ATLANTA and TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of Georgia, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced today that it has promoted Marla Purvis to chief operating officer (COO). Purvis previously served as market vice president. She reports to Gregg MacDonald, senior vice president, division president, WellCare.
In her new role, Purvis provides leadership and oversight to WellCare of Georgia's quality improvement, network management, provider operations, encounters and behavioral health operations.
Purvis has dedicated more than 12 years of her career to WellCare. She has been a market director managing operations for over 100,000 Medicaid and Medicare members in southern and eastern Georgia. Most recently, Purvis lead Georgia's network management, market operations, Medicaid marketing, case management, quality improvement and behavioral health operations.
"With more than 26 years of health care experience, Marla is a respected and valued member of WellCare's leadership team in Georgia," said MacDonald. "Her strong record of achieving operational results, in combination with her commitment to WellCare, builds on the strong foundation established since we began serving Georgia members in 2006."
"I am honored to take on this new role and look forward to partnering with our talented team of associates who share a dedication to member service and quality excellence," said Purvis.
As of Sept. 30, 2016, WellCare serves approximately 578,000 Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® plan members, 39,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 23,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Georgia. To learn more about how we care for Georgians watch Gloria's story at http://youtu.be/qyn-nywze04.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The company serves approximately 3.8 million members nationwide as of Sept. 30, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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