Marion A. McGowan, PhD, President & CEO, Health New England, Senior Vice President of Payer Innovation, Baystate Health
Marion McGowan is a nationally-recognized health care professional with more than 25 years in clinical leadership. She is known for her trailblazing efforts leading payer and population health innovations. As the President & CEO of Health New England, Marion is responsible for the growth and operational leadership of the organization, including the development and execution of strategic plans; successful introduction of new programs and services; membership growth; operational, financial and service excellence; and continued improvements in clinical quality with a focus on lowering the cost of care in western Massachusetts. Marion has a dual role, and serves as the Senior Vice President of Payer Innovation for Baystate Health, working directly with Mark Keroack, MD, President and CEO of Baystate Health.
Marion joins us from UPMC Health Plan in Pittsburgh, PA, where she served as Chief Clinical Administrative Officer & Senior Vice President of Population Health. At UPMC, she was responsible for the clinical business strategy and operations of a health plan with diversified insurance products generating over $7 billion in gross revenues and insuring over 3.5 million members.
Marion began her career as a staff nurse at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, rising in the ranks over the years to Director of Nursing. After 10 years, she joined the leadership team at Lancaster General Hospital where she furthered her leadership career from 1991 to 2015. During her tenure at Lancaster, she established the Mid-Atlantic Heart Institute and Heart Care Network by partnering with five other community hospitals. She also successfully consolidated two home health agencies and developed a freestanding Women and Babies Hospital.
Marion holds a BSN from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, later earning a Master’s degree in Public Management and Healthcare Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, she holds a Doctoral Degree of Philosophy from the University of Alvernia in Leadership and Education.
Marion is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans and the national Health Plan Alliance. She is a member of the Baystate Health President’s Cabinet and serves in a leadership advisory capacity for a number of regional community and philanthropic organizations.