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Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D., Named President of Blue Cross And Blue Shield of Oklahoma


Joseph R. Cunningham, M.D., has been selected as the incoming president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK).  Dr. Cunningham replaces BCBSOK President Ted Haynes who will raetire on Jan. 1, 2019, after a 20-year tenure. 

“I have very much enjoyed leading BCBSOK for the past six years,” Haynes said. “We’ve made great strides in forging stronger relationships with Oklahoma’s tribal nations and state government, as well as reaching potential customers and members across all 77 counties of Oklahoma. Dr. Cunningham is committed to these same priorities and understands the critical role we play in providing our members with security and stability. He will serve BCBSOK and its members well.”

Dr. Cunningham has been with BCBSOK for nearly 11 years, serving as the chief medical officer for the past nine years with responsibility over Health Care Delivery. He has advanced many important initiatives and played pivotal roles in joint efforts with key stakeholders across the state and the health care industry. Through Dr. Cunningham’s leadership, BCBSOK is working more closely with hospital systems and other providers to reduce the costs of medical care while improving quality. He will serve as the tenth president in BCBSOK’s 78-year history.

“I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to follow Ted Haynes and continue the successes BCBSOK has had during his leadership,” Dr. Cunningham said.

Haynes will continue to serve in a leadership role, working closely with Dr. Cunningham on a comprehensive transition plan until his retirement.

Updated 10-15-2018

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