based healthcare organizations that provide comprehensive primary and preventative care to 24 million patients across the U.S., regardless of their health insurance status or ability to pay. Chris has led ambulatory care operations, including medical and dental, mental health, and behavioral health services, and has managed strategic partnerships with hospitals and government agencies. He has a PhD in social psychology from Syracuse University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins.
“I’m delighted to be joining the BMS board and such an esteemed group of peers,” said Chris. “I have long admired BMS’ deep commitment to providing essential healthcare services to the communities that need them most. As a member of the board, I hope to lend my experience and perspective to the team as we work together to advance this incredibly important organization.”
About Baltimore Medical System
Baltimore Medical System (BMS) is the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Maryland serving over 48,000 patients across Baltimore City and Baltimore County annually. BMS operates six health care centers, including four on-site pharmacies and eight school-based centers. The mission of BMS is to improve health, wellness and quality of life in the communities we serve by providing safe, high quality, accessible and affordable healthcare.
About Sage Growth Partners
Sage Growth Partners accelerates commercial success for healthcare organizations through a singular focus on growth. The company helps its clients thrive amid the complexities of a rapidly changing marketplace with deep domain expertise and an integrated application of research, strategy, and marketing.
Founded in 2005, Sage Growth Partners is located in Baltimore, MD and serves clients such as GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, The Healthcare Association of New York State, Healogics, Quest Diagnostics, Qlik, and Legacy Community Health. Visit us online at www.sage-growth.com.