Hill Physicians Announces New COO

Former Blue Shield Executive, David Joyner, to Join Medical Group in April

Mar 27, 2013, 14:00 ET from Hill Physicians Medical Group

SAN RAMON, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- David Joyner, former senior vice president at Blue Shield of California, will become Chief Operating Officer of Hill Physicians Medical Group in mid-April.

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Joyner fills the position that has remained vacant since Darryl Cardoza assumed the Chief Executive Officer position in April of 2012. "We are excited that David is joining us," commented Cardoza. "He is well known to us and is a seasoned leader in California healthcare who brings valued experience in a very dynamic time in our industry."

Most recently, Joyner was Senior Vice President with Blue Shield of California. During his fourteen-year tenure with Blue Shield, Joyner led the large group and specialty benefits business unit, managing $2 billion in business, as well as network management and external affairs, including mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. Joyner also brings experience gained at Vivra Specialty Partners and Bain and Company, a global strategy consulting firm. 

"Hill Physicians has demonstrated commitment to innovation and leadership in times of dramatic changes in health care," noted Joyner. "I have enjoyed working with Hill Physicians over the years and look forward to joining the Hill team."

Joyner received his MA from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and his MBA from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Hill Physicians Medical Group

Hill Physicians Medical Group is the largest independent physician association in Northern California and is a nationally known leader in innovative healthcare. The Integrated Healthcare Association and California Association of Physician Groups have recognized Hill Physicians as one of the top-performing medical groups in the state. Committed to serving healthy lifestyles, Hill Physicians Medical Group offers extensive health education services to its patients, including wellness classes, health screenings and self-help through its online information portal at www.HillPhysicians.com.



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