Humana Appoints National Medical Director for Wellness
Humana Corporate CommunicationsLindsey Minella, 312-441-5549
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) named Dr. Thomas Van Gilder as national medical director for HumanaVitality® and all wellness lines of business.
Dr. Van Gilder will serve as a clinical advisor for Humana employer customers, providing solutions to enhance individual health and well-being as well as employee productivity. In this role, he will provide strategic guidance on implementing comprehensive employer-based wellness initiatives, such as HumanaVitality, and measuring their impact.
Since 2010, Dr. Van Gilder has served as vice president and market medical officer of Humana’s Michigan and Wisconsin Commercial markets. Dr. Van Gilder will now report to Humana’s Vice President of Health and Productivity Solutions, Sean Slovenski.
“Dr. Van Gilder brings an outstanding record of clinical and behavioral science expertise to this position,” said Sean Slovenski. “His passion for helping people live healthier lives, coupled with his extensive experience, will be instrumental to Humana’s success in providing the next generation of employer well-being and productivity solutions.”
Dr. Van Gilder received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, a medical degree from University of Texas Southwestern, a juris doctor degree from Notre Dame Law School, and a master’s degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Van Gilder serves on the Willis Clinical Advisory Board and the Wisconsin Health Information Exchange board. He will be based out of HumanaVitality’s national headquarters in Chicago.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
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HumanaVitality, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is a joint venture between Humana Inc. and Discovery Holdings, Ltd. Humana partnered with Discovery because of its 14 years of worldwide experience using behavioral, clinical and actuarial science to motivate individuals to make healthier choices. By integrating rewards with healthy behaviors, HumanaVitality provides the tools and support necessary to help Humana members live healthier lives and furthers Humana’s Dream to Help People Achieve Lifelong Well-Being.
HumanaVitality has more than 1.5 million members who are enhancing their health and wellness through a comprehensive integrated approach to lifestyle improvement. For more information about HumanaVitality, please visit the company’s website at . You can also find us on Facebook: , follow us on Twitter: , add us on Google+: , and follow us on Instagram: @humanavitality.