HOUSTON, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following a comprehensive and nationwide search, Memorial Hermann Health System has hired Daniel (Dan) Styf as its new Senior Vice President and CEO to lead its health plan business. Memorial Hermann Health Plans are backed by Memorial Hermann, a full-service system that has been advancing health in the Houston region for more than 100 years.
Styf brings a wealth of health insurance experience and leadership to the organization. Most recently, Styf was an executive with the Piedmont WellStar Health Plans in Atlanta where he served as senior vice president and head of operations for the joint venture between WellStar Health System and Piedmont Health Care.
"Dan is an accomplished health insurance leader with extensive experience in provider-sponsored health plans affiliated with some of the most well-respected health systems across the country," said Dennis Laraway, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Memorial Hermann. "He's a strategic thinker who brings considerable leadership skills as well as business, team and product development abilities to our health plans. Dan's expertise and vision will serve him well in building the health plan side of our growing health system."
Styf has an established track record of community service and leadership that complements his professional achievements. Styf has served as the Board Chair for both Cobb's Competitive EDGE, Cobb County's (Georgia) Economic Development organization, and MUST Ministries, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, clothing and job training support for those in need across North Georgia. Styf was recognized as one of the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 40 Under 40 and one of Georgia Trend's 40 Under 40. He also graduated from both the Leadership Atlanta and Leadership Cobb community leadership development programs.
Styf's professional experience includes more than five years as Vice President for Regional & Marketing Strategy for Kaiser Permanente in Georgia. He also served in various leadership roles with the Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) in Washington, D.C., and Health Alliance Plan in Detroit, Michigan.
"The Memorial Hermann Health System is one of the most respected health systems in the country," said Styf. "I'm incredibly honored to bring that world renowned care directly to the people and businesses of Houston through our affordable and high quality coverage options. The most exciting part of my role is enabling our physicians and care teams to practice medicine the way they were trained, without the hassles of a national health plan.
"Our health plan is unique in the Houston market because of the way we partner with Memorial Hermann's 4,000 affiliated doctors and 13, soon to be 15, hospitals," Styf continued. "Combining care and coverage allows Memorial Hermann to take more proactive steps to invest in the health of our community and provide better care for the members we serve."
Styf holds a Masters in Evaluative Clinical Science from Dartmouth Medical School, and an undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Hope College in Michigan.
SOURCE Memorial Hermann Health System