Meet the SCP Health team
Dr. Randy Pilgrim provides executive oversight and direction for SCP Health’s medical and clinical operations across all service lines. He is responsible for empowering and creating sustainable systems that provide clinical excellence, minimize risk, and deliver key results for patients.
Dr. Pilgrim completed medical school and residency at the University of Minnesota. He has been in Emergency Medicine practice and leadership roles for over 20 years. He is regularly involved with health policy issues at state and national levels, and continues to advise the evolving role of Emergency Medicine in healthcare delivery systems of the future. A former actuary with Northwestern National Life, his analytical and business experiences combine with clinical and operational knowledge to balance patient care demands, physicians’ needs, and key business considerations.
During four terms as Board Chairman of EDPMA (Emergency Department Practice Management Association), he represented members that impact over half of the 136 million annual ED visits in the United States, working to influence legislative and regulatory measures that affect the sustainable delivery of quality emergency care. Dr. Pilgrim serves on the Board of Directors for Louisiana’s ACEP Chapter, the ACEP Council, and ACEP’s Federal Government Affairs and Medical/Legal Committees. Dr. Pilgrim was appointed to represent the IOM’s dissemination workshop series, Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point. He has been an active board member of the EMAF (Emergency Medicine Action Fund) and has been appointed to the Advisory Council for ACEP's Board of Directors.
As faculty for ACEP’s Scientific Assembly and ED Director Academy, Dr. Pilgrim speaks on a variety of topics related to Emergency Medicine and healthcare reform, and he was recently honored as a Speaker of the Year.