LONG BEACH, Calif., June 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- SCAN Group and SCAN Health Plan ("SCAN") today announced the appointment of Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective July 1, 2020. Jain succeeds Chris Wing, who previously announced his departure from the organization.
"Following a national search, The Board of Directors is confident that Dr. Sachin Jain is the right person to lead SCAN and we are thrilled to welcome him as our next CEO. Sachin has a deep passion for improving the health and wellness of older adults that is truly inspiring," said Francesca Ruiz de Luzuriaga, Chairperson of SCAN's Board of Directors.
"His vision for health care's future and his determination to take on the big challenges facing those we serve is a natural fit with SCAN's mission," Luzuriaga continued. "We believe Sachin's commitment to the community SCAN serves and his tireless dedication to finding solutions to the issues that affect older adults will allow us to progress and amplify SCAN's mission in the years to come."
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Most recently, Jain served as the president and CEO of CareMore and Aspire Health where he oversaw the growth, diversification and innovation of both companies. Under Jain's leadership, CareMore grew its footprint from 4 to 12 US states and, with the acquisition and integration of Aspire, 32 states. The company rose to prominence as an innovator in care for frail and vulnerable populations, launching new home and virtual clinical care models, and, the Togetherness Program, a health industry-first intervention to address senior loneliness.
"The US desperately needs solutions for some of its most vexing health care problems and SCAN Health Plan has been a leader in finding these solutions since it was founded in 1977," said Jain. "As the US population of older adults grows, SCAN will continue to play a leading role in defining the future and pioneering new ways of improving quality and maintaining affordability for older adults."
"SCAN will grow to serve more individuals through our many programs and also inspire and partner with others in the industry on new models, paradigms, and services. I am humbled by the opportunity to lead this critical work as SCAN's next CEO," he added.
Prior to CareMore and Aspire, Jain held senior federal leadership positions in the US Department of Health and Human Services, as part of the founding team at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) and also the senior leadership of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC). In addition, Jain currently serves on the Board of Directors at Make-A-Wish America. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he earned his AB, MD, and MBA degrees and was appointed an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a fellow of the Aspen Institute. His health career began when he co-founded a clinic for homeless individuals as an undergraduate student.