Crecent Health Solutions Appoints Chief Executive Officer

December 8, 2016

Contact:  Jennifer Moore
Crescent Health Solutions 828-670-9145 ext. 104

(ASHEVILLE, N.C.) December 1, 2016 – Crescent Health Solutions a leading provider of flexible, cost-effective and easy-to-use healthcare delivery solutions, licensed in four states, including health plan administration, PPO network offerings, Third Party Administrative services, health and disease management oversight and provider value based clinical integration improvement, has appointed Andrew L. Wilson, Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Wilson will be succeeding Myrna Harris, who is retiring after 17 years as Crescent CEO.

Prior to joining Crescent, Mr. Wilson served as President and Senior Principle at Shoreline Associates, a national consultative consortium focusing on transformational value-based care delivery, integrated provider network development, cost efficient hospital operations, and healthcare legislative policy analysis and development.

“We are pleased to welcome Andy to our leadership team,” said Carolyn Coward, Chairman of the Crescent Health Board of Directors.  “Through his many notable contributions, we believe he is the right person to lead us into the future in this new paradigm of health care delivery.”

Mr. Wilson has held numerous leadership positions in the industry, including as  President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Alexius Hospital and Health System, a three-hospital system located in Bismarck, ND and President and Executive Director of  Synergy at Saint Joseph’s, Inc., an Atlanta, Georgia based joint ventured Integrated Delivery Network.

While in Atlanta, he was instrumental in developing “best practice” clinical integration strategies that improved bottom line performance as well as quality, safety and patient satisfaction and participated in the first Centers for Medicare and Medicaid "gain sharing" physician/hospital initiative in the country, allowing physicians and hospitals to share in savings for efficiencies in caring for Medicare patients.

Mr. Wilson has also been very involved in the changing paradigm of healthcare delivery and policy in the country as contemplated through healthcare reform.  He played a significant role and was an instrumental advocate in Washington for the Frontier State Amendment that was included and approved as part of the historic ACA Health Care Reform Bill.  The Amendment pays providers in rural states at a 1.0 Floor for Medicare reimbursement, greatly improving their financial position and economic status.

Mr. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from Saginaw Valley State University.