Integrated Health Network names new CEO

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Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin, a Brookfield-based network of independent health systems, hospitals and physicians, has named managed care and provider relations executive Kurt Janavitz as chief executive officer.

Integrated Health Network current members are Agnesian HealthCare, Columbia St. Mary’s, Froedtert Health, Hospital Sisters Health System, the Medical College of Wisconsin, Ministry Health Care, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare and many independent physician partners.

Janavitz, who assumed his role this week, succeeds Peter Pruessing, who was IHN’s CEO since its inception in 2005. Pruessing will continue in a transitional role until retiring from IHN later this year.

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Janavitz most recently served as senior vice president of payer contracting and relations for Florida-based 21st Century Oncology, the largest provider of radiation oncology services in the United States. He also previously was vice president of provider management at Assurant Health and vice president of network management for UnitedHealth Group.

His health care career also includes leadership roles with Truven Health Analytics (formerly known as The Sachs Group), Navigant Consulting (formerly known as Tiber Group), Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group and Ernst & Young.

“Kurt’s high-level health care leadership background effectively positions him to build on the strength that Integrated Health Network of Wisconsin has achieved under Peter Pruessing’s direction and to accelerate its growth as a major force in Wisconsin health care,” said Cathy Jacobson, IHN board chair and president and CEO of Froedtert Health. “Kurt is exceptionally qualified to continue IHN’s mission to enhance the quality, efficiency and value of health care services in Wisconsin.”

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