President Donald Trump has nominated Alex Azar, a former pharma executive and former HHS official, to lead the HHS.
Bruce Lawrence, who helped grow Oklahoma's largest clinically integrated network, will retire at the end of the year as president and CEO of Integris.
George Miller Jr., who formerly oversaw a large network of clinics in Texas and was on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, took over on Nov. 1.
Baylor Scott & White Health announced several new leaders, including one chief policy officer and a chief strategy officer.
After almost five years at the helm of Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer, Joseph Swedish is retiring. Gail Boudreaux, the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare, will take his place.
David Lansky, CEO of the Pacific Business Group on Health, is the new chair of the Health Care Transformation Task Force, the organization announced Wednesday.
Ruth Brinkley, formerly CEO of KentyckyOne Health, will now be President of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest.
Richard Breon, president and CEO of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health, announced Tuesday he will retire in 2019 after 17 years at the helm of the system.
Molina Healthcare announced Tuesday that Joseph Zubretsky, Aetna's former chief financial officer, will take over as its new president and CEO, effective Nov. 6.
Dr. Jerry Penso will lead AMGA as its new president and CEO effective next week, according to the physician group trade association.
During his 15-year tenure, Curt Nonomaque helped Vizient grow into the nation's largest group purchasing organization, serving more than 3,100 health systems. Byron Jobe, the GPO's chief administrative and financial officer, will take over in March.
Optima Health CEO Michael Dudley will retire at the end of the year. His successor, Dennis Matheis, comes from Anthem, where he ran the national insurer's exchange business and worked on integration for the proposed Anthem-Cigna merger.