PRLog - April 30, 2012 - TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa, Florida (May 1, 2012) — WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) today announced that Wendy A. Morriarty has been appointed state president of ‘Ohana Health Plan (‘Ohana), a health plan offered by WellCare Health Insurance of Arizona, Inc. Ms. Morriarty joined WellCare in 2005 and has played a key leadership role in Hawai’i since 2009. She has been serving as ‘Ohana’s acting state president since February 2012.
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“Wendy has dedicated the past three years to understanding and meeting the needs of our ‘Ohana members,” said Chrissie Cooper, president of WellCare’s Florida and Hawai’i Division. “We are confident that her extensive experience, demonstrated leadership abilities and clinical background will continue to enhance the health and lives of our members in Hawai’i.”
Ms. Morriarty joined WellCare in 2005 as a manager of market expansion. She was promoted to director of health services in November 2007 and began her work on ‘Ohana contract and implementation initiatives. She accepted the position of market director for ‘Ohana in 2009 and relocated to the Big Island of Hawai’i. In this role, she was directly responsible for overseeing health services implementation and member transition initiatives during the plan’s launch. In 2010, she moved to Oahu, after being promoted to vice president of field and clinical services for ‘Ohana, and in February 2012, she was tasked with the responsibility of leading all ‘Ohana operations and teams.
Ms. Morriarty has a strong background in clinical care with a focus on behavioral health. Prior to joining WellCare, she worked for both a community mental health center and an inpatient residential treatment center. In both positions, she was responsible for leading clinical staff and ensuring the integrity of the organizations’
“The passion and drive of the ‘Ohana team to make a positive impact on our members is truly remarkable, and it is an honor to be chosen to lead this tremendous group of professionals,”
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company served approximately 2.6 million members nationwide as of December 31, 2011. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com.
About ‘Ohana Health Plan
‘Ohana is a health plan offered by WellCare Health Insurance of Arizona, Inc. WellCare is a leading provider of managed care services dedicated to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. WellCare operates a variety of health plans for families, children, the aged, blind or disabled as well as prescription drug plans. ‘Ohana has been able to take the national experience and develop an ‘Ohana care model that addresses local members’ health care and health coordination needs. For more information about ‘Ohana, please visit the company's website at www.ohanahealthplan.com.