Founders of ZOOM+Care -- Dave Sanders, MD and Albert DiPiero, MD – announced at an all-company celebration, that effective January 1, 2019, the new Chief Executive Officer will be Bill Frerichs, who has served as Company's Senior Vice President of Retail Health since 2016.
"I am delighted to name Bill Frerichs ZOOM+Care CEO. I've worked side-by-side with Bill since 2016 and I've come to know him as a values-based leader who has earned the trust of our entire organization, who is dedicated to putting Sarah (our customers) first, and has mastered our on-demand model of care," said Dave Sanders, MD, Co-founder and CEO.
"What an honor to have Dave and Albert pass the leadership baton to me. I am excited about the trust ZOOM+Care has earned by providing a differentiated healthcare experience for our customers in their neighborhoods throughout the Northwest. With the continued dedication of our excellent medical provider teams, the growth of our neighborhood clinic network and our focused investments in technology, we will continue to disrupt, imagine and improve the way frontline healthcare services are delivered in the Pacific Northwest. I'm confident about the future - with ZOOM+Care's cherished brand leadership, the best is yet to come," added Frerichs.
Prior to joining ZOOM+Care, Bill was Vice President, Store Operations for Target where he was responsible for in-store replenishment strategies, best practices, and omnichannel operations for 1800+ stores, resulting in $72B in revenue.
Bill enjoys family time with his wife DeDe, three children [Jack, Noah and Georgia] and their two dogs. Bill's favorite activities include hiking, camping, reading and experiencing all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
The news of the choice of Bill Frerichs by ZOOM+Care's Founders comes after news earlier in the week that PeaceHealth, a leading health system serving communities throughout the Pacific Northwest, had acquired ZOOM+Care – under the terms of the agreement ZOOM+Care will operate under its own brand name, with separate leadership and board of directors.
About Zoom+Care: ZOOM+Care® is creating a better way to get and give healthcare. The Portland-based innovator's the leading provider of on-demand retail and digital healthcare. Zoom® cares for over 200,000 people per year at 37 neighborhood clinics in Portland and Seattle. Zoom provides complete care including urgent care, primary care, specialty care, mental health, telemedicine and more. ZOOM+Care was founded in 2006 by Portland, Oregon physicians David Sanders, MD and Albert DiPiero, MD, MPH. ZOOM+Care was built on the promise of Twice 1/2 Ten® - twice the health, half the cost, ten times the delight. ZOOM+Care has been selected as one of Oregon's most admired healthcare companies for the past five years.
ZOOM+Care has been responsible for many healthcare firsts. Zoom built the first online scheduler with same-day access to more than 1000 daily no-wait appointments; created the innovative neighborhood retail clinic format; invented the Perfect Visit® and Magic Minute™ built the first team-based care organization; helped pass landmark legislation allowing clinics to provide prescription medications and for video medical visits to be paid for by insurance companies; published transparent prices on its website; and offered convenient office hours 365 days a year, in some cases until midnight.
In December 2018, ZOOM+Care was acquired by PeaceHealth, a leading health system serving communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. ZOOM+Care continues to operate under its own brand with its own leadership and separate board of directors.