Conifer Health Appoints Chief Nursing Officer
Bridget McKenzie to Advance Medical Management Strategy for Value-Based Care Business
Frisco, Texas – Sept. 13, 2016 – Conifer Health Solutions today announced the appointment of Bridget McKenzie, RN, MSN, as chief nursing officer and vice president of Medical Management. McKenzie brings nearly 30 years of clinical and healthcare business experience to the company’s Value-Based Care (VBC) business.
In this newly created role, McKenzie is the chief advocate for the rapid development of technology driven medical management solutions, such as ConiferCore® Outcomes Optimization. She also will lead Conifer Health’s team of nurses who deliver holistic, total-person support on behalf of self-insured employers and unions looking to reduce costs and improve the health outcomes of their members.
“We are pleased to welcome Bridget to the VBC team. Her proven leadership skills combined with her clinician’s background will further our mission to offer transformational care coordination and population health management programs that work for the employer and the member,” said Megan North, president of Value-Based Care for Conifer Health. “Bridget’s expertise will empower self-insured employers to rethink member care and management, even as they contend with the new realities of fee-for-value care delivery models.”
McKenzie brings extensive experience with hospital systems, healthcare insurers and community health centers. She comes to Conifer Health from a leading healthcare information technology company, where she led a team responsible for creating best practices for data and governance in the design and implementation of clinically integrated networks. Her work was instrumental to helping clients achieve accountable care organization (ACO) status. McKenzie earned a bachelor’s in nursing and a master’s in community health nursing at Boston College.