Covington, Louisiana (PRWEB) October 4, 2009
Gilsbar, Inc., one of nation's largest and fastest growing benefit managers, has become the pacesetter in the industry for health and lifestyle management services. To help lead this effort, Gilsbar has brought on a new face with proven experience to lead their team of over 40 nurses, health coaches and wellness account managers. Mr. Paul Johnson will be responsible for establishing and overseeing Gilsbar's health & lifestyle management services, including utilization management, case management, chronic care management, maternity management and nurse helpline. Paul will play an integral role in development, implementation, and administration of these programs and will work collaboratively with the sales leaders in securing and servicing new health plan clients.
Mr. Johnson brings over 14 years of clinical and management experience and comes to Gilsbar from Humana Health Plan of Louisiana, where he most recently held the director of clinical intake team for the southeast region, managing six states and a team of 60+ staff members. At Humana, he collaborated with health plan leaders, exceeded corporate objectives, and increased morale over both the short and long term as a direct result of his strategic initiatives and management. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Northwestern State University. Paul says, "I am excited to join an organization whose philosophy centers wellness and health management for clients. We do a great job managing members who are ill, but to stay ahead of the cost trend and keep people well, we need to help them get healthy. That's what Gilsbar does differently."
Doug Layman, Gilsbar's Executive Vice President comments, "We are constantly looking for the best and brightest thought-leaders in our industry and Paul fits that description. He has the passion inherit at Gilsbar for focusing on total population health management."
Recognized as a pacesetter in the health benefits industry, Gilsbar holds solid partnerships with brokers and employers across the nation. Gilsbar's comprehensive and thought leading benefit solutions, employee engagement strategies, and commitment to client satisfaction are some of the many qualities that set Gilsbar apart. Gilsbar's MedCom Care Management, Inc. has been awarded a URAC accreditation, which standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the heath care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. For more information about Gilsbar, please visit http://www.gilsbar.com or call us at 1-866-605-6797.
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