Executive Management Team

Michael Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Bailey has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a founder of a new health services company, Unity Physician Partners, Inc. (Unity) where he serves as Chairman and CEO. Unity is designed to integrate and provide primary care and behavioral healthcare to its patients.  He also serves on the board of First Call Ambulance Service and is Executive Chairman of Peak Health Solutions, Inc.  Mr. Bailey recently served as President of the Medicare Advantage operations for Munich Health North America (MHNA) which included Windsor Health Plan and Sterling Health Plan.  He was one of the founders of Windsor Health Group, Inc. (WHG), parent company of Windsor Health Plan, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer for the 10 years preceding its acquisition by MHNA.   Prior to forming WHG, Mr. Bailey held health care leadership roles at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s health insurance companies; was a founder of MedSolutions, Inc., a radiology benefits management company focused on managing outpatient radiology service; a founder of National Imaging Affiliates, Inc. (NIA), an organization formed to acquire and operate outpatient diagnostic imaging centers; and Coventry Health Care, a publicly traded managed care and insurance company. Mr. Bailey began his career as a certified public accountant with Deloitte for more than 10 years where virtually all of his clients were health care related.

 

Dr. James Geraughty, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Geraughty brings over 25 years of distinguished medical administrative experience to UPP, having served as a founding partner and Chief Medical Officer at HealthSpring, Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vice President of Aetna Life Insurance Company, and the posts of Chief Medical Officer, Vice President and President of Aetna Health Plans of Tennessee. While at HealthSpring, he helped lead the company to exponential growth and market value through management of a carefully crafted and implemented physician partnership, based on shared incentives for quality of care. This model has become a standard in Medicare Advantage Plan medical management. Prior to his administrative roles, Dr. Geraughty practiced as a primary care physician.

 

Jeff Bogle, Chief Financial Officer

Jeff brings over 24 years of executive financial management and healthcare experience to UPP, with a number of highly successful healthcare startups. He co-founded and served as President and CEO of ambulatory surgery center ASCIRA Partners, LLC;co-founded Surginet, Inc. (later Surgis, Inc.) and served as EVP; co-founded and served as CFO of St. Cloud Medical Corporation. Jeff also served as CFO of the Ambulatory Surgical Center Division of SYMBION, Inc., and as SVP of Finance and Controller of Surgical Care Affiliates. With that experience, Jeff has served a nine-year term on the Surgery Center Division Committee of MedAssets, Inc., one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the United States. He began his career as a CPA with Deloitte and Touche.

 

UPP’s Mission

To provide a holistic, person-centered system of care in the communities we serve, including the medically underserved population, by integrating primary care and behavioral healthcare that improves overall quality of care through more time with patients, effective care coordination and an intense focus on outcomes.