Sedgwick company veteran and care management expert Kimberly George has been named senior vice president, senior healthcare advisor.
In this new position, George will explore and work to improve Sedgwick's understanding of how healthcare reform affects its business models and product and service offerings. She will also serve as senior healthcare advisor to Stone Point Capital, one of Sedgwick's primary shareholders.
"The nexus between healthcare reform, occupational medicine, quality, and claims management is largely uncharted territory," said David North, Sedgwick's president and chief executive officer. "I can think of no one more qualified than our own Kimberly George to help us and our valued clients navigate this increasingly complex and ever-changing environment."
Over the course of her career, George has developed into a true thought leader on issues related to healthcare quality and containing the costs of risk. She became a registered nurse more than 20 years ago and since then has served in a variety of leadership roles in case management, integrated disability management, and managed care. Most recently, George was Sedgwick's managed care practice lead.
In 2011, Business Insurance magazine named George one of its Women to Watch in the insurance and risk management industry for her ground-breaking work on provider benchmarking. She is a sought-after presenter at national events covering care management and workers’ compensation and has published a number of articles on these topics in industry journals.
George's latest venture is moderating an active LinkedIn discussion group called “Transforming Healthcare for Tomorrow.” She also shares her perspective on healthcare issues and solutions, including preparing for healthcare reform, on the Sedgwick blog, Connection.
George will continue to be based in Sedgwick's office in downtown Chicago.
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