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Humana Names South Florida Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Medicare and Medicaid


Tuesday, August 11, 2015 1:15 pm EDT



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"Our Medicare and Medicaid members will benefit greatly from his tremendous expertise and his understanding of the diverse populations we serve."

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, has named Louis M. Fernandez, M.D., MSHI, FACOG, as its new Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Humana South Florida.

In his new role, based in Miramar, Fla., Dr. Fernandez is responsible for clinical operations, care management and quality improvement for the company’s South Florida Medicare and Medicaid operations.

Dr. Fernandez joined Humana in 2012 as the Regional Medical Director for the Gulf States where he was responsible for developing and implementing the company’s clinical strategy in Louisiana and Mississippi, focusing on improving the model of care for Medicare members. In that New Orleans-based role, he also developed a new model for the utilization management of home health services at the national level.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Fernandez in this vital South Florida role,” said Fernando Valverde, M.D., Regional Market President for Humana’s South and North Florida Medicare markets. “Our Medicare and Medicaid members will benefit greatly from his tremendous expertise and his understanding of the diverse populations we serve.”

Dr. Fernandez earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, a medical degree from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Science in Medical Informatics from Northwestern University. He completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of California Los Angeles Harbor Medical Center.

He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

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