February 21, 2017
Health Partners Plans Names Bill Vazquez Vice President of Innovations
Industry Veteran Selected to Lead Development and Implementation of Innovative Initiatives to Improve Member Health
Philadelphia, PA — Health Partners Plans (HPP), nationally recognized for its novel approach to health care, announced today that Bill Vazquez joined the company as Vice President of Innovations, reporting to Executive Vice President of Clinical & Provider Management Denise Croce. In his new role, he ensures the continued advancement of health innovation efforts at HPP, advancing the company’s mission for excellence in health care and spearheading the use of the latest technology and trends to improve member outcomes.
As the Vice President of Innovations, Mr. Vazquez will create an integrated and strategic roadmap for the delivery of current and new innovation models across HPP’s lines of business. This includes creating a full suite of non-traditional models that align strategic objectives with innovative approaches to achieve return on investment, provider alignment and improved health outcomes for members. He also oversees the establishment of Wellness/Resource Centers that address clinical care and social determinants to health.
“Bill has developed a depth of knowledge and expertise in health care innovation that has propelled health care companies forward for nearly 30 years,” says Croce. “His experience creating unique and effective care models will help HPP solidify its reputation as a leader in the health care industry.”
Mr. Vazquez came to HPP from Vazquez Health Advisors LLC, where he provided consulting services to large health care organizations, hospitals and physician groups. He has also served as Vice President for Business Development at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as well as Chief Administrative Officer at Cathedral Health System.
Mr. Vazquez received his Master of Health Sciences Administration from Hunter College in New York City. He lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania with his fiancé Janet. Mr. Vazquez is a father of four and a grandfather of six.
ABOUT HEALTH PARTNERS PLANS
Nationally recognized for its innovations in managed care, Health Partners Plans is among the top fifteen Medicaid plans in the country, one of the highest-rated in Pennsylvania and receives strong ratings for member and provider satisfaction according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016–2017. Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed health care organization serving more than 276,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh/Capital region. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program) plans. Founded more than 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health plans in the country. Learn more about how Health Partners Plans is doing it right at HealthPartnersPlans.com, twitter.com/HPPlans and facebook.com/healthpartnersplans.
Monet T. Irving
Manager, Corporate Communications