Ami Parekh, MD, JD, CMO of Grand Grounds has been selected on the Board of Directors by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Parekh will serve on the board’s inspection committee and the health care quality and affordability committee.
- Andrew Dreyfus, President, and CEO of Blue Cross said, “ I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Parekh to Blue cross, she brings expertise essential to our company’s pursuit of quality, affordable, and equitable healthcare with an unparalleled consumer experience”.
- Blue Cross’s Board helps set policy and overall direction within a highly competitive and heavily regulated business environment. Board members bring to the company unique knowledge and experience as well as the perspective of employers, laborers, community and health care leaders, and other stakeholders.
- The company hires from a chosen pool of highly qualified applicants and is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified directors with significant business intelligence and leadership qualities as well as diverse experiences and backgrounds. More than half of all Blue Cross-board members are women or people of color.
- Prior to the Grand Grounds, Ami Parekh was the chief medical officer for population health and clinical integration from the University of California San Francisco Health, and helped build the clinical, analytic, and organizational infrastructure for populations the health system served. She was named by Fierce HealthCare as the Women of Influence in 2020.