Jeffrey C. Ingrum Named Scott & White Health Plan Chief Executive Officer

Baylor Scott & White Health has named Jeffrey C. Ingrum as chief executive officer of the Scott & White Health Plan, Texas' highest rated HMO* as well as a PPO and short-term health plan provider. Ingrum is a highly experienced health plan executive, most recently serving as CEO of Carle Foundation's Health Alliance Medical Plans, based in Illinois. He is set to take over as CEO of the Health Plan on April 25, 2016.

"In my role at Health Alliance, I followed and admired the Scott & White Health Plan — its people, its reputation and its integrated delivery network," says Ingrum. "So I am very excited to be part of a nationally-recognized organization that is so focused on patients and membership."

The Scott & White Health Plan currently covers nearly 300,000 Texans, offering a wide network of physicians, dentists, other providers, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies throughout the state. As CEO of the Health Plan, Ingrum will be responsible for working with individuals, employers and providers to manage the health and wellness of Texas communities. As a key part of Baylor Scott & White, his focus for the Health Plan will be ongoing improvements to quality and service, as health care continues to move away from fee-for-service reimbursement towards outcomes-based reimbursement.

During his tenure at Health Alliance, Ingrum was responsible for maintaining and expanding the plan to become a preeminent provider-sponsored health plan. In partnership with employers, providers and payers, he created a system to manage the health and wellness of its communities. He facilitated provider partner movement from fee-for-service reimbursement to outcomes-based reimbursement, while also developing new products and maintaining a robust workplace culture.

"Jeff has a strong history of effectively managing and growing health plans to benefit both members and the community," says Joel Allison, president and CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health. "His background in health plan and health care finance and his record of excellence make him a great fit for our organization and for improving the health of those we serve across this great state."

Ingrum holds a master's degree in health services administration from College of St. Francis and a bachelor's degree in business and accounting from Eastern Illinois University. He will be based in Temple, Texas.

*Based on NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2014-2015


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About Baylor Scott & White Health
As the largest not-for-profit health system in the state of Texas, Baylor Scott & White promotes the health and well-being of every individual, family and community it serves. It is committed to making quality care more accessible, convenient and affordable through its integrated delivery network, which includes the Baylor Scott & White Health Plan, Baylor Scott & White Research Institute, the Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance and its leading digital health platform – MyBSWHealth. Through 51 hospitals and more than 1,100 access points, including flagship academic medical centers in Dallas, Fort Worth and Temple, the system offers the full continuum of care, from primary to award-winning specialty care. Founded as a Christian ministry of healing more than a century ago, Baylor Scott & White today serves more than three million Texans. For more information, visit: BSWHealth.com