Cynthia Hundorfean, who has served as chief administrative officer for clinical services at the Cleveland Clinic since 2005, will take over next month as CEO of Allegheny Health Network, Highmark Health's provider network.
She succeeds John Paul, who will become special adviser to Highmark Health President and CEO David Holmberg.
"Cynthia brings years of experience and deep understanding of all aspects of health care delivery," Holmberg said in a news release. "This transition is a natural part of our evolution as a health care leader. I'm confident that under Cynthia's stewardship we will further our efforts to transform health care delivery."
The Pittsburgh-based insurer and health system is looking to establish financial traction.
As chief administrative officer, Hundorfean oversaw 25 clinical institutes at over 190 sites. She also oversaw a $5.5 billion net revenue budget from clinical operations, according to the release.
Hundorfean's 30-year career spans hospital management, physician integration strategies, implementation of strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions.