Monday, May 07, 2018
 
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
 
 
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Robert Dunn
Babel Health
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Gretchen Adin
Babel Health
Director of Marketing
Mr. John Lacy
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Scott Peek
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
Chief Operating Officer of Baylor University Medical Center
Mr. Jay Fox
Baylor Scott & White Healthcare | Scott & White Health Plan
President
Ms. Wendy Pitts
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Director of Health Services For Its Senior Products Division
Joseph (JB) B. Sobel MD, MPH, MBA
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Chief Medical Officer
Julie Summey PhD
Clemson University
Ms. Jenny Englerth
Family First Health
CEO
Ms. Mary Ann Christopher
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ)
Chief of Clinical Operations and Transformation
Mr. Bernard J. Tyson
Kaiser Permanente
Dr. Alan R. Morse JD, PhD
Lighthouse Guild
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Goldie Dersh
Lighthouse Guild
Vice President of the Behavioral Health Program
Mr. David Chernow
Select Medical Holdings Corporation
President and Chief Strategy Officer
Dr. Gautham Suresh
Texas Children's Hospital
Medical Director
Ms. Heather Cianfrocco
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan by UnitedHealthcare
Northeast Regional CEO
Mr. Rick Gates
Walgreens Health Services | Walgreens Co.
Senior Vice President of Pharmacy Operations
 
Company News Headlines
     
HIP News and Announcements      
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Teams up with Walgreens to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse Through Expanded Safe Medication Disposal Program
“Safe medication disposal is one of the best ways to ensure that drugs are not accidently used or intentionally misused by someone else. Horizon BCBSNJ is proud to work with Walgreens to give the public a convenient, no-cost option for ridding their homes of unwanted medications," said Ms. Mary Ann Christopher , Horizon BCBSNJ Vice President and Chief of Clinical Operations and Transformation

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Kaiser Permanente: Nurses Are Our Everyday Heroes
Each year, National Nurses Week provides an opportunity for me to reflect on the significance of our nurses here at Kaiser Permanente and around the nation. Nurses display heroism day in and day out, putting their patients front and center, working behind the scenes to provide a caring touch and professional expertise.

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Food is Medicine Program Launches with the Support of L.A. Care
Proper nutrition has been shown to play a role in health outcomes for those with chronic illnesses. Patients who are malnourished have longer hospital stays and longer recovery times. Yet, many adults with chronic illness are suffering food insecurity.

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Lighthouse Guild Behavioral Programs Focus On The Psychological Impact Of Vision Loss, Traumatic Brain Injury And Other Disabilities
“Because the psychological effects of vision loss, TBI or physical disability can be overwhelming and different for each individual, our physicians perform a complete assessment of the patient’s cognitive and emotional functioning," said Dr. Goldie Dersh , Vice President of Lighthouse Guild ’s Behavioral Health Program

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Appoints Wendy Pitts Director of Health Services
" Ms. Wendy Pitts ’s considerable leadership experience in case management and clinical operations makes her an ideal fit for this role. We are thrilled to have someone with her expertise and accomplishments on our team," said Dr. Joseph B. Sobel MD, MPH, MBA , chief medical officer of senior products for BCBST

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Four Baylor Scott & White Health Employees Recognized by Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council (DFWHC) Foundation for Excellence in Healthcare
"The Scott & White family works tirelessly to better the lives of our patients and communities, and it is inspiring to see these employees honored for their dedication and passion to making a difference. We are proud of the winners and all of the Baylor Scott & White nominees for this prestigious recognition," said Mr. John Lacy , chief human resources officer at Baylor Scott & White

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Baylor Scott & White Health and Select Medical Expand Joint Venture into the Austin Area
"With our combined presence in the Austin area, we will have a unique opportunity to leverage the skills and strengths of our two organizations to elevate the rehabilitation services we offer in the community," said Mr. Jay Fox , president, Scott & White – Austin/Round Rock region

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UnitedHealthcare Donates Drug Disposal Kits to Local Health Clinics and Physicians to Help People Safely Dispose of Unused Opioids
“Our goal is to give residents a safe, environmentally responsible way to dispose of unused pain medication. Safe disposal is critical to fighting the opioid epidemic in the York community. Safe disposal is one important step in preventing opioids from being misused, and ultimately, in saving lives," said Ms. Heather Cianfrocco , CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
 
HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements
Solutions News and Announcements

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
The Joint Commission: Early Treatment Program for Opioid-Dependent Newborns Significantly Reduces Cost While Maintaining Medical and Safety Outcomes
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Babel Health Selected as Preferred Vendor for the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP)
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