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Molina Healthcare Names New Chief Medical Officer
Monday, August 04, 2014
Molina Healthcare Names New Chief Medical Officer16:15 EDT Monday, August 04, 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Molina Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:MOH) today announced that Keith Wilson, M.D., has been named chief medical officer for the Company. In this role, Dr. Wilson will be responsible for establishing clinical policy and oversight of medical management functions of all the Company's health plan subsidiaries, including utilization management, quality improvement, pharmacy and risk management activities. He was previously the vice president of clinical services for the Molina Medical Group clinics and American Family Care.
“I'm very pleased that Dr. Wilson has accepted the chief medical officer position,” said Terry Bayer, chief operating officer of Molina Healthcare. “As our membership grows and we serve more patients with complex medical needs, it is important that we further integrate our efforts with providers. Dr. Wilson's track record in leading physician practices and caring for sicker patients, in addition to his managed care experience, will be invaluable.”
Dr. Wilson has nearly 30 years of experience in the health care industry. Prior to joining Molina Healthcare in March 2013, he served as a regional medical director with HealthCare Partners. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Talbert Medical Group until he arranged the group's merger with HealthCare Partners.
As an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, Dr. Wilson majored in chemistry and chemical engineering. After his junior year, he accepted early admission into Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C., where he received his medical degree. He later completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Dr. Wilson is an active board member and past chairman of the Financial Solvency Standards Board for the State of California's Department of Managed Care, past chairman of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), and past board member of the Spencer Hospice Foundation. He currently sits on the CAPG Public Policy committee and is a member of the American Medical Association, National Medical Association, and the Orange County Medical Association. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
About Molina Healthcare, Inc.
Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, provides managed health care services under the Medicaid and Medicare programs and through the state insurance marketplaces. Through our locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation, Molina currently serves approximately 2.3 million members. Dr. C. David Molina founded our company in 1980 as a provider organization serving low-income families in Southern California. Today, we continue his mission of providing high quality and cost-effective health care to those who need it most. For more information about Molina Healthcare, please visit our website at www.molinahealthcare.com.
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