UnitedHealth Group Announces Executive Leadership of Military & Veterans Health Services Division
Rear Admiral Donald Gintzig, Appointed Chief Executive Officer
Lori McDougal Appointed Chief Operating Officer
Aligning Innovative Company Services to Enhance Quality of Care, Medical Outcomes and Cost Efficiency for Nation’s Military Personnel and Veterans
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) today announced the executive leadership for the Company’s new division, Military & Veterans Health Services. Donald Gintzig, Rear Admiral, United States Navy, Reserve Component, has been appointed chief executive officer of the division. Lori McDougal has been appointed chief operating officer of the division.
Stephen Hemsley, president and chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group, said, Members of the military and their families, who are putting themselves on the line for our country, and the veterans who have served this nation have a health care system that delivers quality care and is committed to continuous improvement. The two seasoned executives appointed today to lead our new business division will work to identify opportunities for the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to leverage UnitedHealth’s broad experience in the public sector to help make health care work better.
Rear Admiral Gintzig said, It is an honor and privilege to join an organization with the breadth of service, clinical insight and advanced technology to complement and positively impact the care delivered to our military, their dependents and our veterans.
Rear Admiral Gintzig will work in partnership with UnitedHealth’s Public and Social Markets group leaders and directly with executives across the enterprise. Rear Admiral Gintzig currently serves as Deputy Commander for the United States Navy Medicine East in Portsmouth, VA, which includes a tertiary teaching medical center, 13 hospitals, and over 25 clinics in the eastern half of the U.S. and Europe. He also has served as Associate Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, in Washington D.C. As a civilian, Gintzig has over 25 years of senior health care executive leadership experience in hospitals and health systems. He most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Middle Tennessee Medical Center and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Saint Thomas Health Services.
An executive with the Company since 1983, Ms. McDougal has held positions of increasing responsibility with broad operational experience both domestically and internationally. Ms. McDougal also served for ten years as UnitedHealth’s Program Director for a U.S. Department of Defense contract to provide consulting and analysis for the military health care system. Ms. McDougal has been instrumental in establishing the business development process and setting the stage for future growth opportunities for this new division.
UnitedHealth Group’s Military & Veterans Health Services will focus the Company’s vast experience, resources and innovative technology on working with the current military systems to:
* Complement and improve the quality of health care and medical outcomes for the nation’s military personnel and veterans; and
* Help reduce administrative costs to enhance the long-term success of the health care programs on which these men and women depend.
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