Dr. Edward McEachern, MD, joins PacificSource Health Plans as Medical Director for Medicare Programs

Former Chief Medical Officer for Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise and innovation.

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Former Chief Medical Officer for Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance brings 30 years of healthcare industry expertise and innovation

(BOISE, Idaho)— PacificSource Health Plans has hired Dr. Edward McEachern, one of the country’s foremost physician executives, as the company’s new Medical Director for Medicare programs.  

In his new role, Dr. McEachern will set PacificSource’s clinical direction, manage operational, logistical, and clinical review activities for the Medicare health services department from its Boise office. Additionally, Dr. McEachern will work closely with PacificSource’s provider partners to strengthen relationships and improve population health management for members in Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

McEachern comes to PacificSource from Saint Alphonsus Health Alliance in Boise, where he was Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Operations. Prior to that, he helmed a venture capital fund that focused on healthcare and previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio.

An associate professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and an assistant professor at Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, McEachern holds six patents, has authored seven books, has published 40 peer-reviewed articles, and has served as a healthcare consultant for the U.S. State Department and Peace Corps, among numerous other achievements.

“Dr. McEachern is a proven leader with a track record for producing not only great results, but innovative, industry-changing solutions” said Ken Provencher, president of PacificSource. “His global healthcare background, knowledge of care coordination, and mastery of quality management will have a positive impact on our provider partnerships and the members and communities that we serve.”

About PacificSource Health Plans:

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving Idaho, Montana, and Oregon. Founded in 1933, PacificSource has offices in Boise, Idaho Falls, and five other Northwest communities. The PacificSource family of companies employs 700 people, serves more than 275,000 individuals, and has 3,900 employer clients throughout the Northwest. PacificSource Community Health Plans is a subsidiary of PacificSource Health Plans and markets Medicare Advantage products under the name PacificSource Medicare. For more information visit pacificsource.com.