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Dr. Patrick Courneya rejoins HealthPartners as chief health plan medical officer

Kelly Gooch – Friday, January 17th, 2020 Print  | Email

HealthPartners, a Bloomington, Minn.-based health insurer and hospital operator, has named Patrick Courneya, MD, chief health plan medical officer.
Dr. Courneya is rejoining HealthPartners after previously serving a decade as medical director and associate medical director for the organization’s health plan.
He most recently worked for Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, where he was executive vice president and CMO for national health plan and hospitals quality for six years.
At Kaiser, Dr. Courneya focused on strategies for improving health and affordability for Kaiser’s more than 12 million health plan members. He also was national executive sponsor for Kaiser’s new medical school, which will be named in honor of the organization’s late chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson and is scheduled to open this summer.
Dr. Courneya’s other healthcare positions have included chair of the Chief Medical Officer Leadership Council at America’s Health Insurance Plans and chair of the Medical Directors Council at the Alliance of Community Health Plans.

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Memorial Hermann promotes chief transformation officer to COO

Kelly Gooch – Friday, January 17th, 2020 Print  | Email

Erin Asprec was chosen as Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System’s new executive vice president and COO.
Ms. Asprec is being promoted from chief transformation officer and chief of acute care services for the 17-hospital organization. She will lead Memorial Hermann’s operations, service lines, clinical transformation and consumer experience.
“The future of healthcare is creating value for consumers, and Memorial Hermann is making intentional and strategic steps in that direction,” Memorial Hermann President and CEO David Callender, MD, said in a news release. “Adapting to a service line operating model will enable us to create exceptional experiences while delivering safe, high-quality, cost-effective care that is coordinated and seamless across the care continuum. I can’t think of a better person to direct this effort than Erin.”
Ms. Asprec joined Memorial Hermann in 2002. Her other previous positions at the organization have included CEO of the Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute; CEO of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital; and senior vice president/regional president of Memorial Hermann’s south region. 
Ms. Asprec has a master’s degree in healthcare administration from St. Louis University.

More articles on executive moves:Andrew Bagnall promoted to CEO of HSHS WisconsinAngi Mohr tapped as president of Oklahoma hospitalOzarks Medical Center hires 2 finance department leaders

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