A Sage is a wise leader, experienced, insightful, intelligent, thoughtful, with understanding. Sage is also an herb known over the centuries for its medicinal and healing properties. Proverbs 16:31 states “the silver-haired head is a crown of glory… “The proverb denotes the clients we are advocates for.

SilverSage recognizes not only the healing component of the herb but the connotation associated with the wisdom that comes with experience and our specialized education enabling us to impart counsel to patient, family, and facility.

– Kenneth Scott Jr. D.O. CEO of SilverSage Management Services

Meet our CEO – Kenneth L. Scott Jr. DO, CMD

Dr. Kenneth Scott is the CEO of SilverSage Management Services. Kenneth L. Scott Jr. DO. earned his doctorate degree in osteopathic medicine from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia.

After completing a residency in Internal Medicine. Dr. Scott spent the next 16 years working as a hospitalist. During those early years in the development of the hospitalist specialty Dr. Scott helped to manage and eventually lead hospitalist programs. His experience in this industry led to calls for him to rebuild failing hospitalist programs and multiple stints serving on hospital boards including both for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.

Early on he also developed an interest in nursing home work and served as the Medical Director of nursing homes for seven years. Eventually, his combined experience as a nursing home medical director and leadership in the hospitalist specialty resulted in a call to serve as the Corporate Medical Director and eventually the Chief Medical Officer of Life Care Centers of America. During his time at Life Care he built an ancillary company of Life Care which directly employed over 100 doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants across 18 states to provide medical care and improve quality of care for Life Care’s nursing homes. This company, Life Care Physician Services, LLC continues to be a leader in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care world in providing excellent direct patient care while dramatically reducing re-hospitalizations and improving outcomes especially on the Post-Acute side of the nursing home.

While still managing Life Care Physician Services, Dr. Scott left Life Care Centers of America to follow his dream of forming his own company to provide the same services to other facilities that might wish to achieve the same quality outcomes. He currently serves as the CEO of SilverSage Management Services. His company provides physicians to the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care industry as well as consulting services to Nursing Homes and Assisted Living companies on improvement of quality of care and safe transitions.

Dr. Scott has served as a member of the Program Planning Committee as well as the Foundation Board for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He also has active memberships in the Society of Hospital Medicine, and the American College of Physician Executives.

Meet our Vice President and CMO – Toby L. Smith DO, CMD

Dr. Toby Smith is the VP and CMO of SilverSage Management Services. Toby L. Smith, DO, CMD earned his doctorate degree in osteopathic medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from California State University Northridge and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine from Pepperdine University.

Prior to entering medical school Dr. Smith spent 5 years working in nursing homes as a research associate for UCLA’s Borun Center for Gerontological Research. He worked one on one with nursing home residents and is where he developed a love for geriatrics and taking care of nursing home patients. He pursued this passion by completing residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Hawaii. He was eventually hired by Dr. Scott as one of the first full time nursing home physicians to work for Life Care Physician Services, LLC.

In his role as a full-time nursing home physician Dr. Smith became certified by AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine as a Certified Medical Director and has served in this capacity for multiple facilities for the past 5 years. He was awarded Life Care’s Divisional Physician of the Year in 2012.
Dr. Smith joined Dr. Scott in his dream to improve the quality of care in nursing homes in 2017.

Dr. Smith is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine. He is an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii’s Department of Geriatric Medicine and serves as the Vice President of the Hawaii chapter of AMDA: The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. He has been an author of multiple publications and has presented at national conferences throughout the country. He is a current member of the American Medical Association, the American Geriatrics Society and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Vice President of Operations – Lauren Cooley

Lauren Cooley is Vice President of Operations of SilverSage. She manages the day to day office operations. She has responsibility for upholding strong financial management and accountability while providing timely, accurate, and reliable financial information and enhancing internal control of the organization.  Lauren has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration with a concentration in accounting from Brigham Young University of Idaho. Lauren enjoys working in the healthcare industry and SilverSage is blessed to use her expertise to enable our business.

Vice President of Field Operations – Evan Johnson

Evan Johnson is the Vice President of Field Operations for SilverSage Management Services. His responsibilities include increasing SilverSage’s area of operation by connecting with potential facilities and physicians, as well as maintaining good relations between contracted physicians, facilities, and SilverSage. Evan’s attention to detail and charismatic communication style equip him with a dynamic balance of a professional and personable business approach. Evan holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from Southern Adventist University. He participated in market research and was a member of the American Marketing Association. Evan first entered the healthcare market as a life and health insurance representative with Northwestern Mutual where he received a productivity award and found enjoyment in meeting the needs of his clients. Following his work at Northwestern Mutual, Evan served in a long-term care facility at Morning Pointe in Greenbriar Cove, working one-on-one with residents. His cumulative experiences in the healthcare industry have cultivated a deep appreciation for SilverSage’s advanced quality of care initiatives. Evan and his wife Destiney live on Oahu in the beautiful town of Kailua.

Vice President of Business Development – Sharon Scott

Sharon Scott has been a part of the medical community for over 30 years. She is currently serving as the Vice President of Business Development with SilverSage and has worked in several capacities from Registered Nurse, Medical Administrator to Marketing and Public Relations. As a mother of three and loving wife to Dr Kenneth L Scott, Sharon understands the demands of a busy life style and the need for balance in one’s personal and professional life. SilverSage is grateful for the personal touch and multifaceted medical and professional perspective that Sharon brings to our team.