TAMPA, Fla., April 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced today it has appointed Darren Ghanayem as senior vice president, chief information officer (CIO) effective April 18. As the company's top technology leader, Ghanayem will be responsible for further advancing WellCare's technology capabilities to support the company's focus on growth and innovation opportunities. Ghanayem will report to WellCare's CEO Ken Burdick and will serve as a member of the executive leadership team.
"Our IT capabilities continue to play a critical role in the success of our business," said Burdick. "Darren is a respected industry leader, and I expect his expertise will expand our technology capabilities to help us drive business results and better serve our provider partners and members."
Prior to joining WellCare, Ghanayem spent more than 15 years with Anthem, formerly WellPoint, Inc., where he provided leadership for a broad variety of technology initiatives. Most recently, he served as vice president of business transformation, where he delivered innovative solutions to improve health care for members and providers. Notably, in 2013, Ghanayem was recognized as a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader.
"WellCare has built a strong IT foundation, and I look forward to working with the team to bring more innovation and new approaches to grow our IT capabilities," said Ghanayem.
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 3.8 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2015. 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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