WellCare Health Plans Inc. has named Michael Radu to the new position of senior vice president of clinical operations and business development, announced from Tampa headquarters Tuesday, heralding a new structure combining clinical services, pharmacy and business development.
Radu, who served most recently as CEO for Health Essentials, has over 25 years of executive experience in the managed care industry, including stints with Medicaid and Medicare as well as private companies.
“Mike has deep experience and a successful track record in leading clinical organizations and driving business development, which are critical components of WellCare's strategy for growth and operational excellence," WellCare CEO Ken Burdick said. "This new leadership structure is designed to shore up our continuous efforts to best serve our members' needs and adds additional bench strength to our executive team."
With a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA, Radu earned his MBA in finance from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He will be responsible for delivering operational excellence in support of effective and efficient coordination of care to meet member needs, as well as helping to drive WellCare's strategic growth efforts.
WellCare Health Plans Inc. provides 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, serving approximately 3.8 million members nationwide.
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