Buckeye Health Plan Announces New Chief Executive Officer

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Bruce Hill Brings More Than 28 Years of Healthcare Experience to Buckeye

Bruce Hill is the new CEO at Buckeye Health Plan

It's an honor to lead Buckeye Health Plan in transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time.

Buckeye Health Plan (BHP) is pleased to announce Bruce Hill as the new CEO and plan president of Buckeye Health Plan. Hill, known for growing and enhancing health organizations, assumes the position immediately.

Hill has more than 28 years of healthcare leadership experience from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, from managed care to large health care provider systems. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of HealthPlus of Michigan, a health plan serving the Medicaid, Medicare and commercial markets that experienced significant growth and received top state and national rankings for quality and service.

“I am excited to assume the position of president at Buckeye Health Plan,” said Hill. “What I see at Buckeye are great people that are dedicated to serving Ohioans and strengthening our communities. Buckeye has experienced amazing growth and is positioned for even greater future success. It is an honor to lead the Buckeye Health Plan in transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time.”

“Buckeye Health Plan conducted an extensive search for the right candidate for this position,” says Steve White, senior vice president, Centene Health Plans. “Bruce Hill will be a strong leader who will position Buckeye for continued growth and exciting challenges. Buckeye has grown to include almost 300,000 members since it began providing services in Ohio, and we fully believe Bruce is the right person to provide innovative ways to continue the growth trend while providing quality health care at Buckeye.”

Hill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Masters of Health Services Administration, both from the University of Michigan. He is an Executive Leadership Fellow with the Northwestern University/AHIP program.

Buckeye Health Plan’s former CEO and president, Steve White, has accepted a new role as senior vice president of Health Plans with Buckeye’s parent group, Centene Corporation. In this role, White has oversight of six state health plans, including Buckeye Health Plan.

About Buckeye Health Plan
Buckeye Health Plan is a managed care plan that has been providing services in Ohio since 2004. Buckeye is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-line healthcare enterprise offering both core Medicaid and specialty services. Information regarding Buckeye Health Plan is available via the Internet at http://www.buckeyehealthplan.com. Buckeye can be followed on Twitter as Buckeye_Health.

About Centene Corporation
Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs and Medicare (Special Needs Plans). The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions. It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services. More information regarding Centene is available at http://www.centene.com.

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