October 2, 1997
Media Contact: Gary Stephenson
Phone: (410)955-5384

Michael A. Thompson has been appointed to the new position of vice president of managed care for Johns Hopkins Medicine.

With twenty years of experience as a senior executive, principally on the payor side of health care, Thompson will provide the overall guidance to manage the infrastructure necessary in an environment increasingly dominated by managed care. He will oversee both the Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation (JHMSC) and Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC), thus avoiding unnecessary duplication, and will report directly to Johns Hopkins Medicine leaders Edward D. Miller, M.D., dean and CEO of Hopkins Medicine, and Ronald R. Peterson, president of The Johns Hopkins Health System and Hospital.

"It is our expectation that Mr. Thompson's leadership in product development and implementation will enable Johns Hopkins to respond to requirements of patients, employers, payors and government agencies," Miller and Peterson said in a letter announcing the appointment.

Reporting to Thompson will be the senior executives responsible for JHHC and JHMSC. They are Jerry Gotthainer, who will continue to serve as chief operating officer of Johns Hopkins HealthCare as well as chief executive officer of Employee Health Plans (EHP) which he has led since its inception, and Bill Kent, newly appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Johns Hopkins Medical Services Corporation. In addition, Nancy Bray, will continue to direct the JHHC Office of Managed Care and also will report to Thompson.

As the first president of Susquehanna Administrators of Maryland, Thompson developed a major third party administrator business from scratch. As a senior vice president of CoreSource, he was responsible for building integrated health care delivery systems in the entire Western U.S. Most recently, he has been a principal and senior vice president with the Aon Consulting Group (formerly Alexander & Alexander).

Thompson lives in Harford County with his wife, Laurie, and two children.

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