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PopHealthCare Appoints Eric Galvin New Chief Executive Officer

  • Galvin joins GuideWell subsidiary PopHealthCare and its value-based national medical group Emcara Health as CEO
  • He joins PopHealthCare from Emblem Health, one of the oldest non-profit health insurers in the country, and its subsidiary ConnectiCare, one of the leading health insurers in Connecticut
  • Galvin brings experience in growth strategies and medical management of complex populations, and a vision to reimagine healthcare delivery for those most in need

FRANKLIN, Tenn., May 24, 2022 –- PopHealthCare, a GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation company, today announced Eric Galvin joins the organization as its chief executive officer A tenured health plan leader with more than three decades of operations, underwriting, finance and human resources experience, Galvin’s appointment further positions PopHealthCare and its value-based national medical group Emcara Health to deliver on its vision of reducing the overall cost of care while better meeting patient and member needs.  

“Galvin brings significant experience in growth strategies and medical management of complex populations to this role,” said Thurman Justice, executive vice president, chief financial officer and GuideWell Venture Group. “His passion for collaborating across health care stakeholders to improve the health and well-being of diverse communities and his demonstrated ability to reinvent more sustainable and affordable health plan offerings will help drive PopHealthCare and Emcara Health’s next stage of growth.”

Prior to joining PopHealthCare, Galvin played a dual role as the Executive Vice President and Chief Growth and Medical Cost Officer of EmblemHealth and the President of ConnectiCare. In these roles, he worked with local, state and federal government and other community-based leaders to make health care more affordable, more impactful and a better experience for patients and caretakers. Galvin has also held key roles with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Cigna, Andersen and Price Waterhouse. 

“I am thrilled to be a part of the PopHealthCare / Emcara Health team and the GuideWell enterprise,” said Eric Galvin, CEO of PopHealthCare. “My focus is on accelerating our growth and continuing to drive operational excellence while ensuring our patients and clients achieve their objectives. Helping people get the care they need to live a better life has been a career-long passion for me and I feel fortunate to be part of such an incredible team of caring and compassionate people with the same goal.” 

Galvin is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with degrees in accounting and management information systems. He also completed executive education at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He has been on the boards of Junior Achievement and the United Way and co-founded 501c(3) organization “Partners in a Healthier Connecticut” that sought to improve the delivery of care for patients with chronic conditions.  

Galvin succeeds Mark McConnell, who served as interim CEO of Emcara Health and will continue as chief executive officer of Onlife Health, also a GuideWell company. Galvin’s appointment rounds out the executive leadership team for PopHealthCare and Emcara Health. 

About PopHealthCare

At PopHealthCare, we believe that healthcare should be personal. For us, that means bringing care to those who need it most, where they will be able to achieve their health goals best – at home or where they reside. With 23 clients in 19 states, PopHealthCare offers a fully integrated approach to care delivery, risk adjustment, and quality enhancements, serving the highest risk populations with unwavering commitment and dedication. We are proud to be part of the GuideWell family of companies, transforming the delivery of care through new innovative care models that provide superior health outcomes to patients.

About Emcara Health

Emcara Health is at the forefront of delivering a proven model for in-home care solutions. With a passionate team of dedicated healthcare experts, we improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations with health challenges across urban and rural communities. Our integrated suite of in-home care solutions spans advanced primary care, complex care management and treatment, transition of care, and annual in-home assessments. Our physician-led multidisciplinary care teams deliver industry-leading outcomes across the quadruple aim in health care delivery – patient experience, quality, lower cost of care and joy in work. Part of PopHealthCare (a GuideWell Company), Emcara Health is one of the nation’s leading value-based medical groups, focused on the mission of reimagining how healthcare is delivered. For more information, visit emcarahealth.com.

Media Contact:

Tiffany Pack

Senior Director of Marketing

tiffany.pack@pophealthcare.com


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