Kindred Healthcare Appoints Franke P. Elliott as Chief Managed Care Officer
Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) today announced the appointment of Franke P. Elliott as Chief Managed Care Officer.
Prior to joining Kindred, Mr. Elliott was a Senior Vice President of Business Development for HealthSpring, Inc., a subsidiary of Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI), one of the country's leading health plans focused on delivering care to the senior population through innovative physician partnerships, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid products, where he focused on new market expansion, strategic partnerships and the company's Medicaid and the Dual Eligible initiatives. Mr. Elliott has worked in the healthcare industry, particularly in the area of managed care, for almost 20 years, having held key management positions in both the health services and insurance sectors. He has considerable experience in strategic planning, business development and managed care contracting, including helping organizations plan and execute revenue growth initiatives. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Elliott worked for HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) and for the last three years at HCA, Mr. Elliott was Regional Vice President, Managed Care, where he was responsible for all aspects of the business relationship with insurance companies and health plans for the company's hospitals in 10 markets throughout the United States.
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