News & Events
News & Events
Our latest releases are listed below.
Oakland, Calif. [June 2, 2021] – Brown & Toland Physicians announced today the selection of Joseph Aquilina, MD, MBA, as president of BTHealth, Brown & Toland's growing physician practice. Together with Brown & Toland Physicians' leadership team, Aquilina will carry out the strategic vision of BTHealth, sharing accountability for the overall growth and financial success of the organization. He will report directly to Chief Strategy Officer Ryan Faulkner.
Altais Clinical Services and Brown & Toland Physicians Combine Forces to Accelerate Improvement of Physician and Patient Experiences
Studies show widespread burnout contributes to physician shortage. Combined entities provide enhanced physician support and preserves practice independence,
delivering high-quality patient care and better health outcomes at lower costs.
Oakland, Calif. (Date) Brown & Toland Physicians has been awarded "Elite" status by America's Physician Groups (APG) —the organization's highest ranking —as part of its 2020 Standards of Excellence (SOE®) survey. This is the14th consecutive yearthat the Bay Area independent practice association has earned this designation from APG, the nation's leading professional organization of accountable physician groups.
Oakland, Calif. (August 4, 2020)–Brown & Toland Physicians announced today the appointment of Anne Barr as chief information officer, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Kelly Robison. Barr will execute Brown & Toland's information technology strategy and support the IT needs of its more than 355,000 members and 2,700 physicians.
"As Brown & Toland continues its journey of transforming health care delivery, Anne's expertise and passion for change is an exciting addition to this dynamic organization," said CEO Kelly Robison.
Altais and Brown & Toland Physicians Join Forces to Offer Bay Area Patients A New Generation of Services and Technology to Enhance Quality of Care
OAKLAND, Calif. (April 10, 2020) – Altais and Brown & Toland Physicians today announced they are joining forces to transform patient care for improved health outcomes that's more affordable.
Oakland, Calif (March 12, 2020) – As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced this week new protocols and requirements for minimizing the continuing spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Brown & Toland has developed communications to support member awareness and physician preparedness. “Helping our 350,000 members and 2,700 physicians navigate this confusing time and doing all we can to keep them healthy is our highest priority,” says Kelly Robison, CEO of Brown & Toland Physicians.
Oakland, Calif (October 15, 2019) – On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Brown & Toland Physicians hosted a first-of-its-kind event designed to bring all facets of the healthcare industry together to investigate challenges and co-design solutions to improve our collective ability to deliver better health care to communities across the Bay Area.
OAKLAND, CA – Brown & Toland Physicians has selected Epic, the most widely-used and comprehensive health records (CHR) system, to integrate its physicians and their staff into one interoperable clinical and revenue cycle platform.
Oakland, Calif. (February 4, 2019) — Brown & Toland Chairman of the Board, Neal Birnbaum, M.D. will be retiring from his position effective February 28, 2019 after 10 years of service as chair and nearly two decades of service to the company. Fabiola Cobarrubias, M.D., M.B.A., will assume the role as chair.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (September 4, 2018) – GoHealth Urgent Care, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing urgent care companies, with its Bay Area health system partner, Dignity Health, today announced a new, integrated partnership with Brown & Toland Physicians, a leading network of independent physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Oakland, Calif (August 30, 2018) – Brown & Toland Chief Executive Officer Kelly Robison announced today the addition of three executives to its leadership team: Chief Financial Officer Lynn Grennan, Vice President, Business Development Therese Crossett, and Vice President, Human Capital, Elisa Johnson.
Oakland, Calif (August 23, 2018) -- Brown & Toland Physicians again earned “Elite” status in America’s Physician Groups’ (APGs) annual Standards of Excellence survey, marking the 12th consecutive year that the Bay Area independent practice association earned the highest possible ranking in the survey of hundreds of medical groups across the country.
As a APG Elite group, Brown & Toland achieved superior results in the following six domains:
Brown & Toland Chief Executive Officer Kelly Robison announced additions to the company’s senior leadership team today.
Oakland, CALIF., — Brown & Toland Physicians’ Board of Directors announced today that Kelly Robison is the company’s new chief executive officer.
Robison, a healthcare industry veteran with 25 years’ experience, including 18 with Brown & Toland, replaces Richard Fish, who informed the Board in 2017 of his desire to step down as CEO. Fish has been with Brown & Toland since 2007 and has served as CEO since 2011.
Jill Yegian, Ph.D., Joins Brown & Toland Physicians as Vice President of Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Oakland, Calif., — Brown & Toland Physicians, a leading network of Bay Area doctors in private practice, announced earlier this month that Jill Yegian, Ph.D., has joined the company as vice president of Public Policy and Strategic Initiatives.
At its annual conference in San Diego, CAPG recognized Brown & Toland Physicians as an “Elite” medical group in the organization’s Standards of Excellence survey for the 10th year in a row.
SAN FRANCISCO – Brown & Toland Physicians, a network of independent doctors, honored Ashok Krishna with the Lifestyle Change Award at an American Heart Association’s (AHA) award ceremony at the Capital One 360 Café.
Brown & Toland Physicians Generates Savings, Improves Quality for Pioneer Accountable Care Patients for Third Consecutive Year
SAN FRANCISCO – Financial and quality results released in August by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) showed that Brown & Toland Physicians – for the third consecutive year – helped create savings, and improve the care, for Medicare patients in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program.
SAN FRANCISCO – Brown & Toland Physicians announced today that it is relocating its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to downtown Oakland. The company plans to move to its new headquarters by April 2016.
Brown & Toland executed a multi-year lease for 60,000 square feet at the Clorox Building, in the City Center complex in downtown Oakland. The company, with doctors, clinicians and patients in San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa counties, will also maintain a satellite office in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO — Brown & Toland employees rolled up their sleeves this week to assemble at least 14,000 servings of lentil casserole for Meals On Wheels of San Francisco. Almost 100 employees formed assembly lines to fill bags containing the correct proportions of lentils, rice, dried vegetables and Himalayan salt, which Meals On Wheels will distribute to seniors and families during the Thanksgiving season.
Brown & Toland Physicians Helps Generate Savings, Improve Quality for Medicare’s Pioneer Accountable Care Program
SAN FRANCISCO — Financial and quality results released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this week showed that Brown & Toland Physicians’ again helped generate significant savings for the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program in 2013 and helped improve the care of the patients in the program.
Brown & Toland Physicians honors heart attack survivor Jeffrey Houck with Lifestyle Change Award during Heart Walk
SAN FRANCISCO — After a blocked artery nearly ended his life, Jeffrey Houck swapped out cigarettes, fast food and energy drinks for daily exercise and healthier meals.
SAN FRANCISCO — Financial results released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) showed that Brown & Toland Physicians’ participation in the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model helped generate significant savings for the program in 2012.
SAN FRANCISCO – Brown & Toland Physicians (www.brownandtoland.com) and Cigna (NYSE: CI) (www.cigna.com) announced today a new Accountable Care Organization (ACO) initiative to provide high quality and cost efficient care to individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area who are covered by a Cigna PPO plan.
Brown & Toland Earns Pay for Performance Healthcare Award; Named “Top Performing” Physician Organization by the Integrated Healthcare Association
SAN FRANCISCO – Brown & Toland Physicianswas named a “Top Performing Physician Group” today by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) in its annual California Pay for Performance (P4P) initiative.