DispatchHealth expands leadership with 2 new hires

Wednesday October 14, 2020 0 comments Tags: Denver, DispatchHealth, Sara Crate, Bruce Johnson, Mark Prather

DENVER -- DispatchHealth today announced Sara Crate as chief commercial officer and Bruce A. Johnson as general counsel.DispatchHealth_logoUSE 

"We've made attracting top talent a priority as we expand our in-home care delivery model" said Dr. Mark Prather, CSO and co-founder of DispatchHealth.

"Sara and Bruce's combined experience is essential to ensure our model continues to best serve the most vulnerable populations in our country."

As chief commercial officer, Crate will oversee all of DispatchHealth's sales and go-to-market strategies, including implementing scalable processes for national operations across markets.

Most recently, she served as the chief sales officer of Honor, where she built and led the company's sales, implementation and partner success teams. Prior to Honor, Crate was senior VP of partner development at Evolent, where she provided guidance on value-based care transitions.

She also previously led business development and client engagement within the health and wellness division of Walgreens as a senior VP of sales and account management.

Crate holds a Master's of business administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor's of science from Northwestern University. She has served on several boards of directors, including the Susan G. Komen Foundation's Race for the Cure, Harvard Business School's Oregon's Community Partners program and Girls on the Run of the Portland Metro.

As general counsel, Johnson brings more than 30 years of legal and management consulting experience to DispatchHealth.

His career has been dedicated to health care clients including medical groups, hospitals and health systems, clinically integrated networks, accountable care organizations and other health care providers.

Johnson will oversee DispatchHealth's legal matters involving current and future operations, including markets and partner relationships and will provide input on legal considerations associated with strategic business matters.

Prior to being named general counsel for DispatchHealth, Johnson served as the company's external health care regulatory counsel.

Crate and Johnson join DispatchHealth in a period of rapid expansion and record growth, the company said. The company, which provides in-home medical care to replace the emergency room, a skilled nursing facility and a hospital stay, recently announced a $135.8 million Series C round of funding.

DispatchHealth said it has more than doubled its national footprint in 2020, with services available in 28 cities across the U.S.