BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corizon Health Chief Executive Officer Karey Witty today announced Scot Ward as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.
In the newly created position, Ward will oversee the correctional healthcare provider’s IT, Analytics, Utilization Management, and Contracting departments. Most recently, Ward served as an Executive Advisor with Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company after leaving Nashville-based naviHealth, where he was Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence and Interim Chief Information Officer.
Ward has more than 20 years’ experience as a healthcare leader, specializing in technology and analytics, including medical analytics, health informatics, predictive modeling, Medicare, and Medicaid. He has spent the majority of his career designing and leveraging business intelligence solutions to help healthcare companies improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Earlier in his career, Ward served as Corizon Health’s Vice President of Business Support and Analysis and led the company’s Provider Network and Claims Processing and Payment Departments.
“We at Corizon Health are very fortunate to have Scot return and this time as a member of our leadership team,” Witty said. “He already has been an important advisor to me in the process improvement efforts I have initiated over the past year.
“As our Chief Administrator Officer, Scot will play a hands-on role in implementing the advancements we’ve identified to increase value to our clients while achieving positive patient outcomes,” Witty said.
At naviHealth, Ward served as Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence and Interim Chief Information Officer. He also has held leadership roles at Centene Corporation, Accordant Health Services, and Independent Health.
“I’m honored to once again be a part of Corizon Health,” Ward said. “I look forward to lending my experience and passion for healthcare to the team that is leading this company in maintaining and growing its position as industry leader.”
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 a 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.