UHC welcomes Laurance A. Reed as vice president, Member Insights, in UHC’s Member Relations and Insights department.
Reed will be responsible for the development and enhancement of strategic partnerships with executive and clinical leaders at UHC member academic medical centers. He will identify members’ needs and priorities and facilitate value-added access to UHC programs and subject-matter expertise that can help them maximize their improvement opportunities.
“We welcome Laurance to UHC,” says Tom Robertson, UHC executive vice president, Member Relations and Insights. “He brings a wealth of knowledge about academic medical centers and a proven track record of building relationships across operational and clinical lines. He will benefit our members by helping them effectively address their highest priorities.”
Reed has 25 years of progressive experience in health care and served as an associate hospital director at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics before joining UHC. In that role, Laurance was responsible for overall financial health, operational effectiveness, and integration of hospital goals with enterprise strategies for key clinical programs and support departments. Prior to that, he held several roles—including director of operations for surgical services, special assistant to the chief operating officer and chief financial officer, director of finance, and manager of budget operations—at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
“It is truly an honor to join UHC,” says Reed. “As a previous member, I look forward to sharing insights and collaborating with leaders of our member institutions to help them achieve their strategic goals in quality, safety, efficiency, performance improvement, as well as patient and physician satisfaction.”
Reed is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.