Danielle (Dani) Jones
Director of Operations, Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance
Dani is currently the Director of Operations at Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Boise State University and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Idaho State University. She has focused her career in healthcare and population health management and prior to her current role, she served as the Executive Director of the Patient [Portneuf] Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated network in Southeast Idaho. During her 5-year tenure with PQA, she increased participation to over 1,000 providers across the continuum of care, negotiated 9 value-based arrangements with payers, grew the number of managed lives from 1,100 to over 30,000, expanded the service area from 1 county to an 8-county region, and helped the network to realize nearly $5 million in shared savings as a result of reducing claims spend year-after-year in their payer contracts.
Her past experience includes direct patient care, billing/coding and practice management in both medical and behavioral health clinic settings, as well as a variety of healthcare administrative functions. She also worked in managed care for nearly 7 years in both the Medical Quality Management and Provider Services departments at Blue Cross of Idaho. Jones has an extensive knowledge of population health strategies, care management programs, clinically integrated network operations and legal governance requirements, healthcare technology, RFI/RFP process, project management, product development and benefit designs, change management, medical clinic administration, vendor relations, contract negotiations, provider network management and accountable care organizations.
Jones also has a passion for staying actively involved in non-profit organizations and feels strongly about giving back to her community. She proudly served on the Board and Executive Committee of the United Way of Southeastern Idaho and actively participated in their Cradle to Career initiatives (otherwise known as imPACT East Idaho). She also served on the Boards for Bright Tomorrows Child Advocacy Center and Big Momma’s House Transitional Housing for the Homeless, and the Kind Community organizing committee which focuses on the empowerment and acceptance of individuals and the cultivation of positive cultures. Jones believes that integrating medical health with behavioral and community health is vital in creating and sustaining lasting change to overall wellness, so she has actively found ways to incorporate addressing the social determinants of health into her work.
Jones has been very fortunate to use her diverse skillset to be a facilitator for change in improving the delivery of health care and her leadership position with the Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance gives her the opportunity to use her varied experiences to continue making a difference. She is glad to be back in the Boise area and closer to her family, friends and the many activities and beautiful sites the Treasure Valley has to offer.