Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Elects Two New Board Members

(4.13.2012)
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PROVIDENCE, RI (April 13, 2012) – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) today announced that Elizabeth B. Lange, M.D., and Warren E. Licht, M.D.,  have been elected to the nonprofit health insurer’s board of directors.

“We are extremely fortunate to welcome Dr. Lange and Dr. Licht to our board of directors,” said Peter Andruszkiewicz, president and chief executive officer for BCBSRI. “Well-respected and accomplished physicians, Dr. Lange and Dr. Licht have firsthand knowledge of the patient-centered medical home healthcare delivery model, of which BCBSRI is a strong advocate and supporter.  Their counsel and experience will be crucial to BCBSRI as we continue to refine and expand our patient-centered medical home network.  Through this network, we will help provide access to the highest quality healthcare while also working to make healthcare more affordable.”

Dr. Lange, of Exeter, Rhode Island, is a pediatrician with Coastal Medical, Inc.—Rhode Island’s largest private group practice—where she is a member of the board of managers.  Dr. Lange practices from Coastal Medical/Waterman Pediatrics in East Providence.  She also is on the medical staffs of Women & Infants Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.  In 2006, she founded the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Pediatric Council.

Dr. Lange serves as secretary of the Rhode Island Medical Society and is immediate past president of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  She also holds membership in the American College of Physician Executives and is a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at Brown Medical School.  Additionally, Dr. Lange is a member of the board of directors of the Providence Children’s Museum and the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine Alumni Society, where she earned her medical degree.  She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College.

Dr. Licht, of Providence, Rhode Island, is a primary care physician with University Medicine Foundation, a multi-specialty medical group with practices located in Providence and surrounding communities, where he serves on the Electronic Health Record Template and Audit committees.  Dr. Licht is on staff at The Miriam Hospital and is a member of its Independent Practice Association (IPA), a physician advocacy organization.  He also is co-chairman of the Membership and Credentialing Committee for the New England Physician Alliance.

A member of the American College of Physicians and the Rhode Island Medical Society, Dr. Licht is a clinical assistant professor at the Brown University School of Medicine.  He earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and received an undergraduate degree from The University of Pennsylvania.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is the state’s leading health insurer and covers more than 600,000 members.  The company is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  For more information, visit BCBSRI.com and follow us on Twitter @BCBSRI.
 

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