Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Recently, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts named Andrew Dreyfus as their new President & CEO.  Congratulations to Andrew!

I met Mr. Dreyfus a decade ago while at the Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury and he was head of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation.  I found him to be a terrific advocate for un/underinsured populations, deeply concerned about health disparities among minority groups and an active participant in efforts to improve cultural competency levels within the health care sector.

The entire health care industry is in a time of transition and turmoil and payers, like everyone else, are facing increasing pressure to improve quality while minimizing cost increases.  It will be a challenging time at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, no doubt... but the organization's Board have selected an excellent leader who is most certainly up to the challenge.

On behalf of the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston & Affiliates, we wish Andrew well.

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