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Dr. Richard Shuman Named CEO of Baycare Health Partners and Pioneer Valley Accountable Care

SPRINGFIELD — Dr. Richard Shuman has been named CEO of Baycare Health Partners Inc. and its subsidiary, Pioneer Valley Accountable Care, LLC (PVAC). 

His appointment, voted on unanimously by the Baycare Health Partners board of directors, was effective Oct. 1. He will report to the Baycare board of directors and will serve on the Baystate Health president’s cabinet.

Shuman replaces the retiring Dr. Stephen Sweet, who led Baycare since 1997. In honor of his contributions and achievements over the years to Baycare, PVAC, and their provider community, the Baycare board of directors has appointed Sweet CEO emeritus of Baycare.

Over the past 25 years, Shuman has served as a physician leader for large, multi-specialty medical practices in the Pioneer Valley and Connecticut. Most recently, he served as the president of Trinity Health Of New England Medical Group, representing 1,000 providers. His experience includes working as a medical director in healthcare administration and the insurance industry, as well as providing direct patient care.

Shuman has been active in Baycare governance since 2009, including serving on the board of directors and as chair from 2015 through 2017. He also served on the Health New England board of directors from 2016 to 2019 and held several leadership positions in healthcare of increasing responsibility.

Board-certified in internal medicine, Shuman completed his residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He received his medical degree from UMass Medical School, where he earned the Sandoz Award in recognition of superior academic achievement and contribution to healthcare, and he earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and art history at Harvard University.