September 1, 2020
Dr. Stephen K. Klasko has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Nuvo Group. The news was announced today. He is President of Thomas Jefferson University and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson Health.
Dr. Stephen K. Klasko brings a rare combination of experience as a former practicing OB/GYN, a pioneer in envisioning ‘a hospital with no address,’ and the CEO of a major health system at the vanguard of telehealth.
Nuvo is building the foundation of a disruption in pregnancy care delivery—a specialty that has seen little innovation in decades and is being left behind in the movement toward ‘a hospital with no address. Steve’s unparalleled vision, clinical, and operational experience makes him uniquely suited to provide insights, strategic guidance, and market connections that will help Nuvo revolutionize pregnancy care for the 21st century and create extraordinary value for all system stakeholders,” said Oren Oz, Founder and CEO of Nuvo Group.
“Nuvo Group shares my vision of what the next generation of healthcare must be—namely ‘healthcare at any address,’ said Dr. Klasko. “In the United States, an emphasis on ‘sick care’ has led to pregnancy being viewed as a disease, defined by a hospital-centric model that has frustrated women at many levels and increased maternal neonatal disparities. Otherwise healthy pregnant women don’t view themselves as patients—and do not want to go where the sickest people are for testing. I look forward to contributing to the success of the INVU platform in creating a mom-centric experience that connects pregnant women and providers and forges a path toward pregnancy population health.”
Dr. Klasko is a transformative leader and advocate for a revolution who, as President and CEO of Jefferson Health since 2013, has led one of the nation’s fastest-growing academic health institutions based on his vision of re-imagining healthcare and higher education. Prior to Jefferson Health, he served as dean of two medical colleges and the leader of three academic health centers.
Dr. Klasko’s own research has focused on physician leadership. After receiving his MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, he developed research about selecting and educating physicians to be leaders of change. He launched a unique medical education program at the University of South Florida, called SELECT (Scholarly Excellence, Leadership Education, Collaborative Training), to choose and mentor medical students based on emotional intelligence and leadership potential.