Fallon Health names Jean Jaoude, MD, MHA, CMD as VP and Medical Director of its Massachusetts PACE program

Worcester, Mass., May 22, 2024—Fallon Health, a nationally recognized not-for-profit health care services organization, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Jean Jaoude, MD as Vice President and Medical Director of its Massachusetts Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), locally called Summit ElderCare®.

In this role, Dr. Jaoude is responsible for supervising the medical care delivery of the approximately 1,400 participants enrolled in the organization’s five PACE Centers in Massachusetts. The PACE Centers are located in the communities of Lowell, Springfield, Leominster, Webster and Worcester. The primary goal of PACE is to allow older adults to live independently in their homes and communities instead of a nursing home, while maintaining or enhancing their quality of life with a dedicated care team, transportation, full medical care, and opportunities for socialization.

Dr. Jaoude comes to Fallon Health with deep experience in family medicine, geriatrics, hospice, and palliative care. Most recently, he served as the Chief Medical Director of the Supportive and Palliative Care department within the ChristianaCare Health System in Newark, Delaware. Prior to that, he was the Chief Medical Officer for Baystate Home Health, Hospice and Community Palliative Care division in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Jaoude has also served as a volunteer physician for free medical clinics for underserved populations in Iowa and was a missionary in South Africa providing education and free hospice care for underserved communities.

He is Board certified in family, geriatric, and hospice and palliative medicine. He earned his medical degree from Lebanese University in Lebanon and a Master of Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota- Carlson School of Management. Dr. Jaoude also holds a Medical Director Certification (CMD) from the American Medical Director Association- the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and completed the Physician Leadership Academy of the American College of Physician Executives at UnityPoint Clinic in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Jaoude is multi-lingual and is fluent in written and spoken Arabic, French, and English.

He is an active member of the American Association for Physician Leadership, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Director Association, American Geriatrics Society, and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine as well as the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).

Melissa Randall
Director, Corporate Communications
Fallon Health

About Fallon Health
Backed by nearly 30 years’ experience in PACE, Fallon Health is a national leader in providing high quality care and coverage to frail older adults. Today, its PACE program is the largest in New England and among the largest in the country. The not-for-profit health care services organization also operates a PACE program in Western New York. To learn more about Fallon Health’s Summit ElderCare program, please visit: www.fallonhealth.org/summiteldercare.