Our host slides into the guest seat this month to tell us how she went from solo practice to an executive role in academic medicine. Saria Saccocio, MD, MHA, FAAFP, guides us boldly down the path of creating a values-driven career. Dr Saccocio shows us how she engages in collaboration which welcomes input, feedback, and a plethora of ideas, all while participating in those crucial daily practices which build up her leadership skills and maintain her well-being.
Hosted by Saria Saccocio, MD, FAAFP, MHA
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Saria Saccocio, MD, FAAFP, MHA:
Dr. Saria Saccocio is a Regional Medical Officer for CareMore, a subsidiary of Elevance Health. She provides strategic and operational direction for the delivery of performance in support of the Central Region.
Dr. Saccocio has demonstrated a consistent history of leading award-winning programs and improving patient care and safety across the continuum as a Chief Medical Officer for health systems in the southeast. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Florida, and her Executive Master of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Miami before opening her own solo family practice. She continues to serve patients at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic.
Becker’s Hospital Review has recognized Dr. Saccocio as one of the top 100 Hospital and Health System CMOs to Know and has been elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Her extensive civic and community involvement has included serving with many organizations such as: the Modern Healthcare Women Advisory Board, board member for the Pisacano Leadership Foundation, South Carolina Hospital Association, United Way of Greenville County; Greenville Free Medical Clinic, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Board, and is an Alum of the Women’s Leadership Institute and the Diversity Leadership Institute at Furman University.