William S. George has served as Health Partnersâ€™ president and chief executive officer since 2006. In this capacity, he has overall responsibility for leading one of Southeastern Pennsylvaniaâ€™s largest health maintenance organizations, whose operations focus on a nationally recognized Medicaid managed care plan and the region's newest CHIP plan.
Under Mr. George's leadership, Health Partners' Medicaid plan has consistently ranked first in member satisfaction in the region and been acknowledged as a leader in improving healthcare quality with a resource-wise approach. It has consistently ranked number one in the area for member satisfaction in an annual consumer survey, and it was the first plan in the nation to receive the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Multicultural Health Care Distinction.
Mr. George previously served as Health Partnersâ€™ Chief Financial Officer for 14 years. During that time, he oversaw the rapid membership and financial growth of its successful Medicare Advantage plan, which was sold in 2007 with 22,000 members. With more than 30 years of experience in accounting, auditing, financial and regulatory reporting, financial management and planning, and systems development, Mr. George was responsible for all corporate financial affairs.
Before joining Health Partners, Mr. George held senior-level positions with US Healthcare and Arthur Young & Company (predecessor to Ernst & Young), an international accounting firm.
Mr. George has a BA in History and Economics (Cum Laude and departmental honors) from Lafayette College and an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s Wharton School of Business. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA and AICPA).
Mr. George was named honorary chair of the March of Dimesâ€™ Signature Chefs Auction. He serves on the Deanâ€™s Advisory Board of the Drexel School of Public Health and is a board member and treasurer for The Food Trust and three not-for-profit Philadelphia organizations that support historic preservation and the Fairmount Park System. A long-time resident, he was a founding member of one of the cityâ€™s first Town Watch programs.
Mr. George has received the Good Scout Award from the Cradle of Liberty Council, Boy Scouts of America; the Drum Major Award from the Philadelphia Council of Clergy; the Human Rights Award from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations; and the Essence of Fatherhood Award from the Fatherâ€™s Day Rally Committee.