LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2012) — Kindred Healthcare, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Franke P. Elliott as chief managed care officer.
Prior to joining Kindred, Elliott was a senior vice president of business development for HealthSpring, Inc., a subsidiary of Cigna Corporation. He has worked in the healthcare industry, particularly in the area of managed care, for almost 20 years, having held key management positions in both the health services and insurance sectors. He has experience in strategic planning, business development and managed care contracting, including helping organizations plan and execute revenue growth initiatives.
“Franke’s experience with healthcare providers and managed care organizations is invaluable to our strategy of participating in the development of new care delivery and payment models with the goal of creating a healthcare system which is more integrated, patient-centered and outcome focused,” said Paul J. Diaz, chief executive officer of the company. “We are excited to have Franke help us build our commercial business, which is one of the pillars of our growth strategy, as we continue to expand our relationships with managed care organizations, health systems, physician groups and acute care hospitals.”
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-125 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Ky., with annual revenues of $6 billion and approximately 76,000 employees in 46 states.