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Dr Elif Oker Assumes Chief Medical Officer Role at Priority Health

On May 20, Grand Rapids, Michigan–based Priority Health installed its new chief medical officer and senior vice president, Elif Oker, MD, who has more than 25 years of experience in health care executive leadership.

Elif Oker, MD | Image Credit: Priority Health

Elif Oker, MD | Image Credit: Priority Health

Grand Rapids, Michigan — Priority Health, the second largest health plan in Michigan, currently with more than 1.3 million members, has a new chief medical officer and senior vice president.

Elif Oker, MD, stepped into these roles on May 20, with more than 25 years of experience in health care executive leadership. Also a board-certified physician, Oker will take the helm of Priority Health's clinical and pharmacy programs and lead the development and coordination of its population health programs and chronic disease management strategies.

“The chance to make a positive impact on health and well-being by working in an integrated, payerprovider organization in this capacity is incredibly significant,” said Oker. “Through collaboration and the smart use of technology, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a care ecosystem that provides access to high-quality, affordable care to everyone, no matter where they live."

The news of Oker joining Priority Health comes on the heel's of last year's announcement of Rick Abbott as enior svice president of employer solutions.

Learn more about Oker and her new role here.

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