McLaren Health Care Names New CEO of Indiana-based HMO, MDwise


GRAND BLANC, MI – McLaren Health Care today announced that it has selected Bruce Hayes as the new President & CEO of Indiana-based HMO, MDwise. Hayes replaces Jim Parker, who accepted the position of Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Health Reform at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year. 
MDwise, which was acquired by McLaren in January 2018, covers more than 300,000 Hoosier Medicaid members.  Hayes brings more than 20 years of for-profit and non-profit health plan management experience. He will assume the role immediately and report to Kathy Kendall, President and CEO of McLaren’s health insurance subsidiary, McLaren Integrated HMO Group.    
A Connersville, Indiana, native, Hayes joined MDwise as chief financial officer in 2018.  Prior to that, Bruce served as the vice president of integration management/value capture for Anthem where he was the lead financial officer for a $50 billion healthcare merger. Previous roles with Anthem included chief financial officer for National Accounts/Exchanges serving several million customers across 14 states; Vice President Financial Planning & Analysis leading the financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, and financial analysis across all of Anthem’s operations; and chief financial officer of Operations, Technology, and Government Services.
Hayes earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and risk management from Ball State University. He is a certified public accountant (CPA).
About McLaren Health Care
McLaren Health Care, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, is a fully integrated health network committed to quality, evidence-based patient care and cost efficiency. The McLaren system includes 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, a 490-member employed primary and specialty care physician network, commercial and Medicaid HMOs covering more than 600,000 lives in Michigan and Indiana, home health, infusion and hospice providers, pharmacy services, a clinical laboratory network and a wholly owned medical malpractice insurance company. McLaren operates Michigan’s largest network of cancer centers and providers, anchored by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S.  McLaren has 26,000 employees and more than 85,200 network providers throughout Michigan and Indiana. Its operations are housed in more than 350 inpatient and ambulatory facilities.

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About MDwise

MDwise is a provider-sponsored nonprofit health maintenance organization offering health care benefits to more than 407,000 Medicaid and Medicare members. Since 1994 MDwise has provided access to compassionate, high-quality, coordinated health care and education to Medicaid members in communities throughout Indiana. Ninety-seven percent of MDwise members surveyed would recommend MDwise to family and friends.