MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medica today announced that Nichole White, RPh, M.B.A., has joined the organization as Vice President of Pharmacy Services. Her first day will be June 13.
White will be a member of the Health Management leadership team. She will play an important role in ongoing efforts to integrate Medica’s pharmacy, medical and mental health programs, with the aim of providing effective managed care programs and services for all Medica members.
“The decision to create a new officer-level position to lead Pharmacy Services reflects the increasing importance of pharmacy to the consumer experience and to controlling health care costs,” said David Tilford, Medica’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Most recently, White was Vice President and General Manager, Health Plan Division at Express Scripts. Express Scripts is one of the three largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) in the country. Prior to her time at Express Scripts White worked in the medication therapy management practice at Fairview Pharmacy Services.
Medica (www.medica.com) is a health services company headquartered in Minneapolis and active in the Upper Midwest. With approximately 1.7 million members, the non-profit company provides health care coverage in the employer, individual, Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Part D markets in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Medica also offers national network coverage to employers who have employees outside the Medica regional network.
Medica’s vision is to become the community’s health plan of choice, trusted for its integrity, respected for its service, and admired for its commitment to innovation and efficiency. Medica partners with the communities it serves in many ways, including the Medica Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable grant-making foundation. The Medica Foundation, which provided $1.5 million in grants in 2015, generally seeks to fund community-based programs and initiatives that can provide sustainable, measurable improvements in the availability, access and quality of healthcare.
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