Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Mr. Paul McBride II
Aetna Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, Accountable Care Solutions
Mr. Paul Markovich
Blue Shield of California
President and Chief Operating Officer
Theodore Mazer MD
California Medical Association
Mr. Michael Eeesley
Centegra Health & Wellness
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Marcela Manjarrez-Hawn
Centene Corporation
Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Ken Yamaguchi M.D.
Centene Corporation
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Mr. Edmund (Ed) E. Kroll
Centene Corporation
SVP, Finance and Investor Relations
Mr. David M. Cordani
CIGNA HealthCare
CIGNA Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. William S. George Sr.
Health Partners Plans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Monet Irving
Health Partners Plans
Communications Specialist
Ms. Laura Lott
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan - Hawaii
Director - Community and Public Relations
Dr. Mason Turner
Kaiser Permanente
Psychiatrist at the Maui Lani Medical Office
Tracy Kuranaka M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Integrated Behavioral Health Specialist
Tiffinie Mercado M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
OB/GYN at the Wailuku Medical Office
Irminne Van Dyken M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Surgeon at the Wailuku Medical Office
Laszlo Steven Tekler D.O.
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii
Ann Hau M.D.
Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center
Mr. Richard L. Lungen
Leverage Health
Managing Member
Mr. Charles (Charlie) J. Falcone
Leverage Health
Managing Member
Ms. Nancy Corbett
Mercy | Sisters of Mercy Health System
Ms. Cindy Rosburg
Mercy | Sisters of Mercy Health System
Chief Human Resources Officer
Sybil Hodgson M.D.
Montefiore Health System
Regional Director
Namita Azad MPH, MS
Montefiore Health System
Transformation Manager
Asif Ansari M.D.
Montefiore Health System
Regional Director
Mr. David Weeks
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Kelly Buckland
National Council On Independent Living (NCIL)
Executive Director
Mr. Dean M. Harrison
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare | Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group
President and CEO
Mr. John Espinola
Premera Blue Cross
Executive Vice President of Health Care Services
Rhonda Medows MD
Providence Health & Services
Executive Vice President - Population Health
Rodney (Rod) F. Hochman MD
Providence Health & Services
President and CEO
Ms. Ann Marie O'Brien
National Director of Health Strategies
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Shield of California and California Medical Association Collaborate to Build Health Care Model of the Future
“Today’s announcement is part of Blue Shield of California ’s ongoing effort to create a health care system worthy of our family and friends and sustainably affordable. We do this by collaborating with physicians, hospitals, clinicians, and other health care leaders to put people at the center of the health care system. We are starting small but thinking big," said Mr. Paul Markovich , President and CEO, Blue Shield of California

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Centene and National Council On Independent Living Partner To Increase Provider Accessibility For People With Disabilities
"Studies have shown that Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities receive less preventive care due to inaccessible provider exam rooms and/or diagnostic equipment. Through this partnership, Centene and National Council On Independent Living (NCIL) aim to solve a vital national problem and key social determinant of health for people with disabilities and their companions," said Dr. Ken Yamaguchi M.D. , Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Centene

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AHIP Launches Coverage@Work Campaign Showcasing How Employer-Provided Coverage Delivers for 180 Million Americans
“Coverage through work delivers real value for 180 million Americans. HHS , Congress, the Administration, and state and federal policymakers are looking for solutions that improve the health care system – and employer-provided coverage is a critical part of what’s working today. There is a real need to build on today’s successes to deliver more innovation, better services, and greater benefits for more people, " said Mr. Matthew Eyles , President and CEO, AHIP

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Cigna Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights Key Environmental, Social, Governance Efforts
“Today marks a milestone for CIGNA . The fifth annual release of our Cigna Connects Corporate Responsibility report shows how the company has steadily progressed in aligning our mission and actions to our social purpose, and in leveraging our unique customer and client expertise and resources to deliver value to communities around the world and to society as a whole,” said Mr. David M. Cordani , President and CEO, Cigna

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Six Exceptional Physicians Join Kaiser Permanente On Oahu, Maui, Hawaii Island
Six outstanding doctors have joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii . They add to Kaiser Permanente’s strong team of more than 600 health care providers in Hawaii’s largest medical practice, the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group (HPMG), which serves Kaiser Permanente’s 250,000-plus members in Hawaii.

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Health Partners Plans to Share Groundbreaking Food is Medicine Partnership at Tulane University Culinary Medicine Conference
We are proud to be a national leader in the battle against food insecurity and other social determinants for the most vulnerable health care recipients. And we’re honored to share our experience about this successful partnership, which resulted in improved health outcomes and lower health care costs," said Mr. William S. George Sr. , President and CEO, Health Partners Plans

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Providence St. Joseph Health Study Shows Americans Value Medicaid, Hailing it as a Lifeline Upon Learning the Facts
"At the same time, we believe it's critical to preserve coverage for the millions of Americans who rely on the program. Before lawmakers make changes to the program, it's important to recognize how much Americans value it and to consider the repercussions of potential cuts. Medicaid matters to our patients, which is why the program matters so much to us," said Dr. Rodney F. Hochman MD , President and CEO, Providence Health & Services

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Mercy Offers Paid Parental Leave to 40K Co-workers
“In the U.S., only about 10 percent of health care organizations offer paid parental leave. Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, never married or had children herself, but she adopted children. She founded the order in Ireland almost 200 years ago to help address critical human needs, especially those of children and mothers. For Mercy, providing paid parental leave is the right thing to do. Catherine would be proud," said Ms. Cindy Rosburg , chief human resources officer, Mercy

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UnitedHealthcare Recognizes 10 Companies for Creating a Culture of Well-Being in the Workplace
“Well Deserved award winners successfully established a culture of well-being by implementing worksite wellness programs to help lower costs and improve employee health and engagement. An increasing number of companies recognize that valued well-being programs help employee health, satisfaction and productivity, and differentiate themselves as employers from other organizations," said Ms. Ann Marie O'Brien , national director of health strategies, UnitedHealthcare

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Better Care and Shorter Wait Times for Montefiore Patients
“Too often, primary care is seen as an episodic medical visit, meaning a patient will only come in when he or she is sick, but we have a different approach. Our goal is to provide full health and wellness resources to our patients. This includes building relationships and getting a sense of barriers that could impede access to consistent healthcare," said Dr. Sybil Hodgson M.D. , regional director, Montefiore Health System

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Centegra Health System and Northwestern Medicine sign Definitive Agreement; Receive Regulatory Approval
"Together with CHWN , Northwestern Memorial will explore opportunities to expand and enhance clinical care offerings to patients in Northern Illinois. Our shared goal is to provide patients with greater access to breakthrough treatments and specialized care, close to where they live and work," said Mr. Dean M. Harrison , President and Chief Executive Officer, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

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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
NASCO: Georgia Tech to Launch Health Technology Initiative at the Advanced Technology Development Center
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Leverage Insights: Provider Networks – Evolution and Future State
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