BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corizon Health Chief Executive Officer Karey Witty has tapped Jim Donovan for the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Donovan, an accomplished health industry leader, has been the architect of growth in many prior ventures serving the Medicaid, Medicare and commercial lines of business. In addition, his recent correctional healthcare experience as Corizon Health’s Executive Vice President of Strategy and Product Development, a role tailored for Donovan by Witty soon after taking the helm as Corizon Health’s CEO, make him an exceptional fit for this role.
His career has encompassed numerous leadership roles in some of the nation’s largest healthcare companies including Kaiser Permanente, Amerigroup (Anthem), Centene, and UnitedHealthcare, where he served in a variety of executive capacities including operations, business development, human resources, public relations, and CEO of a 340,000 member health plan.
“Jim and I have been working together since 2004 and the trust we have established ensures he will provide the guidance and support necessary for Corizon Health to reach its full potential as a valuable partner to state and local governments in meeting their Constitutional mandate to provide quality healthcare to those who are incarcerated,” Witty said.
Donovan, he continued, “brings the perfect mix of executive leadership and rich healthcare product experience that aligns with our vision of the inevitable evolution of justice-involved patient care transitioning into mainstream healthcare.”
Donovan will be based in Corizon Health’s executive offices in Brentwood.
About Corizon Health
Corizon Health, a member of the Valitas Health Services corporate family, provides quality healthcare services to states and municipalities across the country offering the only comprehensive solution for physical care, behavioral care and pharmaceutical services. With its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn. Corizon Health is the leading provider of correctional healthcare services in the United States. For more information, please visit www.corizonhealth.com.