DANVILLE - Duane E. Davis, M.D., has been named chief executive officer for Geisinger Health Plan.
"Duane has been an integral part of the innovative programs for which Geisinger Health Plan has been nationally recognized. His commitment to improving quality and member satisfaction, while controlling costs, is seen in Geisinger Health Plan's achievements including our top 10 national rankings," said Geisinger Health System President and CEO Glenn Steele Jr., MD. "Duane is a true leader and visionary. We are fortunate to have his expertise and knowledge."
"A large part of my career has been dedicated to improving quality for patients and members," said Davis. "I am happy to be able to continue and share my passion in this new role. I will continue to invest in health care innovations that improve our members' lives and to build on our successes."
In addition to his role as CEO of Geisinger Health Plan, Davis will serve as CEO of Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company and Geisinger Quality Options Inc., and executive vice president, Insurance Operations for Geisinger Health System.
Davis joined Geisinger Health System 1978. Most recently, he served as vice president, chief medical officer for Geisinger Health Plan, a position he has held since 2000. He also continues to practice medicine in Geisinger Health System's Department of Rheumatology.
Davis graduated from The Pennsylvania State University and completed his residency at Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.
A Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology, Davis is a clinical professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University-Jefferson Medical College. Davis chairs the Review Oversight Committee (ROC) for the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the National Association of Managed Care Physicians. He is also a member and former chair of the Chief Medical Officer's Leadership Council Committee for the America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) on Quality Health Care.
Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville. The plan serves approximately 290,000 members in 43 counties. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, and Medicare beneficiaries. GHP and Geisinger Gold are ranked in the top 10 health plans nationally and are the top private and Medicare plan in Pennsylvania according to the NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2011-12. As part of Geisinger Health System, GHP has been recognized nationally as a model for health-care reform with documented success in innovative programs such as the patient-centered medical home. For more information, please www.thehealthplan.com.