Premise Health Appoints Former HealthSpring President as Chairman of the Board
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – January 7, 2015 – Premise Health,TM a leading worksite health company dedicated to improving the cost and quality of employee healthcare, announced today that it has appointed Michael Mirt as chairman of the board. Mr. Mirt, who previously served as president of HealthSpring, Inc., brings to Premise Health more than 30 years of leadership experience in the health insurance industry.
“We are honored to have a leader of Mike’s caliber join our board of directors,” said Stuart Clark, CEO, Premise Health. “His experience in advancing initiatives to improve the cost and quality of health care with the nation’s leading payers will be invaluable to our company. In particular, it will benefit our ongoing work to engage the worksite health center model in new ways to support organizations with improving the health of employees and their family members.”
Mr. Mirt helped spearhead HealthSpring’s transformation into one of the nation’s largest Medicare Advantage plans before the company was acquired by Cigna Corporation in 2012. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of AmeriChoice, a UnitedHealth Group company offering health care coverage to Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries. Mr. Mirt also served as regional vice president of Cigna Healthcare. He is currently an executive advisor with Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry.
Water Street invested in and merged CHS Health Services and Take Care Employer Solutions, LLC, a former subsidiary of Walgreen Co., to form Premise Health last year. The company manages more than 500 worksite health and wellness centers for more than 200 of the nation’s leading employers. It provides organizations and their employees with a range of onsite health services including primary care, pharmacy, occupational health, wellness and condition management, physical therapy and fitness center management.
“I am excited to become part of the Premise Health team leading the transformation of worksite health care,” said Mr. Mirt. “We have a unique opportunity to leverage the worksite health center to engage employees in managing their health earlier and more actively than ever. In doing so, we can impact and potentially change people’s behavior to improve health outcomes long-term.”
About Premise Health
Premise Health is a leading worksite health company dedicated to improving the cost and quality of employee healthcare. With more than 40 years of experience, Premise Health manages more than 500 worksite-based health and wellness centers across the country. The company serves more than 200 of the nation’s leading employers, including a significant number of the Fortune 1000. Premise Health is a company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic investor focused exclusively on the health care industry. For more information on Premise Health, visit dev-premise-wp.pantheonsite.io.