Senior vice president, health management
As senior vice president of health management, Garrett Black leads network management, health economics, medical affairs and integrated health management.
Black joined Blue Cross in 2010 as vice president of network management, a role in which he led the overall development and implementation of Blue Cross’ provider relationship and contracting strategy.
Immediately prior to Blue Cross, Black served as chief strategy officer for Children’s Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota, overseeing strategy, business development and the organization’s centers of excellence. Before his work at Children’s, Black was system director for strategic development at Allina Health, where he grew Allina’s provider network by integrating multiple community medical groups into the Allina system. Black’s experience also includes several years in consulting where he advised hospitals, physician practices and integrated delivery systems across the country on strategy, service development and financial planning.
Black earned his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee and holds both an MBA and an MHA from the University of Minnesota.