NU Online News Service, May 24, 1:18 p.m. – PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., Santa Ana, Calif., has promoted Dr. Sam Ho to the positions of senior vice president and chief medical officer.
The company has also promoted Pete McKinley to vice president of network management.
Ho, who succeeds Dr. Michael Kaufman, will report to Brad Bowlus, president of the company’s health plans division.
Ho joined PacifiCare of California in 1994 and worked heavily on quality improvement programs. Before joining PacifiCare, he worked for Health Net Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., and served as a deputy director at the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
He has also been chairman of the California Medical Association and California Nurses’ Association’s Joint Practice Commission.