Oregon’s Health Co-op Announces Interim CEO

PORTLAND, OR – Oregon’s Health CO-OP announced today the appointment of Phil Jackson as Interim CEO. His appointment is effective June 19, 2015.

“He is well known and respected across the state, has deep knowledge and experience in health plan affairs, and is especially well-versed in provider relations, contracting, and network development. He’s the right person for the job, to lead the CO-OP through this transition.” said Deborah Tompkins, chair of the CO-OP Board of Directors.

Jackson served more than 29 years with Providence Health and Services along the West Coast (including Oregon), most recently as Chief Integration and Transformation Officer in California. Deborah Tompkins, chair of the CO-OP Board of Directors said, “As someone extremely familiar with the health care environment in Oregon, Phil will be a great fit for the CO-OP.” He will replace Dr. Ralph Prows, who announced his departure from the CO-OP in a move to return to his roots in New Orleans, LA as President of the Ochsner Health Network. Dr. Prows leaves his position as President and CEO of the CO-OP on June 19, 2015.

“I am thrilled about the opportunity to once-again participate in Oregon’s vibrant healthcare community,” said Jackson. “The CO-OP is a leader in member-driven healthcare and it’s exciting to be part of such a dynamic, game-changing team.”

Oregon’s Health CO-OP Board of Directors has begun the process to identify Dr. Prows’ replacement.

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About Oregon’s Health CO-OP

Oregon’s Health CO-OP began enrolling members in October 2013. The goal for 2015 is to serve 20,000 members across the state. The CO-OP is recognized as an innovative leader in healthcare, providing a member-oriented structure, innovated health plans and a mission to reform health care and improve health. For more information, visit www.ohcoop.org.

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