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Blue Shield of California Names Seth Glickman Chief Health Officer

OAKLAND, Calif. (March 30, 2020) – Blue Shield of California today announced Seth Glickman, M.D. as the health plan’s chief health officer. In this role, Dr. Glickman will be responsible for the strategy development, implementation and operations for health care services at Blue Shield and Blue Shield Promise Health Plan. This includes clinical quality, pharmacy, mind-body medicine and medical care solutions. He also will play an important role in Blue Shield’s ongoing response to COVID-19.

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“Seth leads a team that is directly responsible for shaping our members’ healthcare experience,” said Terry Gilliland, M.D., executive vice president, Healthcare Quality and Affordability. “His deep experience as a physician and as a healthcare executive paired with his passion to transform care will help us create a healthcare system that’s worthy of our family and friends and sustainably affordable.”

Dr. Glickman joins Blue Shield with more than 20 years of experience, most recently as president of Intermountain Medical Group and chief medical officer for Intermountain's community-based care in Utah. He also served as president of a network of more than 3,000 physicians at the University of North Carolina and has been a practicing physician for 20 years.

“I’m excited to be part of an organization with Blue Shield’s mission and vision for the future of health care,” said Dr. Glickman. “By taking a member-centric approach and focusing on quality, affordability and innovation, I look forward to helping the organization improve the health of all Californians.”

Dr. Glickman received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his medical residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago. He also has a Master of Business Administration from Duke University.


About Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California strives to create a healthcare system worthy of our family and friends that is sustainably affordable. Blue Shield of California is a tax paying, nonprofit, independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association with over 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $20 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 in San Francisco and now headquartered in Oakland, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid and Medicare healthcare service plans in California. The company has contributed more than $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002 to have an impact on California communities.

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