A 2 minute read
Sep 9, 2020 3:51:11 PM
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare announced the appointment of Michael V. Paul as senior vice president and chief strategy officer, effective September 2020. Paul joins the healthcare system from WellCare Health Plans in Tampa, Fla., where he served most recently as chief operating officer and chief of staff for the South and Midwest division.

Paul will lead strategic planning initiatives that guide decision making along with growth and operational objectives. He will also be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities and innovative approaches aligned with MLH's vision and mission to provide high quality, cost effective care to anyone who walks through its doors. Paul will oversee Strategy, Planning and Research; Marketing, Communications and Web Strategy; and Process Improvement and Innovation.

As COO and chief of staff of WellCare's South and Midwest division, Paul led the division's financial, strategic and operational priorities that drove clinical outcomes, growth, operational efficiency and financial performance of more than $15 billion in revenue.

Paul has held a number of executive roles including vice president of strategy, development, and innovation at WellCare. Before joining WellCare, Paul served as director of corporate strategy, development and innovation at Humana.

'Michael's impressive background, tenacious focus and deep sense of urgency will serve him well as chief strategy officer. His exceptional work demonstrates a critical balance of calculated plan formulation and proven results that drive organizational growth,' said MLH President and CEO Michael Ugwueke. 'His deep experience as an innovative, strategy and growth leader will help ensure MLH's continued success in the ever-changing landscape of healthcare. '

Paul holds a bachelor's degree in business, cum laude, from Indiana University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Paul, his wife Lindsay and daughter Olivia will relocate to Memphis this fall.

Photo 1 attached: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has named Michael V. Paul as senior vice president and chief strategy officer. Paul joins the healthcare system from WellCare Health Plans in Tampa, Fla., where he served as chief operating officer and chief of staff for the South and Midwest division.

About Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) has been caring for patients and families regardless of ability to pay for more than 100 years. Guided by roots in the United Methodist Church and founded in 1918 to help meet the growing need for quality healthcare in the greater Memphis area, MLH has grown from one hospital into a comprehensive healthcare system with 13,000 Associates supporting six hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, hospice residence and physician practices serving communities across the Mid-South. From transplants and advanced heart procedures to expert neurology services and compassionate cancer care, MLH offers clinical expertise with a focus on improving every life we touch.


Not a Definitive Healthcare newsletter subscriber?


Sign up to receive our latest news and blogs right in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter

Continue Reading