APG President and CEO Don Crane Announces Departure

Washington, DC – After 21 years of leading America’s Physician Groups (APG), the national association representing more than 340 physician groups practicing risk-based coordinated care, APG President and CEO Don Crane has formally announced his plans to step down.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to lead APG through many years of change and challenges in an ever-evolving healthcare landscape. But after two decades of growing APG from a small California-based organization into a national organization, it now feels like the right time for me to take a bold step, both personally and for APG. This is a bittersweet time, but I’m excited about the next chapter that lies ahead for me and for the organization that I have served for so many years,” said Crane. “We are committed to finding a successor to continue building on the success of the value-based care movement.”

“Don is a highly-respected thought leader in the value-based care movement and his departure will be deeply felt by APG members,” said Bill Wulf, MD, APG Executive Committee Chair, and CEO of Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians. “Those of us in the trenches providing coordinated and accountable care owe a debt of gratitude to Don for his incredible leadership over the past two decades. His impact in moving value-based care forward in the U.S. has been immense. He will be greatly missed…his successor will have big shoes to fill.”

The APG Executive Committee will form a search committee for a successor. Crane will continue serving as APG President and CEO until a replacement has been selected.

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About America’s Physician Groups
America’s Physician Groups is a national association representing more than 340 physician groups with approximately 195,000 physicians providing care to nearly 45 million patients. APG’s tagline, ‘Taking Responsibility for America’s Health,’ represents our members’ vision to move from the antiquated, dysfunctional fee-for-service reimbursement system to a clinically integrated, value-based healthcare system where physician groups are accountable for the coordination, cost, and quality of patient care. Visit us at www.apg.org.


Contact: Greg Phillips, APG Director of Communications, 202-770-1901, gphillips@apg.org