Saint Francis Health Care Partners

Jess Kupec

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President & CEO

95 Woodland Street
4th Floor
Hartford CT 06105
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Mr. Kupec, a senior executive with over 35 years of diverse, healthcare experience creating and implementing distinctive healthcare initiatives, is President & CEO of Saint Francis HealthCare Partners in Hartford, CT. Mr. Kupec has been at the helm of this large, integrated delivery system for the last twenty years, and has lead its successful transformation to IT adoption, population health management, value-based payments and, in January 2013, launched the Saint Francis HealthCare Partners Accountable Care Organization (ACO).

Saint Francis HealthCare Partners has been nationally recognized for its progressive and innovative approach to population management and has been featured in several prominent publications. It is a joint venture between 1,000 community-based providers and Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, the largest catholic hospital in New England. SFHCP has over 100,000 attributable commercial and Medicare Advantage lives. SFHCP ACO is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SFHCP under the MSSP model, with over 20,000 attributable lives.

Mr. Kupec has been a frequent, invited speaker at many national conferences including HFMA, NEPRA, AHA and others, focusing on strategic healthcare policy reform initiatives, with special emphasis on population health, including IT/EMR adoption, ACO development and care coordination.

Mr. Kupec previously served as Head of Healthcare Marketing for The Hartford Insurance Group, where he was responsible for all Healthcare Marketing activities. Prior to The Hartford Insurance Group, Mr. Kupec held several instrumental management positions at CIGNA Corporation in Claims, Finance and Marketing. He was actively involved in product design changes as the market transitioned from traditional co-insurance product designs to Managed Care HMO plans and self-insured funded products.

Mr. Kupec is a member of MetroHartford Alliance Connecticut Health Council, Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the American Medical Group Management Association (AMGA), the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOs) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Mr. Kupec received his Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University and received advanced executive marketing leadership training from the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University.