BLOOMFIELD, Conn., October 19, 2011 - Global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) has named Alan M. Muney, M.D., M.H.A., its Chief Medical Officer, effective this week. Dr. Muney, 58, will lead the company's efforts to help customers achieve their best possible personal health and wellness through programs and services they receive from Cigna.
Dr. Alan Muney, Cigna's new chief medical officer. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Dr. Muney brings significant clinical leadership and experience to the role of Chief Medical Officer, at a time when Cigna is driving toward customer centricity for improving the health and well being of each individual we serve," said Matt Manders, President, U.S. Service, Clinical & Specialty.
Dr. Muney joined Cigna in 2010 as senior vice president, Total Health and Network, in charge of the company's health management and network contracting operations.
As chief medical officer, Dr. Muney will be responsible for the company's clinical strategy and policy, coverage policy, quality measurement and improvement, and continue to lead the company's Total Health and Network organization.
Dr. Muney has more than 25 years experience in leading health plan operations and in medical group practice management. Prior to joining Cigna, he was an executive director of The Blackstone Group, where he served as chief executive officer and founder of the Equity Healthcare on behalf of Blackstone. Previously he was chief medical officer for Oxford Health Plans and for UnitedHealthcare in the New England region, chief medical officer for Avanti Health Systems of NYLCare, and regional medical director and director of pediatrics of Mullikin Medical Centers in California.
Board-certified in pediatrics, Dr. Muney is a graduate of Brown University, where he received both his bachelor's and medical degrees. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in pediatrics at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and received a master's of healthcare administration degree from the University of La Verne in La Verne, Calif. He is licensed to practice in the states of Connecticut, New York and California.
Dr. Muney has served on the Brown Medical School Alumni Board of Directors and on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County chapter of American Heart Association. He has also served on the editorial advisory boards of the American Journal of Managed Care and Health Plan Magazine and on the scientific advisory board of the Institute for the Study of Aging.
Cigna (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. Cigna Corporation's operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna offers products and services in 30 countries and jurisdictions and has more than 66 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by Cigna Corporation. Such operating subsidiaries include Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. To learn more about Cigna, visit www.cigna.com. To sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed of company news, log on to http://www.cigna.com/newsroom/rss. Also, follow us on Twitter at @cigna, visit Cigna's YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/cigna and listen to Cigna's podcast series with healthy tips and information at http://www.cigna.com/podcasts or by searching "Cigna" in iTunes.