Health Republic Insurance Hires Lauretta Young, MD as Chief Medical Officer

Health Republic Insurance, a non-profit health insurance provider, announced today that Lauretta Young, MD has joined the company as chief medical officer. In this role, Young will lead the company's medical group in identifying and defining new and innovates strategies in delivering access to health care for the company's plan members.
 "We are honored to have Dr. Young join our team," said Health Republic president and CEO Dawn Bonder. "Her remarkable background in the medical industry and passion for providing transformative health care will be a true asset to our plan members."
"I joined the Health Republic team because I wanted to influence the delivery of health care in a way that would be noticeable to the people delivering and receiving it," said Health Republic chief medical officer Lauretta Young, MD. "I like that Health Republic is truly different than most insurers in that all of their dollars go to caring for members. We also offer more alternative care than other companies, which allows us to provide some innovative care options for issues such as mental disorders and obesity. Our goal is to provide a more expansive range of tools for people to be healthier."
In addition to her role at Health Republic, Young currently serves as medical director for the OHSU School of Medicine student resiliency program, which includes interventional and research components. She also currently teaches leadership, regulatory, legal and ethics issues to future health care leaders OSHU healthcare MBA program.
Previously Young served 25 years in Kaiser Permanente's Psychiatry Department where she held various clinical and administrative roles including physician hiring director, residency training director, head of consult service, quality management director, and ultimately chief of the department overseeing 250 clinicians. She also recently taught in the Community Health program at Portland State University.
Outside of the office, Young enjoys taking care of her many cats, operating and participating in her bird watching business, knitting items for friends and family, and spending time with her husband and three sons.
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