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Optum PROMOTES DR. ARIC COFFMAN TO MARKET PRESIDENT

Release Date: 5/7/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2015
 
Contact:
Carly Newlands, Optum
1-505-274-1691, Cell
1-505-262-7936, Office
carly.newlands@abqhp.com 
 
Optum PROMOTES DR. ARIC COFFMAN TO MARKET PRESIDENT
 
Albuquerque, N.M. —Optum has promoted Aric Coffman, MD, to Market President.  Dr. Coffman most recently served as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the group.
 Dr. Coffman is a board certified general surgeon and has been with Optum for more than ten years.  He became the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in October of 2013.  As the CMO, Dr. Coffman played a key role  in overseeing all clinical and quality initiatives, helping to make Total Care, or coordinated care, a reality for patients, piloting and supporting technology improvements for providers, and helping to foster payor relations. 
 Dr. Coffman assumes this role effective immediately.
 “Unequivocally, Dr. Coffman’s leadership, passion and commitment to the patients we serve, to quality care, and to our team has been tremendous,” states Misha Palecek, Optum HealthCare Partners Chief Transformation  Officer and former Optum Market President. “As a physician leader, he will play a key role in changing the way healthcare is delivered in New Mexico.” 
Prior to his CMO role, Coffman served as Senior Medical Director (SMD) and was Chair of the General, Vascular, and Emergency Surgery Departments.
 
“It is an honor to serve Optum as the Market President and lead our team in delivering high quality, coordinated care to our patients,” Dr. Coffman said. “I look forward to this opportunity and  to our continuous efforts in improving health care in this community.”
 
 
 
About Optum
 
Optum is a local physician-led, multi-specialty medical group. The company offers comprehensive health care services backed by nearly 40 medical and surgical specialties and 17 locations throughout  Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Optum merged with Optum HealthCare Partners Inc., a nationally recognized leader for its pioneering work in coordinated care. For more information about Optum, please visit www.abqhp.com or call 1-505-262-7000. Additionally, follow  us on Twitter (@abqhp) and like us on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/abqhp).
 
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