Two AmeriHealth New Jersey Executives appointed to NJ Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy

Cranbury, NJ, February 8, 2017 — AmeriHealth New Jersey Senior Vice President of Provider Contracting and Network Operations Ken Kobylowski and Senior Medical Director Frank L. Urbano, MD, MBA, FACP have been nominated to participate in the first cohort of the New Jersey Healthcare Executive Leadership Academy (NJHELA). Capped at 30 members, the exclusive invitation is extended to those who’ve demonstrated qualities to ensure the betterment of the health care delivery system in New Jersey. 

Developed by the New Jersey Association of Health Plans, the Medical Society of New Jersey and the New Jersey Hospital Association, NJHELA is designed to enhance cross disciplinary, collaborative leadership among three health care sectors in order to effectively address pressing issues facing the industry. The first class will focus on improving end-of-life care, which is a significant area of opportunity in the state.

Both Kobylowski and Dr. Urbano bring vast industry knowledge to the NJHELA. Prior to joining AmeriHealth New Jersey in 2015, Kobylowski served as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, playing a critical leadership role during the historic implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Throughout his career, Dr. Urbano has been dedicated to improving care coordination. He is currently a Fellow in the 2016-2017 AHIP Executive Leadership Program for Medical Directors, a national leadership forum to help shape the future of health care.  

“NJHELA is a noble effort, and I’m honored to be a part of it,” remarked Dr. Urbano. Kobylowski echoed that sentiment, noting, “Collaboration is key if we want to impact meaningful change that will transform the health care delivery system.”

Each co-sponsor elected ten executives to participate in the joint initiative to build stronger leadership among physicians and hospitals, post-acute providers and health plans.

The six-month program will commence this month and continue through June.

About AmeriHealth New Jersey

AmeriHealth New Jersey* is dedicated to enabling the people of New Jersey to improve their health and well-being while providing them access to affordable, quality care. Exclusively focused on the state of New Jersey, we offer one of the largest provider networks in the state, as well as access to hospitals and doctors across the nation. Our members also have access to our innovative Commit2Wellness programs. Whether you are an individual, a small- or mid-sized business, a municipality, self-funded group, or board of education, we can provide you with a health insurance plan that best meets your needs. Named one of the Best Places to Work for the past five years, AmeriHealth New Jersey is located in Cranbury, NJ. For more information visit amerihealthnj.com.

* AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey | AmeriHealth HMO, Inc.

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