Prior to heading BCBSMA, Mr. Killingsworth was president and CEO of the Health Alliance Plan (HAP) in Detroit, one of Michigan's largest managed care companies. Under his leadership, HAP provided value to its more than 500,000 members by fostering patient-centered relationships among healthcare delivery systems, practitioners, and health plans. In addition to his HAP leadership, Mr. Killingsworth served as the senior vice president of Insurance and Managed Care for the Henry Ford Health System. Prior to joining HAP, he served as president of Kaiser Permanente's Central East Division, which includes the Mid-Atlantic states and Ohio. In each position, Mr. Killingsworth developed overarching performance strategies to achieve significant improvements and identified growth opportunities.
Mr. Killingsworth earlier served as senior vice president of healthcare operations for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rochester, N.Y., where he oversaw medical affairs, utilization analysis, network development, and provider contracting for the healthcare operations group. While with Blue Cross, he was also president of the Genesee Valley Group Health Association. Additionally, he has served as the executive director of health information and data services with the American Hospital Association and gained hands-on hospital administration experience as associate administrator of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.
He is currently a faculty member of the Harvard School of Public Health and serves on the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows. Mr. Killingsworth served as a lecturer at the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester Medical Center and as an adjunct professor in health services administration at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
He participates in a variety of industry conferences and has emerged as an articulate voice for healthcare reform, particularly concerning more efficient management practices, information technology in healthcare, and the need to improve the quality and safety of medical care. In 2002, Northwood University honored Mr. Killingsworth as one of America's "Outstanding Business Leaders." In 2003, he received an honorary doctorate (doctor of laws, honoris causa) from Northwood.
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