Denver Health Medical Plan Names Greg McCarthy as Chief Executive Officer

Denver, CO,May 30, 2017(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Denver Health and Hospital Authority has selected Greg McCarthy as chief executive officer to lead Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP). Established in 1997, DHMP is a local, nonprofit organization that provides health insurance to approximately 28,000 members as well as administers benefits for an 87,000 member Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO).

“Greg McCarthy has solid experience in all aspects of health plan operations and demonstrated accomplishments as a senior leader,” said Peg Burnette, Chief Financial Officer at Denver Health. “We are confident in his ability to move the DHMP business forward, supporting growth and financial viability, while remaining focused on the Denver Health mission to provide high quality health care for all.”

Before joining Denver Health, McCarthy spent 13 years at Martin’s Point Health Care in Portland, Maine, most recently as Senior Vice President of Health Plan Operations. During his tenure there, he had profit and loss responsibility for a 42,000 member Uniformed Services Family Health Plan. Previous roles at Martin’s Point included responsibilities for sales, enrollment, member services, provider inquiry, claims processing and managed care software applications. McCarthy also served as Vice President of Operations for Community Health Options, based in Lewiston, Maine.

“This is an important time at Denver Health Medical Plan in terms of growing the organization to the next level while navigating the changes taking place in health care today,” said McCarthy. “Our focus in the months ahead will be to improve operations, supporting stability and growth, while continuing to align the health plans with the larger Denver Health system to enhance our ability to care for our members.”

McCarthy earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Management from the University of Maine and his master’s degree from DePaul University’s Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

About Denver Health Medical Plan, Inc.

Denver Health Medical Plan, Inc. (DHMP) is a nonprofit health plan created in 1997 to provide quality, accessible and affordable health care services in the Denver area. In partnership with the DHMP provider network, Denver Health Medical Plan seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of its members by promoting wellness and disease prevention, providing access to culturally diverse, comprehensive health services and enabling members to play an active role in their health care. Denver Health Medical Plan provides health insurance coverage to employees of the City and County of Denver, Denver Public Schools, Denver Police and Denver Health and Hospital Authority. Denver Health Medical Plan also offers a Medicare Advantage plan for Denver residents, Child Health Plan Plus by DHMP and Elevate Health Plans for individuals and families through Connect for Health Colorado. In addition, Denver Health Medical Plan administers benefits for an 87,000 member Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO). Denver Health Medical Plan is part of the larger Denver Health and Hospital Authority system, which integrates acute and emergency care with public and community health. For more information, please visit:


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