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Meredith Mathews, M.D. Named Chief Medical Officer for Blue Shield of California

SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California announced today the appointment of Meredith Mathews, M.D. as senior vice president and chief medical officer. Dr. Mathews will oversee all of Blue Shield's health care services, including prevention & wellness programs, disease & case management, maternity management, pharmacy benefits management, medical policies, centers of excellence, clinical quality, transparency strategies, and utilization management.

"I am pleased to welcome Meredith to Blue Shield's leadership team," said Blue Shield of California executive vice president and chief operating officer Paul Markovich. "With his extensive experience in health plan and medical group management, Meredith will be instrumental in helping Blue Shield bring high-quality affordable health care to our members."

Dr. Mathews joins Blue Shield with over 20 years experience in health plan management. Most recently, Dr. Mathews served as chief medical officer for DaVita VillageHealth, where he oversaw the company's disease and care management programs for patients with end stage renal disease and chronic kidney disease. Prior to DaVita, Dr. Mathews was chief medical officer for LifeMasters Supported Self Care Inc, a disease management company. Earlier in his career, Dr. Mathews was a principal at Dorsey Health Strategies LLC, and chief medical officer at Medica Health Plan in Minnesota and Premera Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska. Dr. Mathews also practiced nephrology in Seattle for 18 years and served as Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington.

Dr. Mathews is board certified in Nephrology and earned his medical degree, master's degree in Public Health, and bachelor's degree from the University of Washington.

Background on Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health plan dedicated to providing Californians with access to high quality care at a reasonable price. Founded in 1939, it now has 3.4 million members, 4,800 employees, one of the largest provider networks and more than 20 office locations, providing a wide range of commercial and government products throughout the state. The company has contributed $100 million over the past three years to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to fund nonprofit organizations that improve access to quality health care in California. Contact your local agent or broker for more information about Blue Shield products and services, or visit the Blue Shield web site at

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