OMAHA, Neb. and TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of Nebraska, Inc., a WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) company, announced it has named Robert B. Rhodes, M.D., chief medical officer. In this role, Dr. Rhodes oversees the plan's medical strategy and the clinical direction of medical services and quality improvements to help ensure the best possible health outcomes for Heritage Health members enrolled with WellCare of Nebraska.
"Dr. Rhodes is an accomplished healthcare executive and a physician leader with broad experience in serving vulnerable populations in Nebraska," said Tim Meyers, president of WellCare of Nebraska. "He has significant experience building strong quality teams that create a collaborative atmosphere with providers and partners, which helps create better health for our members and their communities."
"I look forward to making a meaningful difference in the health and quality of life of our members in Nebraska and helping to continue the strong partnerships WellCare has with the state, our providers
Dr. Rhodes is a board-certified family physician with extensive experience in serving vulnerable populations. In 2003, he founded Clinic with a Heart that provides healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured in Nebraska. He is also the founder of InjuReplay, which educates athletes and fans about sports injuries and recovery.
He received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota and his medical degree from the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Rhodes completed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He is past president of the Nebraska Medical Association and a member of its board of directors.
As of June 30, 2019, WellCare of Nebraska serves approximately 83,000 Medicaid members in Nebraska. For more information about Heritage Health, visit www.neheritagehealth.com.
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. The company served approximately 6.3 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2019. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com.
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