Dr. William Mills

William (Bill) Mills, M.D. is Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at BrightSpring Health Services. BrightSpring is the leading provider of comprehensive home and community-based health and medication management services to complex populations in need of specialized care. At BrightSpring, Dr. Mills is focused on furthering the organization’s value proposition by leading its outcome measure development,  reporting, and publishing.  This work has led to seven peer-reviewed publications and numerous symposia presentations.  Current active studies include: the development of value-based outcome measures in the field of intellectual and developmental disability (IDD); variation in hospitalization rates among senior living communities; days spent at home as an outcome measure in community-based care settings; the consultant pharmacist’s impact on acute care avoidance; and the effect of a highly coordinated COVID-19 pandemic outbreak response in a diversified, national healthcare delivery system.  Dr. Mills has served as Chair of the organization’s Outbreak Committee throughout the COVID-19 pandemic with a primary charge of protecting 55,000 employees and 350,000 patients and clients that the organization touches daily.  The outbreak response has been highly successful, achieving an infection rate of one-half of that of the U.S. population, and resulting in several peer-reviewed studies that have been referenced by many academic, industry and public health outlets, including the World Health Organization.  Dr. Mills is a board-certified physician who has spent his career providing home-centered care to chronically and seriously ill patients, and he has personally made over 21,000 medical house calls in his career.

Prior to BrightSpring, Mills founded and led Chronic Care Management, Inc, a clinical technology company dedicated to innovations in care management for people with multiple complex medical conditions. Dr. Mills has also served in a variety of roles for Kindred Healthcare, the largest diversified post-acute care provider in the U.S., including President, Kindred House Calls, Chief Medical Officer for Care Management and Kindred at Home, and Senior Medical Advisor. Dr. Mills also founded a leading home-based medical care group (Western Reserve Senior Care) and a hospice company (HopeBridge Hospice) and served as President of both organizations from founding until each company was acquired.  Dr. Mills is an experienced medical director, having served in this role for medical practices, home health agencies, hospice organizations, nursing facilities, and assisted livings, as well as an experienced acute care hospitalist. Mills received his baccalaureate degree in chemistry and biology from University of Rochester, a medical degree at Case Western Reserve, completed residency and fellowship at Case Western Reserve, MetroHealth Medical Center, and recently scored in the 96th percentile on the American Board of Internal Medicine Recertification Exam. He has presented and published over 70 studies in peer-reviewed settings.  He has served as a Director-at-Large for the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, and has served as an Advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center. Dr. Mills is passionate about enabling aging-in-place, value-based care and refocusing healthcare delivery into the home.