CHICAGO--()--AIM Specialty HealthSM has hired Dr. Susan Nedza to serve as the company’s chief medical officer to drive the use of new and existing programs focused on improving healthcare quality through the application of medical evidence while decreasing healthcare costs for members, employers and health plans across the country.
“Dr. Nedza brings an incredible mix and depth of experience to AIM”
Nedza brings a valuable background of knowledge, expertise and relationships to AIM®, including demonstrated leadership as the Region V chief medical officer with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, vice president of clinical quality for the American Medical Association, and in her most recent role leading clinical program strategy at a private health IT company.
In addition, she currently serves in an academic role as adjunct associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University.
“Dr. Nedza brings an incredible mix and depth of experience to AIM,” said Brandon Cady, AIM president and CEO. “In addition to her background in clinical program development, health policy, academia and government healthcare, she has a special appreciation for working with the physician community from her experience in policy development work and in her role as a former practicing emergency physician at several leading institutions.”
“Improving the quality of healthcare is important to me as I’ve devoted much of my career to helping our country meet higher healthcare standards,” Nedza said. “I’m excited to join this talented, passionate team. AIM is a growing company that is achieving the same ideals I value as a clinician by improving the clinical appropriateness, safety and affordability of healthcare services.”
Nedza completed her training in Emergency Medicine at Christ Hospital and Illinois Masonic Hospital in the Chicago area after completing her medical degree at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. She earned her master’s degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
About AIM Specialty Health
AIM Specialty Health or “AIM” is a leading specialty benefit management company with more than 20 years of experience and a growing presence in the management of radiology, cardiology, oncology, sleep medicine, and specialty pharmacy benefits. AIM's mission is to make health care services more clinically appropriate, safer and more affordable. As such, it promotes the most appropriate use of specialty care services through the application of widely accepted clinical guidelines delivered via an innovative platform of technologies and services. AIM is an operating subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP; www.wellpoint.com). For more information on AIM, please visit www.aimspecialtyhealth.com.