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CMHS Announces New VP of Planning and Managed Care

Ventura, California, 09/20/2012

Community Memorial Health System welcomes Wilfred G. Garand as its Vice President of Planning and Managed Care, replacing Michael Lurie who retired after over 30 years of service to Community Memorial Health System.

Will comes to CMHS with 20 years experience at hospitals and healthcare systems in the Southern California area.

In his position, Garand will focus on managed care payer relationships and negotiations/re-negotiations of related payer arrangements, as well as providing leadership of business development activities and strategic planning process. 

Will received his Masters in Health Information Management and MBA from Claremont Graduate University, and his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University, New York and is a member of:

  • The Healthcare Roundtable/Managed Care and Revenue Officers
  • Health Care Financial Management Association (HFMA)
  • Healthcare Association of Southern California (HASC)
  • Voluntary Hospital Association (VHA)

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and twelve family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health. The health system is located in Ventura County, California.