Longtime Cambia Well being Options CEO Mark Ganz plans to retire on the finish of the 12 months, it was introduced this week.
Jared Quick, at the moment president and chief working officer, will assume the position of CEO efficient Jan. 1.
“Main Cambia during the last 18 years has been each the best honor and problem of my life,” Ganz mentioned in an announcement. “From day one, we got down to construct an inclusive and empathetic well being system that respects and serves people and households in all their uniqueness and variety. This required every of our practically 5,000 staff to behave with braveness and hope whereas innovating past the consolation zone of the established order. It reveals within the methods we serve folks and our communities every day.”
Ganz is leaving the Portland, Oregon-based well being plan firm after 18 years throughout which he guided the corporate to broaden into what it known as a “complete well being options firm.”
Throughout Ganz’s tenure, Cambia’s well being plans grew to cowl 3.2 million members and expanded its attain into different areas of enterprise, launching Echo Heath Ventures, a strategic collaboration between Cambia and Mosaic Well being Options to put money into healthcare options. Most lately, the firm launched Journi, a digital well being platform geared toward serving to staff take full benefit of employer advantages.
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Ganz, notably, additionally centered on altering the nationwide dialog round palliative care.
Quick, 43, joined Cambia in 1999. He left to grow to be chief advertising officer at BlueCross BlueShield of Montana earlier than returning to Cambia as market president for Regence BCBS of Oregon.
Quick was promoted to COO in 2015 and president and COO in October 2019.
“I am deeply grateful for Mark’s servant management, supportive mentorship and devoted friendship through the years,” Quick mentioned. “We’ll construct on the values-centered basis he created as we transfer ahead as an organization—imagining, innovating and centered on the wants of the folks and households we serve, now and into the long run.”