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Karen Hill
Karen Hill

Welcome Dr. Karen Hill, Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer at Texas Children’s Health Plan Headshot Image.png
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Effective February 2, 2022, Texas Children’s Health Plan, the nation’s first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children, announced the appointment of Dr. Karen Hill as its new Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Medical Officer (CMO).

Dr. Hill is a seasoned health care executive and board-certified Internal Medicine and Pediatrics licensed medical doctor (M.D.). In her new role, she will lead an NCQA-accredited Medicaid plan and the state’s top-rated HMO in Patient Experience, committed to providing its members with dependable health coverage and delivering top-quality patient care.

Dr. Hill will guide clinical and quality initiatives that further position the organization as a leader in patient experience and quality health coverage. She will support efforts that further drive health equity and expand access to top quality care for vulnerable and medically underserved communities.

“I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Hill to the Texas Children’s Health Plan executive team,” said Richelle Fleischer, president of Texas Children’s Health Plan. “Her experience and passion for managed care will be an invaluable asset to the organization, and further enhance the health and well-being of our members and community.”

Dr. Hill has more than 25 years of industry and academic experience, beginning her career as Associate Medical Director for Amerigroup, followed by positions as Senior Medical Director for Cigna, SVP and CMO of Med Affairs for Community Health Choice and CMO for RediClinic. For more than 14 years, she was in private practice as an internal medicine and pediatrics medical doctor and most recently served as Corporate SVP of Programs and Product Management for HealthHelp, a WNS company.

Dr. Hill received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and furthered her education with a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business.

“I am inspired by the opportunity to play a role in this next phase of Texas Children’s Health Plan, as we continue to improve access to quality healthcare for our members,” said Dr. Hill. “As Chief Medical Officer and collaborative leader, I look forward to working with our community partners to further expand the health plan’s reach and bring quality care to more vulnerable populations across the state.”

Dr. Hill is an active member of multiple professional organizations which support women executive leaders including Chief and IGNITE. She is also a member of several local, regional and national organizations focused on the industry including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.

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