Dr. Elizabeth Burns, Chief Medical Officer, The Avamere Family of Companies

April 21, 2020


The Avamere Family of Companies welcomed Elizabeth Burns, MD, Chief Medical Officer, on April 13, 2020.

This is a new position for the company as part of their Quality Priority, a focus on increasing quality care and quality patient and resident experiences.

“I am thrilled to welcome our first-ever chief medical officer to Avamere,” stated Rick Miller, CEO of The Avamere Family of Companies. “This new role plays a key part in the bolstering of our COVID-19 response, while leading our Quality Priority focused on continually improving Avamere’s quality for our deserving patients and residents.”

Enhancing lives with Avamere

Elizabeth will oversee medical operations across the entire family of companies, including Avamere Living, Infinity Rehab, Ovation by Avamere, and Signature Healthcare at Home.

“I’m honored to join Avamere as the Chief Medical Officer” Elizabeth shared. I look forward to working closely with the highly skilled staff to enhance the life of every person we serve. It’s a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative organization focused on delivering a comprehensive holistic approach to quality patient care for the growing senior population.”

Perfectly aligned values

The Avamere Family of Company’s mission and values attracted Burns to the healthcare company. She values quality outcomes and patient-centered goals, which align perfectly with the company’s values.

“Together we embark on a journey with our aging population providing a full continuum of care, offering patients and residents the opportunity to live enhanced lives.”

Elizabeth’s expertise

Elizabeth joins The Avamere Family of Companies with over 20 years of hospital-based clinical care and health plan leadership. She earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine.

Her clinical career has spanned from hospital-based medicine caring for the critically ill and those at the end of life to the development of a premier state of the art cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation program with an emphasis on secondary risk reduction.

“It is a true privilege to have an experienced physician and professional join the Avamere Family of Companies,” said Bob Thomas, Chief Operations Officer. “I look forward to Dr. Elizabeth bringing her expertise and joining it with our strong clinical team to offer the best in quality and care to our staff, patients, and residents.”

Elizabeth is an active member in her community, serving on the board for ASD Oregon, Bustin Barriers, and Jim’s World ALS Association. She also shared her expertise as part of Avamere’s Advisory Board.

Avamere leaders and staff are thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Burns to the team.

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