OC’s CalOptima names interim leader as Richard Sanchez retires – Orange County Register


Michael Hunn, a former hospital government with Providence Health & Services within the Greater Los Angeles space, has been named interim chief government officer of CalOptima, the general public company that’s the well being care insurer for the poor and the disabled in Orange County.

Michael Hunn, a longtime hospital government in Southern California, has been named interim chief government of CalOptima, Orange County’s administrator of Medi-Cal well being companies. (Photo courtesy of Michael Hunn)

CalOptima’s board of administrators chosen Hunn on Thursday, Nov. 4, to fill the highest put up to be left vacant with the retirement of Richard Sanchez. Sanchez left his place as director of the Orange County Health Care Agency to hitch CalOptima in April 2020, shortly after the beginning of the coronavirus shutdown. Sanchez began as interim director on the publicly funded CalOptima and have become everlasting CEO solely a yr in the past, in November 2020.

In addition to overseeing administration of well being companies to greater than 850,000 youngsters and adults in Orange County, Hunn, 66, is anticipated to help the eight-member board of administrators find a brand new everlasting chief government. He begins his new place Monday, Nov. 8. He lives in Laguna Niguel.


Hunn heads up an eponymous healthcare advisory service, Hunn Group, that works with medical doctors, hospitals, well being programs and different teams. He was with Providence from 2006 to 2014, and has served on the board of the Hospital Association of Southern California.

CalOptima Board Chairman Andrew Do, who additionally sits on the county’s board of supervisors, mentioned in a information launch, “The Board is confident in Michael’s ability to lead while we conduct a national search for a permanent CEO.”


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