Primaria collaborates with primary care physicians to maximize success in a changing healthcare environment. We have brought back the philosophy that the care comes first. Our goal: to be the largest, highest performing primary care-led network in central Indiana.
Primaria was formed through a partnership with VillageMD and Community Health Network and is headquartered in Indianapolis. Primaria supports a rapidly growing group of primary care partners throughout the 38 counties of central Indiana. The Primaria leadership team is comprised of experienced clinicians and dedicated experts in primary care, health plan management, and population management.
Bryan Mills was appointed president and chief executive officer of Community Health Network on May 1, 2009. He had served as CEO of Visionary Enterprises Inc. (VEI), a for-profit affiliate within Community, from 1992 to 2009. Mills began his career with Community Health Network in 1985 as controller for Community Hospital North.
Besides his role with Community Health Network, Mills is very active in the local community. He serves on the boards of directors of United Way of Central Indiana, Indiana Hospital Association, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Indianapolis Coalition for Patient Safety, Butler University Board of Trustees, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.
Mills is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Noblesville, where he is a Sunday school teacher. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville and the advisory board of the Lilly Boys & Girls Club. He holds a bachelor of science in Accounting from Ball State University. Bryan and his wife, Cathie (Hahn) Mills, will celebrate 30 years of Marriage in November of this year. They have four sons and two grandsons.
Tim is Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for VillageMD. In this role, Tim evangelizes the vision of a primary care-led healthcare delivery system that brings superior clinical results to the communities where VillageMD works. Prior to VillageMD, Tim has held numerous senior executive positions across the healthcare spectrum, all focused on empowering healthcare providers to bring value to the market through accountable care and population management. Tim obtained degrees from both Cornell University and Michigan State University, and now resides in Chicago, Illinois.
Jeff is the President and a Founding Partner of LHD Benefit Advisors. He works primarily with large employers and is an expert in the areas of managed care network evaluation, disease management, and utilization management.
Jeff has extensive experience in a variety of projects with large employers that include benefit plan strategy development, insurance carrier and plan administrator evaluation, vendor and managed care plan renewal negotiations, managed care network evaluation, health plan utilization analysis, flexible benefit plan design and administration, health plan benefit design issues influencing utilization patterns, mergers and acquisition transitions and employee benefit communications.
Prior to becoming a principal of LHD Benefit Advisors, Jeff served as the head of the employee benefit practice at William M. Mercer, Incorporated in Indianapolis. Earlier in his career, Jeff worked in the marketing department at The Travelers Insurance Co. and as the Director of Marketing for Prudential Health Plans in Indiana and Southwest Ohio.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in management from Iowa State University and his master’s degree in business administration at Butler University.
Robert Hillman is a 30+ year veteran of the health insurance and managed care industry. In 2007, he was named President and General Manager of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana. Anthem is the largest health benefits company in the state, with nearly 4,500 associates serving more than 3 million members.
Prior to becoming Anthem’s president, Rob held various sales and operations management positions in his career, including Vice President of Sales for Acordia Financial Industry Benefits; Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Acordia of Northeast Indiana; Regional Sales Director for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana; and Regional Vice President of Anthem’s Large Group Sales.
Hillman is currently the chairman of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the board of Special Olympics of Indiana, United Way of Central Indiana, the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, and the Indianapolis 500 Festival Committee.
He is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science from the Krannert School of Management. He has also earned the Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Health Consultant professional designations.
Hillman enjoys sports, reading and spending time with his wife Melissa, their three daughters and six grandchildren.
Tim Hobbs, M.D., MBA, is chief physician executive for Community Health Network. He provides clinical leadership across a continuum of care that includes eight hospitals, more than 200 physician offices and ambulatory sites of care, along with home care services. Prior to being named Community’s chief physician executive, Dr. Hobbs served as the first CEO of Community Physicians of Indiana, now known as Community Physician Network, the state’s largest primary care medical group. He is an experienced family practice physician who began his career in 1981.
Prior to joining Community Physician Network as medical director in 2001, Dr. Hobbs had been a family practitioner with Anderson Family Health Specialists since 1992. He maintained family practices in Anderson from 1983 to 1992 and in Elwood for two years prior to that. Dr. Hobbs served as chief of family practice, medical staff president and chief of staff for Community Hospital Anderson, and was medical director for MedPrime Anderson, LLC, between 1997 and 2003. He also served as a member of Community’s board of directors from 1989 to 1998.
