Up & Comers - 2018
President and CEO, Benevera Health
For Corbin Petro, working in healthcare is about doing great service. Petro grew up in one of the Midwest's swing states, Ohio. Her father, a politician, exposed her to the range of concerns and backgrounds of American people at an early age. Healthcare was a recurring theme.
"Growing up and being a part of a number of campaigns, it exposed me to people of different plights and raised my awareness around service and healthcare; a person's situation in life can be very different, even for people living only five miles apart," she said.
In which TV medical drama would you star? "Grey's Anatomy"
What musician would you dream of having perform at your next birthday celebration? Madonna
What superhero are you? Supergirl
As president and CEO of Benevera Health, a payer-provider joint venture among Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and four hospitals in New Hampshire, Petro hopes to ease those concerns for patients. She has been innovative in redefining Benevera Health and co-leading Harvard Pilgrim's insurance business.
One of her most notable accomplishments has been working on the design for implementing exchanges in the Affordable Care Act. Under Corbin's leadership, Benevera patients had 33% lower utilization rates, 65% lower inpatient admissions and 58% lower emergency department usage, for great financial saving for patients and Benevera.
Throughout her career of strategizing new ways to overcome healthcare challenges, Petro finds inspiration "to leave the world a better place than we found it" in her wife and two children.
"I want to keep innovating in healthcare, building teams and finding creative ways to improve people's lives through the healthcare sector, at a broader scale," Petro said.