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BCBS Tennessee Names William Gracey President and COO

The new executive comes over from the healthcare provider side to the payer side.

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has named William Gracey president and COO, effective October 18.

Gracey will oversee operations of the company’s government and commercial business units, reporting directly to CEO Vicky Gregg. Gracey last served as EVP and COO of Nashville-based LifePoint Hospitals. There, his responsibilities included managed care contracting and management of physician-hospital networks.

“Bill will bring added management strength to keep us successful as we navigate through the complex environment ahead as national health care reform is implemented,” Gregg says in a statement. “I am confident Bill has the right background and the right leadership skills and experience to successfully lead our operations.”

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