CHICAGO and TAMPA, Fla., July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Harmony Health Plan, Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced it has named Robin L. Jones, M.D., as medical director. Dr. Jones oversees the plan's medical strategy and clinical direction of medical services and quality improvement affecting Illinois Medicaid members enrolled in Harmony Health Plan and Medicare members enrolled in WellCare plans.
"Dr. Jones is an accomplished health care executive and a physician leader with broad experience in clinical medicine and government health plan operations," said Dr. Robert Hilliard, Jr., president, Harmony Health Plan. "Her leadership is instrumental in delivering improved health outcomes for our members with the effective care integration of WellCare pharmacy operations, quality improvement initiatives, utilization, case and disease management, and provider relations functions."
"I look forward to making a meaningful difference in our members' health and quality of life and establishing Harmony as a leader in government-sponsored health care programs in partnership with the state, our providers, and community-based organizations," said Dr. Jones.
Prior to joining Harmony, Dr. Jones served as medical director and interim chief medical officer for Aetna Better Health of Illinois. Her extensive health care experience includes increasing leadership roles at Rush University Medical Center, including director of ambulatory care; patient safety officer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Risk Management medical consultant; and a member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee.
Dr. Jones received her bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, and her medical degree from the University Health Science Center at Houston School of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She completed a postdoctoral internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at State University of New York at Buffalo.
She is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist licensed in Illinois, and a member of both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Illinois Department of Public Health Perinatal Advisory Committee.
As of March 31, 2016, WellCare and Harmony Health Plan serve approximately 207,000 members in Illinois, including 164,000 Medicaid members, 15,000 Medicare Advantage members and 28,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.7 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.