Innovation Health Announces Interim CEO

Aug 17 2017

FALLS CHURCH, Va, August 16, 2017 – Innovation Health, the Virginia health plan jointly owned by Aetna and Inova Health, announced a change in leadership under which Chief Executive Officer Dave Notari has stepped down to pursue other opportunities. Effective immediately, Paul McBride will serve as the interim CEO while a national search for a replacement is underway.

McBride will report directly to the Innovation Health Board of Directors and will be responsible for the overall success of the plan that currently serves more than 195,000 consumers in Northern Virginia. He will also oversee the expansion of Innovation Health product offerings that will include a Medicare Advantage plan in 2018.

McBride has been a leader in the health insurance industry’s move to value-based collaborations among health plans and provider communities for more than twenty years, working in senior roles for the four largest health plans in the U.S.  Most recently, McBride served as the vice president of Aetna’s Accountable Care Solutions, where he led the company’s focus on value-based relationships with providers across the country, including joint venture business development efforts.

Additionally, McBride led numerous entrepreneurial ventures focused on transforming health care, growing adoption in the market, and leading change, both domestically and internationally.

“We want to thank David Notari for his contributions in making Innovation Health a success over the last four years and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Brigitte Nettesheim, Aetna’s vice president of transformative markets and an Innovation Health board member. “Both Inova and Aetna remain committed to our groundbreaking partnership to offer the best integrated health care, top-notch providers and excellent care facilities so that we can improve health care outcomes and offer more affordable care options in Northern Virginia.”

Recently recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a successful provider-owned health plan, Mark Stauder, President and COO of Inova commented, “From inception to date, David has led Innovation Health through significant expansion, deploying a local clinical model transforming how care is delivered to 195,000 members in Northern Virginia.  Building upon this foundation, we remain focused on the unique value Innovation Health offers our community.”

Aetna and Inova Health System introduced Innovation Health in 2013 to provide more affordable, quality health care to Northern Virginia employers and residents, with each organization bringing best-in-class services: Aetna for health benefits administration and care management capabilities and Inova for health care delivery.

About Aetna
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews

About Inova

Inova is a global leader in personalized health, which leverages precision medicine to predict, prevent and treat disease, enabling individuals to live longer, healthier lives. At Inova, we serve more than 2 million people each year from throughout the Washington, DC, metro area and beyond.

We are shaping the future of health through our integrated network of hospitals; primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.  Our commitment to health and wellness is further reflected in our sustainable practices. Inova is home to world-class researchers, expert medical specialists and renowned scientists, who are driving innovation to improve patient care, prevent disease and promote wellness. For more information, visit , or find Inova on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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