Medows Named Executive Vice President, Population Health 

Providence Health & Services today announced that Dr. Rhonda Medows will serve as its first executive vice president of population health. Dr. Medows most recently served as executive vice president and chief medical officer of UnitedHealth Group, one of the largest health insurance and population health management organizations in the country. She will start at Providence on May 4.

“We are extremely proud to welcome Dr. Medows to the Providence team of caregivers,” said Dr. Rod Hochman, MD, president and CEO of Providence Health & Services. “Dr. Medows has the broad experience and detailed insight needed to continue serving patients and communities through high-value and accountable care.”

Dr. Medows has an extensive background in government-supported health programs including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid. Her previous experience includes serving under former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as the secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, which oversees Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). She also served as the chief medical officer for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Southeast Region, as well as the commissioner for the Georgia Department of Community of Health, where she oversaw Georgia’s Medicaid and SCHIP programs and ran the state employee benefit plan, public health emergency preparedness and rural health information technology.

“It’s an exciting time for me to join a health system as committed and capable to improving the health of communities as Providence is,” Dr. Medows said. “I am looking forward to partnering with our network of providers and payers to truly improve the health outcomes of the many diverse populations we serve.”

Population health is recognized as the health outcomes for a particular population of individuals. This can also include the policies and practices that help determine those outcomes, such as health insurance coverage.

If you are a member of the news media and would like to speak with Dr. Medows, please contact Clay Holtzman at or 206-215-2661.