BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA - Maribel Ferrer, former Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of Seaside Health Plan, replaced Wendy Dorchester on January 1, 2018, and was named Chief Executive Officer at Seaside Health Plan, part of MemorialCare. Seaside Health Plan is a California licensed Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan, providing access to over 80 primary care physicians and a humongous network of specialists for existing customers. As the CEO, Ferrer will look at Seaside Health Plan's strategic direction, operations and ensuring regulatory compliance with a magnifying glass. Ferrer will implement programs when needed, and provide the overall direction of the company.
"Maribel is an outstanding member-facing leader committed to engaging and encouraging employees and physicians to reach the highest level of service and care," says Barry Arbuckle, President & CEO, MemorialCare. "Ferrer will be an asset to help us grow membership in the Commercial, Medi-Cal and Medicare Advantage markets, as well as expand our provider network to bring more primary care physicians on board."
"Growing up in Los Angeles County and facing this always changing healthcare industry, it's fulfilling to join an organization like MemorialCare that is transforming health care with compassion and excellence for what's best for the communities we serve," says Ferrer.
Shawn W. Anderson