Christopher B. Rumpf, MD

Senior Medical Consultant 

Christopher B. Rumpf, MD, brings over 35 years of successful implementation in healthcare management and quality initiatives to Saxton & Stump. He assists with mitigation efforts on behalf of the firm’s clients, helping them reduce the risk of lawsuits and improve revenue and provides support through healthcare management and quality initiatives. He also supports the firm’s defense lawyers by providing clarity into clinical issues within cases.

Dr. Rumpf has expertise in quality insurance data and quality insurance plans. Over the course of his career, he has worked for Capital Blue Cross, Aetna, and Valley Health System. He held positions such as medical director, vice president of medical affairs, senior vice president, and chief medical officer.

During the last five years, Dr. Rumpf served as the senior vice president and chief medical officer for Valley Health System where he was responsible for quality, patient satisfaction, and utilization management for six hospitals, their medical staffs, and a 120-member physician group. In this position, he assisted in practice valuation and negotiation in the process of buying practices. He implemented a high reliability process for the organization with the following components:

  • Safety calls, huddles, and rounds at all facilities
  • Expanded Lean resources with a dedicated team of management engineers to facilitate improvement projects
  • Strengthened leadership through development of Lean visual management systems including tiered huddle boards
  • Implemented a Human Factors Analysis process for serious safety events
  • Introduced TeamSTEPPS program

As president of the physician group, he helped improve the financial performance and implemented quality bundles with improvement in perfect care for diabetes from 18% to 29%, for hypertension from 43% to 59%, and prevention from 12% to 20%. He recruited 73 additional physicians and mid-level providers to Valley Health System in his last year and led the physician group in value-based contract engagement in bundled payments and a Medicare Shared Savings Program.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Rumpf conducted a full-time practice in internal medicine and geriatrics. As the managing partner, he implemented a computer system to manage A/R, billing, and scheduling.


CHI Physician Leadership Training Program – joint program with Harvard University

American College of Physician Executives
– Physician in Management I
– Physician in Management II
– Managing Physician Performance in Organizations
– Health Care Finance and Managerial Accounting

Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Residency – Internal Medicine, 1982

Temple University School of Medicine, M.D., 1979

Temple University School of Medicine, Graduate Study in Immunochemistry, Health Sciences Center, 1975

Muhlenberg College, B.S., 1974


Medical Group Management Association

American College of Healthcare Executives

American College of Physician Executives

America Medical Association

Pennsylvania Medical Society

New York Medical Society


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