Tampa, Fla. (PRWEB) July 08, 2013
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today that Steven Goldberg, M.D., has been named the company’s chief medical officer. As a member of WellCare’s senior management team, Dr. Goldberg will participate in strategic planning and policy direction for the company with a focus on ensuring high-quality, cost-effective care for its members. He will be responsible for driving enterprise-wide quality and accreditation results, and enhancing WellCare’s cultural competency, population health and program effectiveness initiatives. He will also have primary responsibility for representing WellCare’s public position on health care and medical issues with regulators, government customers, providers and trade groups. He will report to Alec Cunningham, CEO.
“Dr. Goldberg has extensive experience as both a physician and a business executive,” said Cunningham. “He has a solid reputation for building strong relationships across the health care system and he will be an asset in our mission to deliver quality, cost-effective health care solutions to our members and government customers.”
"I am looking forward to joining the WellCare team, and to engaging in the company’s efforts to continue improving the quality, access and coordination of care we provide to our members,” said Dr. Goldberg.
Before joining WellCare, Dr. Goldberg served as senior medical director for Coventry Healthcare of Kentucky. Previously, he was vice president and chief of medical affairs for Express Scripts. Earlier in his career, Dr. Goldberg held clinical leadership roles with Humana, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna and Kaiser Permanente.
Dr. Goldberg earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, a doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College and a master’s degree in business from Binghamton University. He completed his residency in family practice at Wilson Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, N.Y. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Goldberg has active medical licenses in Indiana, Kentucky and Missouri.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 2.7 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2013. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com.