News Release: Dr. Gaurov Dayal to Serve as Lumeris’ New Senior Vice President of Health Systems and Strategy

Lumeris, a pioneer in population health management solutions headquartered in St. Louis, is pleased to announce Gaurov Dayal, M.D., will serve as senior vice president of Health Systems and Strategy.

Dr. Dayal, an expert in the implementation of value-based healthcare programs and health plans, will be responsible for the nationwide adoption by health systems of Lumeris’ Population Health Services Organization (PHSO) solution, just named by KLAS Research as the top-rated value-based care managed services provider in the area of client reported impact on the Triple Aim. The Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim focuses on delivery of better health outcomes with lower costs and improved patient satisfaction. Dr. Dayal will be instrumental in Lumeris’ pursuit of the Triple Aim Plus One, which features physician satisfaction as the plus one.

Dr. Dayal will serve as part of the company’s senior leadership team and will report to Mike Long, chairman and CEO of Lumeris.

“I’m delighted to welcome Dr. Dayal to the Lumeris family at a time when the strength and future of our organization has never looked brighter,” said Long. “He is a leader of extraordinary talent, focus and versatility, and is someone who understands and supports our vision to deliver the most reliable and effective population health management solutions to our clients.”

Dr. Dayal comes to Lumeris from SSM Health Care where he most recently served as president of Health Care Delivery, Finance and Integration. Dr. Dayal was instrumental in leading the SSM organization through the transition from a traditional hospital operator to a value-based healthcare system; oversaw the acquisition and integration of the Dean Health Plan (the largest HMO in Wisconsin covering more than 400,000 lives) into the SSM Health Care organization; and acted as interim CEO for three SSM hospitals.

“I am impressed and encouraged by the quality of Lumeris’ solutions, its exceptionally strong workforce and emerging technology innovations,” said Dr. Dayal. “I look forward to partnering with multi-state healthcare organizations to develop the best strategies for collaboration and excellence in our country’s healthcare system.”

Dr. Dayal received his bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University. He earned his doctorate of medicine from Northwestern University, and completed his residency in pediatrics at Washington University where he also served as a staff physician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Top 100 CMOs to Know” and resides in St. Louis.


Lumeris serves as a long-term operating partner for organizations that are committed to the transition from volume- to value-based care and delivering extraordinary clinical and financial outcomes. Lumeris enables clients to profitably achieve greater results through proven playbooks based on collaboration, transparent data and innovative engagement methodologies. Lumeris offers comprehensive services for managing all types of populations, including launching new Medicare Advantage Health Plans, Commercial and Government Health Plan Optimization, and Multi-Payer, Multi-Population Health Services Organizations (PHSOs) for provider organizations. Currently, Lumeris is engaged with health systems, provider alliances and payers representing tens of millions of lives moving to value-based care. Lumeris has nearly 800 employees.

In 2015, Lumeris was named the top-rated value-based care managed services provider in the area of client-reported impact on the Triple Aim by KLAS Research.

For 2016 annual enrollment, Essence Healthcare, a Lumeris client, was rated “Excellent” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Essence was Lumeris’ pioneer client and has been leveraging Lumeris for more than a decade to operate its Medicare Advantage plans, which serve more than 52,000 Medicare beneficiaries in various counties throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.