by Rachad Davis
April 18, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Community Care Behavioral Health Organization,
UPMC Insurance Services Division
Dr. Hurford is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Community Care Behavioral Health Organization, the nation’s largest not-for-profit behavioral health managed care organization. As part of the UPMC Insurance Services Division, Community Care provides behavioral health coverage for over one million Medicaid beneficiaries. Dr. Hurford has worked in public-sector psychiatry for nearly 20 years holding various leadership positions in academic, government and managed care systems including, most recently, serving as Community Care’s Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs.
Prior to joining Community Care, Dr. Hurford served as the Chief Medical Officer of the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services (DBHIDS) and Community Behavioral Health (CBH), a not-for-profit behavioral health managed care organization that managed approximately $850 million in Medicaid funding. He served as an Assistant Professor and is now a Clinical Associate faculty member at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research. He is a board-certified psychiatrist who has provided care to people with serious mental illness and substance-use disorder in diverse settings including the Indian Health Service and urban community mental health centers.
• Bachelor’s degree in political science from Swarthmore College
• Medical degree from the Temple University School of Medicine
• Completed his residency and chief residency in psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of