Dr. Angela Poppe Ries combines her expertise in patient care with her knowledge of health care management to lead health care innovation. She has the ability to create health care solutions that achieve cost-efficiencies while maintaining the highest standards of quality with her dynamic approaches to population health.
Angela started her career at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System. There she founded their palliative care program and was instrumental in developing partnerships with local hospices to enhance care delivery. She served as the Chief of Staff of the health system for four years, working with utilization management, provider services, quality and compliance, and numerous multidisciplinary collaborations. During this time, she helped pass Maryland state legislation for palliative care and for alternative models of health delivery. Angela was also the director of a transitional health clinic that was a driver for reducing readmissions and over-utilization of health care while greatly enhancing patient experience. While working within the University of Maryland Medical System, she served on their Clinical Performance Council which standardized quality metrics across a 13-hospital health care system.
Dr. Poppe Ries has been the medical director for both Amedisys Hospice and Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care. Under her leadership, both of these agencies saw significant census increases while operating with fiscally favorable margins. While at each of these organizations, she also partnered with local health systems to reduce readmissions for patients with complex needs. She helped launch skilled nursing center collaboratives and telehealth initiatives.
Dr. Poppe Ries is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She earned her medical degree at Duke School of Medicine where she also completed her residency training. She has a Master of Business Administration from the Fox School of Business at Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Dartmouth College.