posted by Clare Krusing
on July 15, 2015
For Immediate Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, AHIP’s Board of Directors unanimously elected Marilyn Tavenner as AHIP President and CEO. Included below is a statement from AHIP Board Chair Mark Ganz on her appointment:
“There is no better individual than Marilyn to lead our industry through the increasingly complex health care transformation that is underway. As the unifying voice for our industry, AHIP and its members are uniquely positioned to address the pressing health care challenges facing consumers, and Marilyn is a recognized leader who brings the experience, tenacity, and dedication to achieve our advocacy goals and to move the health system forward in a way that is patient-centered. She has the respect and trust of policymakers and stakeholders from all sides, and a personal commitment to advance meaningful solutions for improving access to quality, affordable care for all Americans.”
“I am honored to join this association and to lead this industry that is deeply committed to improving care delivery and affordability for individuals and families,” Tavenner said.
Tavenner previously served as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to her role at CMS, she served as Secretary of Health and Human Services for the state of Virginia. She held a number of leadership roles with the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), where she was President of HCA’s Central Atlantic Division as well as Group President of Outpatient Services.
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