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U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Visits Optum Center for Women’s Health

Release Date: 4/15/2015

April 15, 2015
Carly Newlands, Optum
1-505-274-1691, Cell
1-505-262-7936, Office 
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Visits Optum Center for Women’s Health
Albuquerque, N.M. (April 15, 2015) – Optum, a leading physician-led multi-specialty group, announced that U.S. Rep. Michelle  Lujan Grisham visited the organization’s Center for Women’s Health on April 10 to meet patients, providers and teammates and learn about how they are changing the way health care is delivered in New Mexico.   Optum invited the congresswoman to tour the office and learn more about the company’s Total Care model, or preventative care. 
“Total Care uses a set of evidence-based, integrated clinical care activities that are patient-specific and ensure every patient has a coordinated plan of care and services,” said Dr. Lance Wilson,  senior medical director for Optum. “The care plan, which is developed collaboratively by the patient and care providers, is designed to optimize the patient’s health status and quality of life. Improving the quality of patient care leads to better  health outcomes and, ultimately, to better health within our community.”  Optum merged with Optum HealthCare Partners Inc. in 2012 and is now considered to be one of the nation’s largest and most innovative health care communities. The organization continues to evolve in order to serve as a role model for the U.S.  health care delivery system.   “I appreciated the opportunity to meet with the health care team at Optum and to hear firsthand about the innovative service they are providing to their patients,” said Congresswoman Lujan Grisham. “Coordinated care could truly help our health  care system overall by providing patients with the right care, at the right time.”   For more information about Optum, please call 1-505-262-7000 or visit
 U.S. Rep Michelle Grisham visits
From left to right: Judson Dean, VP of Operations, Dr. Rita Leard, Lead Women’s Health Physician, Jill Klar, COO, Dr. Lance Wilson, Senior Medical Director, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham,  Dr. Joel Teicher, Women’s Health Physician and Janine Garcia, Women’s Health Site Administrator. 
About Optum
Optum is a local physician-led, multi-specialty medical group. The company offers comprehensive health care services backed by nearly 40 medical and surgical specialties and 17 locations throughout  Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Optum recently merged with Optum HealthCare Partners Inc., a nationally recognized leader for its pioneering work in coordinated care. For more information about Optum, please visit or call 1-505-262-7000. Additionally, follow us on Twitter (@abqhp) and like us on Facebook (



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