WellCare Health Plans has named Naim Munir as senior medical director for its Kentucky operations.
Munir will oversee the plan's medical strategy and clinical direction of medical services and quality improvement affecting Kentucky's Medicaid and Medicare members.
Prior to joining WellCare, Munir served as a healthcare consultant for a Fortune 250 company. He has served as chief medical officer for Henry Ford Health System's provider-owned health plan in Michigan and chief medical officer for Principal Financial Group's health insurance division in Des Moines, Iowa.
"Dr. Munir is an accomplished healthcare executive with broad experience in providing quality, cost-effective healthcare solutions that help deliver better health outcomes for the members we serve," said Bill Jones, WellCare's state president in Kentucky. "His leadership and background in government-sponsored healthcare will be instrumental in ensuring our members receive the integrated, holistic care they need to live better, healthier lives."
Munir commented: "I am excited to join the WellCare team in Kentucky. My priority will be to build upon WellCare's culture of service and make meaningful differences in the health and quality of life of our members."
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