Dr. Hobbs earned an undergraduate degree from Anderson University in 1974 and graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine four years later. He completed his residency at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. In 2004, he earned a master’s in business administration from Anderson University. He is board certified with the American Academy of Family Practice.
Mr. Stratton is the President and CEO of Primaria Health LLC. Doug served as the Executive Director of Accountable Care at Community Health Network prior to accepting his position with Primaria. He also served as the President of Healthcare Management Consulting, and CEO of its parent corporation, Executive Management Consultants Inc. prior to his engagement with Community Health Network. He consulted extensively with States, Insurers, Employers and Healthcare Organizations on health issues and programs across the county. He is the past Chairman of Board of the National Association of State Comprehensive Health Insurance Plans, and served as the Consulting Director for 4 Indiana State sponsored healthcare programs.
Doug builds trusted relationships across the healthcare system. He models and sets the company’s culture, values, and behavior. And has overall responsibility for creating, planning, implementing and integrating the strategic direction of Primaria.
Frank has over 14 years of healthcare experience working with leading academic medical centers, pediatric hospitals, community hospitals, and multi-facility health systems. He has led large implementation engagements focusing on improving patient access to care, scheduling standardization, case management technologies, staffing realignment, length of stay (LOS) improvement, and perioperative process redesign.
Frank is accountable for Primaria’s operational execution and successful financial results. He coordinates the monitoring of network performance and implementation of improvements that increase provider adoption and value to align with our enhanced reimbursement structures.
Tom has served in the capacities of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer in large multispecialty medical group practices. In addition to leading medical groups, Tom has been responsible for the implementation and oversight of value based healthcare strategies in Indiana for Anthem. Tom has also created multiple primary care IPA’s and operated a consulting practice specializing in physician practice merger and integration.
Tom develops Primaria’s partnerships with physicians, hospitals, health plans, and other provider entities. Tom is an experienced, growth-oriented healthcare executive committed to value creation and health system innovation beginning at the primary care-patient relationship.
Tom has been active in Medical Group Management, American Medical Group Association, American College of Medical Practice Executives, has served on the Indiana Governor’s Task Force on Health Care Labor Force Development, has been a guest lecturer at the IU School of Medicine Physician Executive MBA program, and a mentor for area MHA students.
Andrea has over 16 years of healthcare experience working in and operating post-acute care centers. She has extensive experience working within alternate payment models such as Accountable Care Organizations and bundle payment models. Andrea has served as guest speaker at multiple conferences and hospital workshops, educating on how post-acute care works in conjunction with these new payment models.
Andrea works with independent physicians in central Indiana to provide resources, strategies, and population health management to allow them to be as successful as possible while remaining independent.
For over 18 years, Jamie has worked in various patient care settings, case management, occupational health, and ambulatory care. The care teams that she has managed have been focused on chronic disease education and quality improvements.
Jamie is responsible for the development, deployment, and ongoing operation of care navigation services and standards. She oversees multi-disciplinary care teams and collaborates with Primaria’s operations and analytic teams to successfully execute quality outcomes in the primary care clinic setting. She implements change and process enhancements to reinforce excellence in outcomes-based performance.
Christy’s 20 years of healthcare experience includes working with providers and health care systems. Prior to joining Primaria, she worked with provider partners to develop and implement value based contracting strategies.
Christy is responsible for leading the performance of the Population Health Operations team to execute against key business objectives and strategic initiatives. She also collaborates to design, monitor, and continually improve the processes that support Primaria network providers.
Bianca has over 11 years of healthcare experience in operations and analytics. Bianca managed ambulatory clinic operations for a large cardiovascular surgery practice, and electronic medical record implementations in specialty and primary care settings. Most recently she directed analytic activities for clinically integrated provider networks, using clinical and claims data to enable patient care management activities, support provider engagement, and report on performance.
Bianca is responsible for data analysis and reporting in support of Primaria’s Care Navigation and Population Health Operation goals. She collaborates with teams to develop analytic insights that lead to actionable interventions and measurable performance.