Doctors Health Plan strengthens management team to lead the company's explosive growth.
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 1997--Doctors Health Plan, Inc. announced several executive and senior management appointments as the health plan continues to experience tremendous enrollment growth in tandem with its expanding provider network throughout the Carolinas.
Deborah L. Redd was named Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Doctors Health Plan. Ms. Redd has served as President, Managed Care division of Coastal Physician Group, Inc. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :DR) since January 1996, which includes Doctors Health Plan, Healthplan Southeast (an IPA-model commercial HMO HMO health maintenance organization.
A corporation that is financed by insurance premiums and has member physicians and professional staff who provide curative and preventive medicine within certain financial, in northern Florida), and Better Health Plan (a New York-based prepaid health plan for Medicaid recipients). She is also a member of Coastal's Board of Directors. Ms. Redd has more than 20 years of managed care experience, holding various executive positions with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maryland, Inc. and with Chesapeake Physicians, P.A., a multi-specialty physician group associated with The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Kenneth J. Mayes, CPA (Computer Press Association, Landing, NJ) An earlier membership organization founded in 1983 that promoted excellence in computer journalism. Its annual awards honored outstanding examples in print, broadcast and electronic media. The CPA disbanded in 2000. was appointed President and Chief Financial Officer of Doctors Health Plan, replacing Gary Whitaker, M.D. who will continue to serve as the health plan's Medical Director. Mr. Mayes has more than 10 years of executive-level managed care experience. Prior to joining Doctors Health Plan, he served as Vice President, Finance for Keystone Health Plan East, a Philadelphia-based HMO with $1 billion in revenue, and also held the position of President of Vista Health Plan, Pennsylvania. Mr. Mayes is a member of the Financial Executives Institute, the HEDIS/NCQA Performance Measurement Committee, and the HEDIS HEDIS Health Plan Employer Data & Information Set Managed care An initiative by the National Committee on Quality Assurance to develop, collect, standardize, and report measures of health plan performances. Users Group-Finance Expert Panel. He holds a bachelor's degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and earned a master's degree from Kent State University.
Other recent appointments include:
- Jenine Woodward, RN was appointed Director, Medical Management and Quality Assurance. Ms. Woodward was most recently a Vice President, Health Services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract for Atlantic Health Plans in Charlotte, N.C., she has over 20 years of executive-level experience in medical management and quality assurance with health plans including Total Health Care in Baltimore, Md. and Health Plus in New York New York, state, United States
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- Jennette Cox was promoted to Director of Claims. Ms. Cox has been with Doctors Health Plan since its inception in 1994, and has more than ten years of claims management experience with various managed care organizations including Healthsource.
- Adrienne Carroll was appointed Manager of Health, Education and Wellness for Doctors Health Plan. Ms. Carroll had been a Wellness Coordinator for various health plans, institutions and government agencies including the University of California The University of California has a combined student body of more than 191,000 students, over 1,340,000 living alumni, and a combined systemwide and campus endowment of just over $7.3 billion (8th largest in the United States). at Irvine, the U.S. Department of Education, and Qual Med Plans for Health of New Mexico, a subsidiary of Health Systems, Inc., one of the nation's largest HMOs. She earned a master's degree in public health from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA UCLA University of California at Los Angeles
UCLA University Center for Learning Assistance (Illinois State University)
UCLA University of Carrollton, TX and Lower Addison, TX ).
- Graham Chalfant was named Regional Sales Manager for the health plan's Charlotte, North Carolina “Charlotte” redirects here. For other uses, see Charlotte (disambiguation).
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Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15. . Mr. Chalfant has more than seven years of sales management and benefits consulting experience, most recently with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina.
Doctors Health Plan, Inc. is an independent physician association (IPA IPA - International Phonetic Alphabet ) model HMO currently providing health care services through a provider panel of more than 4,600 physicians and 52 hospitals. Doctors Health Plan is licensed to offer its health plan services in both North and South Carolina.
CONTACT: Doctors Health Plan, Inc., Durham
Eric A. Geadelmann, 919/383-4175, ext. 6111