IlliniCare Health Bolsters Leadership Team With Two New Hires

Feb 26, 2016, 10:11 ET from IlliniCare Health

WESTMONT, Ill., Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IlliniCare Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), has strengthened its leadership team with key appointments to support its growing membership within Illinois.

Angela Perry, M.D., is appointed Vice President of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Director. Dr. Perry will lead the development and delivery of innovative care management programs; ensure members receive the best quality of care and service; and support members and communities in achieving their vision of health. Prior to joining IlliniCare Health, Dr. Perry was the medical director for the Illinois division of eQHealth Solutions -- a non-profit healthcare technology and population health management company. As an advocate for Chicago's underserved population, Dr. Perry was also a partner in a thriving adult medicine practice that served the south side of Chicago. Dr. Perry is a graduate of Yale University and Rush Medical College. She trained at Michael Reese Hospital as an active member of the attending staff and served as president of the medical staff. Dr. Perry was also a community trustee for the Michael Reese Health Trust.  

Bruce Lane is appointed Senior Vice President of Finance. Lane will direct and lead the strategic planning and integration of all financial activities, health plan operations and information technology for the company. Before joining IlliniCare Health, Lane served as the CFO and VP of Finance for Covenant Health Partners / Covenant Health Systems in Lubbock, TX and held a variety of leadership roles at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). Over the course of his career, he has built highly effective teams and fostered collaborative efforts across enterprises. Through his leadership and combined strategic and tactical operational expertise, he has successfully navigated organizations through transformational change. Lane earned a Master of Science in accounting and Master of Business Administration from Governors State University.  

"IlliniCare Health exists to provide affordable access to high-quality care and deliver on our commitment to total health, which is central to our organization's mission. Dr. Perry and Lane are a perfect addition to our leadership team - helping to expand our efforts in developing partnerships that positively impact the health of our community and to deliver better health outcomes at lower costs," said Jeff Joy, President and CEO of IlliniCare Health.

About IlliniCare Health IlliniCare Health is one of the leading Medicaid health plans in Illinois, providing services under the Integrated Care Plan (seniors and persons with disabilities), the Family Health Plan (pregnant women and children) and those who are newly eligible for Medicaid under the ACA.  IlliniCare Health was one of six plans chosen to participate in the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative in the greater Chicago area, providing coordinated services for those individuals dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.  IlliniCare Health also offers plans that target low-income individuals who are seeking affordable, quality health coverage on the Illinois Marketplace. For more information, please visit

About Centene Corporation Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.  Many receive benefits provided under Medicaid, including the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as Aged, Blind or Disabled (ABD), Foster Care and Long Term Care (LTC), in addition to other state-sponsored/hybrid programs, and Medicare.  The Company operates local health plans and offers a range of health insurance solutions.  It also contracts with other healthcare and commercial organizations to provide specialty services including behavioral health management, care management software, correctional healthcare services, dental benefits management, in-home health services, life and health management, managed vision, pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy and telehealth services.

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