EWA MATUSZEWSKI:
 
EWA MATUSZEWSKI




 
 
 
 
 
Co-founder and CEO of Medical Network One in Rochester, a Michigan-based physiciansí services organization established in 1981. The organization now serves some 750 primary and specialty care physicians in Michigan and Ohio. Matuszewski is a Detroit-area health care veteran and champion of innovative primary care and chronic care initiatives, including the award-winning Chronic Care Travel Team program. She has consulted with medical societies and local, state, national, and international health care organizations, and has been a frequent speaker on the management of innovative, primary care-based chronic disease programs, and the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), a national health care movement that establishes the primary care physicianís office as the patientís medical home, with the personal physician coordinating all of a patientís medical care to improve patient health and ultimately decrease costs. She promotes a vision of patient-centered medicine and a culture of organizational excellence. Matuszewski is a member of the American and Michigan Medical Group Associations, Michigan Osteopathic Association Task Force on Practice Transformation, the Michigan Primary Care Consortium, and the Improving Performance in Practice Steering Committee. Since 2005 she has chaired the PCMH committee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michiganís Physician Group Incentive Program. Matuszewski received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University.


WHERE BORN: "Germany."

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: "Myra Lenard Ė she was at one time the executive director of the Polish American Congress in Washington, D.C. She taught me the importance of team building, organizational skills, and making sure to follow through on everything appropriately and in a timely fashion."

LAST BOOK READ: "Through the Patientís Eyes: Understanding and Promoting Patient-Centered Care, edited by Margaret Gerteis, Susan Edgman-Levitan, Jennifer Daley and Thomas L. Delbanco."

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: "Innovator, educator, listener, facilitator, driven, communicator."

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: "The important thing is to discuss the future of primary care and how it relates to the concept of the Patient-Centered Medical Home. Medical Network One and its entire physician base is redefining itself using principles of the PCMH to promote primary care. Weíre working with physicians and practice teams to transform industry practices so the patient is the focal point. These consumers have required attention that in the past has not been given to them. The new direction of our other services, such as care management and medical management, is also patient focus and far more futuristic than what weíve done in the past."

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: "My cell phone that has an Outlook system on it so I can read my emails. Itís a generic phone but does what I need. I know what Iím doing and where Iím going."

FAVORITE PLACE: "Vilnius, Lithuania."

FAVORITE HOBBIES: "Fly fishing."

FAVORITE FOOD: "Braised short ribs."

MY HIDDEN TALENT: "The work I do with the Polish-American community. I used to be a Polish radio commentator and the editor of a Polish paper."

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: "As someone who contributed to the re-invigoration of primary health care, not just in Michigan but the entire country."

At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.