Neighborhood Health Plan CMO Named President of Massachusetts Health Council
Paul Mendis Nominated for Prestigious Leadership Role
BOSTON, July 19, 2011 -- Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) Chief Medical Officer Paul Mendis was recently selected as Massachusetts Health Council President. His two-year term as president began June 14.
"We are extremely proud of Dr. Mendis and his appointment as president of the Massachusetts Health Council," said Deborah Enos, president and CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan. "This distinction demonstrates how well respected Paul is for his knowledge and commitment to improving health care in the state."
A senior health care executive with over 25 years experience in Medicaid, Medicare and commercial managed care, Dr. Mendis has experience working with community health centers and vulnerable populations, strengthening his role on various boards, including the Aligning Forces for Quality Steering Committee, the Massachusetts Health Disparities Council, and the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute.
"Through his collaboration with community health centers, policy boards, and his work at Neighborhood Health Plan, Dr. Mendis has proven himself well qualified for the position," says Massachusetts Health Council Executive Director, Susan Servais. "With his background and experience, he will contribute significantly to the great work the Council does to improve and protect the health of the residents of the Commonwealth."
Dr. Mendis's dedication to eliminating health disparities distinguishes him as an influential and effective leader. In his role as CMO, Dr. Mendis helped revamp NHP's case management program to reflect state-of-the-industry preventive health, care management and disease management. Additionally, his guidance has been integral in helping NHP to be awarded the "Excellence" accreditation rating by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and recognized as one of the top Medicaid MCOs in the country.
Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP) is a licensed, not-for-profit Managed Care Organization (MCO) founded in 1986 by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers and the Greater Boston Forum for Health Action. Working in partnership with community health centers and other community-responsive providers, NHP offers our members access to care from over 2,800 primary care physicians and over 10,400 specialists in over 300 primary care locations throughout Massachusetts.
About Massachusetts Health Council
Massachusetts Health Council is a non-profit, non-partisan statewide organization of more than 150 governmental and voluntary agencies,consumer and advocacy groups, professional societies, and private corporations committed to improving and protecting the health of the residents of the Commonwealth.
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