New West Announces New CEO

New West Announces New CEO

July 20, 2012 - New West Health Services is pleased to announce the next step in its transition to becoming Montana’s Medicare health plan of choice. Leon Lamoreaux, a health plan executive with an extensive Medicare and government program background, as well as experience working in another nationally recognized, integrated health system will join New West as its Chief Executive Officer Monday, August 27. Mr. Lamoreaux currently serves as the Geisinger Health Plan Vice President of Government Programs Business Development in Danville, Pennsylvania.

Leon Lamoreaux, New West CEO
Leon D. Lamoreaux

"Leon has extensive experience as a health plan executive and we are very fortunate that he will be joining New West as our new CEO. Most recently, Leon has worked for Geisinger Health Plan which is a division of one of the nation’s most respected integrated health systems. We believe Leon’s skill set aligns very well with New West’s focus as Montana’s Medicare Advantage company," said Nick Wolter, MD, CEO of Billings Clinic and Board Chair for New West.

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Background: New West Health Services is Montana’s provider sponsored health plan offering Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement benefit plans. New West has been in operation since 1998, and is licensed as a health services corporation, holding a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contract. New West serves over 11,500 Medicare members and continues to provide administrative services for a number of groups and individuals.

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