BCBS of Louisiana names CMO: 5 notes

Baton Rouge, La.-based Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana appointed Vindell Washington, MD, CMO.

Here are five things to know.

1. Dr. Washington is a board-certified emergency medicine physician.

2. He most recently served as the national coordinator for health IT at HHS. 

3. Dr. Washington worked at Baton Rouge-based Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System for more than seven years. He left the health system as president of its 500-physician medical group.

4. Prior to that, he was CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based Piedmont Emergency Medicine Associates.

5. Dr. Washington earned his medical degree from Charlottesville-based University of Virginia and received a master's of science in healthcare management from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. 

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