Today CareSource President and Chief Executive Officer Pamela Morris announced she will retire from her role effective May 2018.
Pamela Morris has served as the President and CEO of CareSource since its inception 28 years ago. A social entrepreneur, Morris pioneered Ohio’s first mandatory Medicaid managed care program and built Dayton Area Health Plan. Under her leadership, CareSource has grown to become one of the nation’s largest Medicaid Managed Care plans, serving more than 1.8 million members in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia and West Virginia.
As President and CEO of CareSource, Morris has been recognized for her leadership and commitment to improving the health and well-being of the members CareSource serves. She was named the 2007 National Entrepreneur of the Year, Healthcare Services by Ernst & Young. She has also won several local awards, including the 2014 Maureen Patterson Regional Leader Award from the Dayton Development Coalition. She was recently elected to the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Board of Directors.
“CareSource has been much more than a job for me, it has been my life’s passion. Even in those early days through today, I have never lost sight of what I set out to do when I came to Dayton and we started the Dayton Area Health Plan,” Morris said. “I’m proud that CareSource has been able to make a lasting difference in our members’ lives. Through all the changes to health care industry, we’ve never lost sight of our mission.”
“Pam is an exceptional leader and a true visionary in the health insurance industry,” said Kevin Brown, Chairperson, CSMG Board. “What she has helped build at CareSource is nothing short of extraordinary. Her passion for our employees, our members and for the communities we serve is unmatched.”
The CareSource Management Group Board of Directors will conduct a national search for her successor. Morris will be active in the search process and will ensure the next CEO has the same passion for serving CareSource members that she has had during her tenure. Morris will continue to lead CareSource until her retirement in May 2018. She will also have a role to assist with the transition.
“The sky is the limit for CareSource. The growth we have seen in the past several years has taken CareSource to a new level,” Morris added. “I’m proud of what we have accomplished—the jobs we have created, the members we have served and the lives we have changed. It is now time for the next chapter for CareSource.”
CareSource is a nonprofit nationally recognized as an industry leader in providing member- centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource administers one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today, CareSource offers individuals and families comprehensive health and life services including Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans.
Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource serves more than 1.8 million members in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Georgia. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.
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