BOSTON, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a nationwide search, Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan (BMCHP) and Well Sense Health Plan announced the appointment of Eric Hunter as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mr. Hunter is responsible for the leadership and strategic direction of the operating units at BMCHP, including the Customer Care Center, Claims, Enrollment, Business Integration and Facilities.
"Eric's extensive experience as an executive in different health care arenas has prepared him to take on the diverse responsibilities inherent in the Chief Operating Officer position," said Scott O'Gorman, President of BMCHP and Well Sense. "His technical skills, management style and previous successes are indicative of his dedication to excellence."
For the past four years, Mr. Hunter served as Chief Executive Officer at ValueOptions of Texas, and previously at ValueOptions of Illinois. ValueOptions is the nation's largest independent behavioral health and wellness company. Mr. Hunter's experience also includes a variety of healthcare executive and senior level management positions in the public and private sectors, including with Centene, Inc., Schaller Anderson, Inc., and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. He received a Business Administration degree from St. Leo University in Tampa, Florida.
Mr. Hunter commented, "I greatly appreciate the opportunity to join the leadership team of an organization that is so forward thinking and innovative in its support of the underserved, and I am prepared to help ensure its continued reputation for excellence."
Boston Medical Center founded Boston Medical Center Health Plan, Inc. in 1997 as a non-profit managed care organization doing business in Massachusetts as BMC HealthNet Plan. Outside Massachusetts the business name is Well Sense Health Plan. BMC HealthNet Plan is ranked in the top 10 among Medicaid plans in the nation according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Rankings, 2012-2013. BMC HealthNet Plan also earned Excellent Accreditation from NCQA for its Medicaid plan for the fourth time in a row.
SOURCE Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan