Healthcare Leader Heritage Provider Network Adds Senior Executive In Arizona

A. Dale Villani is named Chief Operating Officer for Arizona Priority Care Plus (AzPCP)

Sep 27, 2013, 08:00 ET from Heritage Provider Network, Inc.

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Provider Network announced today A. Dale Villani has joined Arizona Priority Care Plus (AzPCP) as Chief Operating Officer. AzPCP is an affiliate of the HPN network.


Villani brings a broad based senior executive management background in the healthcare industry with over 30 years of experience to AzPCP and the growing Arizona marketplace. Prior to joining AzPCP, Villani was COO for Magellan Health of Arizona, held several positions at Aetna including COO for Aetna Government Health Plans, head of Retiree Markets Operations and head of Claim and Call Quality. In addition, Villani was Executive Director for Sun Health Providers in Arizona (a physician hospital organization) and Director of Operations for Sun Health Medisun (a Medicare Advantage plan).

"I'm very pleased to welcome Dale to our executive management team at AzPCP," said Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of HPN. "He brings strong and prestigious leadership skills to our Arizona operation supplementing our overall company expansion."

"HPN is truly an innovative healthcare leader and I'm looking forward to joining AzPCP and the HPN team," said Villani. "As a physician led organization, they are very well positioned in the Arizona marketplace to serve the needs of health plans and employers, delivering high quality clinical care and service."


Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of healthcare delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN and its affiliates operate in California, New York and Arizona providing high quality, cost effective healthcare to over 700,000 individuals and are dedicated to quality, affordable health care, and putting patients' wellness first. (

SOURCE Heritage Provider Network, Inc.