Stephanie Kovalick Joins Sage Growth Partners as Senior VP and Practice Leader, Value-Based Care

Kovalick Will Lead and Drive Growth in the Firm’s Value-Based Healthcare Practice.

Baltimore, MD – January 19, 2015 • Sage Growth Partners (SGP), a Baltimore-based healthcare consulting, technology, and marketing firm today announced the appointment of Stephanie Kovalick as Senior Vice President and Practice Leader, Value-Based Care.

In her role, Ms. Kovalick will be responsible for building the Value-Based Care Practice for SGP. By strengthening competencies and driving growth, Ms. Kovalick and her team will help healthcare providers, payers, and vendors navigate the waters of value-based care, including population health management.

Ms. Kovalick is a leading healthcare authority with extensive workflow, product management, and marketing know-how focused on the healthcare payer, provider, and health information technology sectors. She is a recognized expert and thought leader in the emerging “value-based care” space and has broad experience in both health plan and provider businesses and workflows. She has deep expertise in healthcare reimbursement models and revenue cycle, extending into the clinical workflows necessary to maximize efficiencies in a changing healthcare ecosystem.

Ms. Kovalick has most recently held leadership roles with Availity, LLC, and GE Healthcare. She served as the Director, Healthcare Expense Analysis for John Hopkins Health Plan. She is a graduate of Bentley University where she earned her undergraduate degree in marketing.

“Sage Growth Partners is the perfect next step for me and my career,” says Ms. Kovalick. “The SGP team and I are so aligned when it comes to thought process, passion for healthcare opportunities, and drive to make a difference for SGP’s clients. I am really excited to work with this great firm to bring that passion and deliver results for our clients, ultimately making a difference in healthcare.”

Adds Don McDaniel, CEO of Sage Growth Partners, “We brought Stephanie on board because we know, through previous engagements together, the quality of her work. She is a talented, driven person. Stephanie’s background with health plans, providers, and the healthcare IT space can all be leveraged together at SGP to make a significant difference and grow our portfolio in the area of value-based care. We are excited to have her join our talented and creative team.”

About Sage Growth Partners

Sage Growth Partners is a strategy, applied technology and integrated venture management firm focused exclusively on healthcare and related industries. We are catalysts, innovators, and pragmatic problem solvers, combining our industry expertise with an uncanny ability to source, secure, and integrate the best people, resources, and organizations to meet our clients’ objectives.

With deep roots in the business of healthcare, SGP has earned a reputation for delivering results to difficult industry and organizational challenges. Founded in 2005, SGP is located in Baltimore, MD and serves clients such as GE Healthcare, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, National Association of Community Health Centers, Christus Miguerza Health System, Availity, LLC, Boston Medical Center, and others. Visit our website at www.sage-growth.com.