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Susan Hallett Joins Blue Shield of California as Vice President of ACO Strategic Partnerships

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 1, 2016) --- Susan Hallett has joined Blue Shield of California as vice president of strategic partnerships for the health plan’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program. She will be responsible for managing the development of Blue Shield’s collaborations with health systems and medical groups across California.

Hallett has more than 25 years of leadership experience in health plan management. She most recently launched SWH Healthcare Consulting, where she served as a member of the Medical Network Advisory Board at Quorum Consulting. Prior to starting her consulting firm, Hallett was the Western regional vice president of medical cost management at Cigna. In this role she led a cross-functional team of contracting, provider relations, medical executives, medical informatics and compliance, and was accountable for total cost management, regional earnings and membership goals.

Hallett also served in leadership positions at Great West Healthcare, Aetna, Prudential Health Care and Premera Blue Cross.

“I’m excited to join and contribute to Blue Shield’s mission of providing high-quality care at an affordable price,” said Hallett. “I look forward to using my experience working with the California provider community to help build on the continued success of the company’s ACO program.”

Contact: Clinton McGue, 415-229-5359,

Background on Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health plan with 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $13 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company’s mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield has contributed more than $325 million over the past ten years to the Blue Shield of California Foundation. Contact your local agent or broker about Blue Shield of California products and services, or visit