Agrace: Names Dr. Michael Ostrov chief medical officer

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MADISON, Wis. – Agrace today announced that it has hired Michael Ostrov, MD, MS, as chief medical officer, effective September 16. Agrace is a local, nonprofit palliative care and hospice agency that has provided end-of-life care and related services to people in southern Wisconsin communities for 35 years.

Dr. Ostrov joins Agrace from Group Health Cooperative (GHC), where he served in a series of clinical leadership roles since 1985. Most recently, Dr. Ostrov spent 15 years as GHC’s medical director, responsible for oversight of physician and practitioner staff. He also directed all medically related insurance functions, including quality management, care management, provider relations/contracting and credentialing.

“Agrace is excited to have such an esteemed member of the area medical community join our team,” said CEO Lynne Myers. “With our organization’s continued focus on clinical improvements and quality enhancement, Dr. Ostrov’s expertise in these areas makes him the perfect choice to lead Agrace’s medical team.”

Dr. Ostrov, who lives in Madison, spent two decades practicing family medicine. He has a master of science degree in administrative medicine from the University of Wisconsin/American College of Physician Executives. He received his medical degree from the St. Louis University School Medicine and conducted his residency with the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

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Founded in 1978, Agrace is a nonprofit, community-based hospice and palliative care agency dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to patients and families facing the challenges of serious illness. With offices in Madison and Janesville, Agrace serves more than 625 patients every day in southern Wisconsin.