Monday, February 12, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Scott Reiner
Adventist Health Plan, Inc. | Adventist Health
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Dustin Aho
Adventist Health Plan, Inc. | Adventist Health
VP of Mission Integration
Mr. Freddy Sennhauser
Allcare Health Plans
Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Susan Manzi MD, MPH
Allegheny Health Network
Chair, AHN Medicine Institute and Director
Joseph Ahearn M.D., Chair
Allegheny Health Network
Chair, AHN Autoimmunity Institute
Mr. Eugene (Gene) A. Woods
Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Leslie Licano
Beyond Fifteen
Account Manager
Joel Criste
Canopy Health
Former CEO
Dr. Todd Strumwasser
CommonSpirit Health (formerly Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI))
Senior Vice President of Operations - Bay Area (Dignity Health)
Ms. Julia Gardial
Dodge Communications, Inc,
Account Manager
Mr. Richard Burke
Fallon Health | Fallon Healthcare System
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kirk Thomas
Geisinger Health Plan | Geisinger Health System
Chief Administrative Officer
Joseph A. DeSchryver
Good Samaritan Hospital
Chief Executive Officer - San Jose
Ms. Joan Fallon
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Director of Public Relations and Community Affairs
Mr. Jon Kessler
HealthEquity, Inc.
Executive Chairman
Mr. Jon Soldan
HealthEquity, Inc.
Executive Former Vice President of Operations
Bryce A. Williams JD
HealthMine, Inc.
CEO and President
Mai Nguyen-Huynh MD, MAS
Kaiser Permanente
Vascular Neurologist and Research Scientist
Jeffrey Klingman M.D.
Kaiser Permanente of Northern California
Chair of Chiefs of Neurology
Mr. Josh Schoeller
LexisNexis Risk Solutions
Vice President - Healthcare Markets
Mr. Martin (Marty) S. Rash
LifePoint Health | LifePoint Hospitals
Chief Executive Officer and President (RCCH HealthCare Partners)
Ninfa M. Saunders FACHE
President and CEO
Mr. Michael J. Dowling
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System) | CareConnect
President and CEO
Dr. Nazmul Haque
Reliance Accountable Care Organization
Mr. Pranam Ben
The Garage
Founder and CEO
Mr. Paul Ramsey
University of Washington
CEO of UW Medicine
John Murphy M.D.
Western Connecticut Health Network
President and CEO
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Fallon Health awards grants to support 10 community-based organizations in Massachusetts
" Fallon Health has seen firsthand the positive impact many non-profits are making in underserved communities across the state, especially our grant recipients. They share our goal of improving the health and well-being of others—and we’re proud to help provide the additional resources to help them expand their reach," said Mr. Richard Burke , President and CEO of Fallon Health

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Geisinger clinics' patient experience ranked top 10 percent nationally
“Our business is the business of caring for people and I congratulate the teams for displaying a commitment to delivering the very best, most caring and compassionate care and experience for their patients and our community.,” said Mr. Kirk Thomas , chief administrative officer, Geisinger

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Hamilton Elementary School and Health Net Celebrate National No One Eats Alone Day with Pro Football Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz and Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs
Health Net hosted an assembly in honor of National No One Eats Alone Day, created by the non-profit Beyond Differences. More than 500 students participated in activities teaching them about social isolation and the negative impact it can have on students’ health and academic performance.

