BOSTON – Beacon Health Options (Beacon), the nation’s premier behavioral health management company, announced today that Bill Fandrich has joined the organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In this role, he will direct Beacon’s core operations and introduce operational best practices enterprise-wide. Additionally, he will implement an operational strategy that supports Beacon’s long-term growth and ensures service excellence for clients, provider partners, and most importantly, the individuals Beacon serves.
A 30-year veteran of the health care industry, Mr. Fandrich comes to Beacon from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA), where he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Head of Operations since 2008. He managed more than 2,000 employees and contractors responsible for operational and technology functions. Mr. Fandrich also led the Corporate Project Management Office at BCBSMA. While there, he served on several community and company boards, and in 2010, was named “CIO of the Year” by Mass Technology Leadership Council for the state of Massachusetts. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium’s Delores Mitchell Award for Investing in Information.
Previously, Mr. Fandrich served as the first Chief Informatics Officer for Cigna where he was responsible for launching the company’s market-facing informatics strategy. During his five years at Cigna, he also held senior executive positions in product development and information technology operations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fandrich served as Chief Application Officer and Senior Vice President at Liberty Mutual. He also has held positions at Deloitte and EDS, where he focused on health insurance and medical provider technology solutions. Mr. Fandrich also co-founded a company, Cogentric, Inc., a security and risk management firm, which was sold in 2003.
“Bill will play a key role in positioning Beacon Health Options to deliver superior service to our clients, providers and members. He brings a dynamic combination of leadership skills, extensive operations expertise and a successful track record that will benefit our company in the coming years,” said Beacon Chief Executive Officer Tim Murphy. “Moving forward, we will look to Bill to set a clear operational vision for us as we transform Beacon to meet our important mission of helping those we serve live their lives to the fullest potential.”