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Dr. Sunil Budhrani Chosen to Lead Innovation Health

March 06, 2019 | Company News

FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovation Health has named Sunil Budhrani MD, MPH, MBA, as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Innovation Health. Budhrani served as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for Innovation Health for the last three years and will continue in the role, while also serving as CEO.

As CEO, Budhrani will report directly to the Innovation Health Board of Directors and will be responsible for the overall success of the health plan that currently serves more than 130,000 consumers in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

"Dr. Budhrani's distinguished career makes him the ideal CEO for Innovation Health," said Mike Bucci, Aetna's market president for Virginia, Maryland and D.C. "His proven leadership over the last three years as the Innovation Health CMO, coupled with his deep understanding of health care overall, will ensure the organization's success as it continues to improve health care outcomes and offer more affordable options in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area."

Over the span of his career, Dr. Budhrani has practiced at several leading institutions including Inova Health System in Falls Church, Virginia; Good Samaritan Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida; Hackensack Meridian Health in New Jersey; and Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts.

In addition to his roles in hospital settings, Budhrani also founded CareClix Telemedicine, a national end-to-end telemedicine solutions company as well as PrimeMed Urgent Care Systems, which operated urgent care facilities throughout the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. He also served as the CMO of the Affordable Care Act's Health Plan, Evergreen Health Care.

"We are pleased to continue working with Dr. Budhrani in his new role as CEO of Innovation Health," said Inova President and CEO, J. Stephen Jones, MD. "Inova's partnership with Aetna provides access to high quality healthcare and Dr. Budhrani's unique background and understanding of the changing healthcare landscape and patient needs will prove invaluable as we work with individuals and employers to expand access across the region."

Dr. Budhrani holds bachelor's degrees in neuroscience and English from the University of Pennsylvania and both medical and public health degrees from George Washington University. He also holds an M.B.A. from University of Baltimore. He completed his residency training in emergency medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University.

Innovation Health, which was launched in 2013, is a joint venture between Aetna, a CVS Health business, and Inova Health System.

About Innovation Health

Innovation Health provides health benefit plans to more than 125,000 members. The result of a unique partnership between Aetna, a CVS Health business and Inova Health System, Innovation Health was formed in 2013 as a new way to deliver and finance more affordable, quality health care for employers and individuals in Northern Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Through its integrated care model, Innovation Health combines a premier health plan, health system, and physicians for improved health outcomes and cost savings. For more information on Innovation Health visit .

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