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Highmark: Allegheny Health Network’s New Autoimmunity Institute Takes Novel Approach to Patient Care and Research
“In seek of care, patients traditionally have had to travel from one specialist to the next to the point that they can get lost while navigating the health care system. The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute provides patients a one-stop shop where a team of highly specialized caregivers work collaboratively to develop individualized treatment plans. Here, patients will not get lost," said Ms. Susan Manzi MD, MPH , Chair, AHN Medicine Institute and Director

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Kaiser Permanente: The Need for Speed - Fast Stroke Treatment Saves Lives
“When a stroke happens, minutes matter. Faster treatment with r-tPA, which dissolves the stroke-causing clot and restores blood flow to the brain, is strongly associated with better functional outcomes for stroke patients," said Dr. Mai Nguyen-Huynh MD, MAS , vascular neurologist and research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research

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Memorial Hospital in North Conway Joins Harvard Pilgrim’s Stride (HMO) Medicare Advantage Plan Network
Memorial Hospital in North Conway has joined the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England Stride SM (HMO) Medicare Advantage Plan network. With this addition, Harvard Pilgrim’s Medicare Advantage network includes 100% of the hospitals in New Hampshire.

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HealthEquity’s Jon Soldan Named to Utah Business’ Forty Under 40
" HealthEquity is honored to have Jon leading our operations team. Mr. Jon Soldan ’s drive and passion for process improvement has been instrumental in delivering our company’s commitment in providing exceptional experiences to all of our partners and customers," said Mr. Jon Kessler , president and CEO of HealthEquity

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AllCare Advantage upgraded to Four Star rating by Medicare
“This rating reflects our commitment to high-quality healthcare. We are particularly proud of our Five Star rating for Customer Service. Additionally, our members play an important role in our rating, by doing things like getting annual flu shots, getting certain screenings, controlling blood pressure, and taking medication as prescribed," said Mr. Freddy Sennhauser , Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Allcare Health Plans

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Western Connecticut Health Network, Northwell Health establish collaboration agreement to enhance clinical services and operational efficiencies
"This exciting relationship with Northwell Health will help us to advance our mission quickly, efficiently, and cost effectively,” said Dr. John Murphy M.D. , MD, president and CEO of Western Connecticut Health Network

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Atrium Health and Navicent Health Announce Plans to Form Strategic Combination to Serve Communities in Central and South Georgia
“This is the first major partnership of its type in the Southeast region and ensures a Macon-based institution will continue to be the leading driver of healthcare in central Georgia and beyond, while continuing to elevate the care that is provided locally. This will also give us access to Atrium Health ’s wide array of award-winning, proven successes and best practices in healthcare delivery that we can deploy in our service areas," said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders FACHE , president and CEO of Navicent

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Canopy Health Expands into the South Bay by Adding 3 Hospitals and Close to 1,000 Physicians - Pending Regulatory Approval
" Canopy Health is proud of its expanding alliance of top-rated hospitals and physicians. The addition of Good Samaritan Health System and the physicians of SCCIPA , along with our expanding relationship with

in San Mateo, creates access for patients circling the Bay, giving our members even greater access to trusted hospitals and specialists," said Joel Criste , CEO, Canopy Health

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UW Medicine, RCCH HealthCare Partners launch partnership to support community, rural hospitals in Pacific Northwest
" University of Washington Medicine is partnering with through this public-private partnership to provide expertise in patient safety and quality improvement. Helping hospitals throughout the region improve their quality and safety is part of UW Medicine's overall mission to improve the health of the public," said Mr. Paul Ramsey , CEO of UW Medicine

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Adventist Health Promotes Dustin Aho to VP of Mission Integration
“We are proud to promote Mr. Dustin Aho to a position he greatly deserves. Dustin’s dedicated service will undoubtedly advance our goal of providing comprehensive whole-person care, expanded healthcare access and a human touch that is rarely felt in this industry—all while ensuring we remain fully committed to our mission, vision and values," said Ms. Scott Reiner , chief executive officer, Adventist Health

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
Solutions News and Announcements
HIP Wonk Watch

Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
LexisNexis Risk Solutions: CIO Survey Reveals Use of Social Determinants of Health in Patient Engagement
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The Garage Partners with Accountable Care Organization in Michigan to Provide Value-Driven Care to 40,000 More Lives
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
HealthMine Survey: Two-Thirds (65%) of U.S. Employees Say Top Performers in Their Company Are Just "Somewhat" Healthy
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