Expanding Population Health, One Borough at a Time

By: Karen Ignagni, President and CEO, EmblemHealth, and Navarra Rodriguez, MD, President and Chief Medical Officer, AdvantageCare Physicians There’s something different on Pennslyvania Avenue in East New York, and it’s hard to miss. New Yorkers emerging from the nearby subway stops, walking along the avenue, and driving down the street may notice a new building….

Karen Ignagni: Decoding the Health Care Debate

As all of us at EmblemHealth listen to candidates debate health care, we do it from the perspective of our work bringing working families, employers, and beneficiaries of public programs access to affordable health care every day. This mission is crucial for the many members we serve throughout the tristate area.  Over the next 15…

What it Means to Be a Nonprofit Health Plan: A CFO’s Perspective

What I’ve learned in my seven months at EmblemHealth is that we take our nonprofit status seriously, in part because it underscores a tradition more than 80 years in the making: an unapologetically patient-centered approach to health care delivery. Before I joined EmblemHealth as Chief Financial Officer, I had never worked for a nonprofit. I’ve…