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CareSource Names New Executive for Care Management Role

DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareSource, a leading regional nonprofit health plan, has hired Jason Coons as the new Vice President for its corporate care management division, Care4U. Coons will lead the rollout of a care transformation model, Care4U, across all company markets and products.

Care4U is a dynamic, community-based, member-centric model of service delivery. The new model, designed as a population health management approach to care coordination for members, will promote health improvements for CareSource members.

An experienced leader in the health care industry, Coons has a background in leading strategic organizational change initiatives utilizing change management, strategic deployment, and analytics to turn strategy into business transformation. Previously Coons served as Network Director of Process Improvement at Kettering Health Network.

"Jason's strong background in implementing transformative improvement initiatives in a range of health care settings positions him to provide strategic leadership for Care4U," said Christina Turner, CareSource Senior Vice President, New Business Integration and Enterprise Member Care. "With Care4U, CareSource continues to lead health care in an innovative direction. We're transforming our care model to meet the needs and improve the overall health of our members."

Launched in January of this year, the Care4U model provides CareSource members with access to a full-continuum of services with community-based, regional care coordination teams, positioned to enable members to access services that meet their individual needs.

Coons has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Health Administration from Ohio University.

About CareSource

CareSource is a nonprofit health plan nationally recognized for leading the managed care industry in providing member-centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource is one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today CareSource offers a lifetime of health coverage to more than 1.5 million members across four states including offerings on the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans.

Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource has a workforce of 2,900 employees located across the region. CareSource is living its mission to make a lasting difference in its members' lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.

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CONTACT: Fran Robinson Manager, Media Relations Francine.Robinson@caresource.com 937-531-2374Source: CareSource