Monday, April 28, 2008
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas makes executive changes
Eduardo J. Sanchez takes over as VP and Chief Medical Officer.
RICHARDSON Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has announced that former commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and the Texas Department of Health (TDH), Eduardo J. Sanchez, M.D., has been named vice president and chief medical officer of BCBSTX, effective May 30, 2008. Most recently, Sanchez served as the director of the Institute for Health Policy, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
In his new role, Dr. Sanchez, who is a graduate of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, with a master's in public health from The University of Texas Health Science Center and a master's in biomedical engineering from Duke University, will play a key part in helping BCBSTX fulfill its mission of improving the health and well-being of members and communities across the state.
"We are pleased that Dr. Sanchez has joined the Blue Cross management team," says Darren Rodgers, president, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. "Dr. Sanchez, who has been highly visible in the Texas health care community for many years, will oversee the Texas Division's medical policy and strategy as well as the company's new wellness initiative."
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