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Brian K. Donovan Named Vice President of Network Management for Health Partners Plans

Philadelphia, PA — Health Partners Plans (HPP), a groundbreaking managed care organization, has named Brian K. Donovan its Vice President of Network Management. As a leading authority on value-based care programs, Donovan will report to Executive Vice President of Clinical Provider Management Denise Croce.

Donovan oversees HPP’s provider network for its Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP insurance plans. He ensures that each line of business maintains a comprehensive and high-performing provider network, including hospitals, physicians, specialists and allied health professionals. Donovan also develops strategic operational and tactical business plans for network management and establishes value-based contracting models. In addition, he supports all regulatory compliance and quality management programs and manages the credentialing and re-credentialing processes.

A seasoned health care executive, Donovan has an extensive background in commercial and government health insurance plans with expertise in designing and implementing value-based programs for large health care systems and physician groups. He also has significant experience in population health management, medical cost/risk management, managed care contracting and provider network design.

“One of my primary goals is expanding our Medicare Advantage plan’s physical health network across the commonwealth,” Donovan said. “This initiative will support the strategic growth of our award-winning managed care organization, allowing us to offer transformative health care to more Pennsylvanians.”

“Brian’s experience in designing provider networks and implementing value-based contracting strategies will be invaluable to HPP, as we continually seek innovative ways to enhance quality, to realize savings and to improve member satisfaction and health outcomes,” said Ms. Croce.

Prior to joining HPP, Donovan served as senior vice president of business development and payer relations for Saxton & Stump LLC, Lawyers and Consultants, in Lancaster. Also during his career, he has served as vice president of network development and contracting for Centene Corporation, Pennsylvania Health and Wellness, in Harrisburg. In addition, Donovan has held positions with Catholic Health Initiatives in Denver and Capital BlueCross in Harrisburg.

Donovan holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and is certified in Accelerated Implementation Methodology, a change management strategy, from Implementation Management Associates. A resident of Shippensburg, Donovan is actively involved in local YMCA and church youth programs.


Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed care organization, renowned for addressing food insecurity through its groundbreaking medically tailored meals program. It is the only Medicaid plan in Pennsylvania and is among just 8 Medicaid plans nationwide with an accreditation status of Excellent as of September 12, 2018. This is the highest status bestowed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA.) Health Partners Plans serves more than 280,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through its 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, and

Monet T. Irving 

Director, Corporate Communications