David “Deke” Ellwanger has joined Intercede Health as a Senior V.P. of Development and President of Plan Operations in support of Intercede Health’s acquisition strategy and expansion of its network of capital partners.
Mr. Ellwanger has experience in heavy manufacturing and trucking, but has spent the last 31 years in the healthcare industry. He most recently was the President of Hospital Systems and Physicians for Healthways, the country’s largest population health management company. Deke was also President of HealthSpring, COO for Windsor Health Plans, and a Regional Vice President for Aetna’s second largest market. He built or acquired over 15 HMOs for Aetna.
In addition, he has operated physician practices as well as working in the hospital setting. Deke was part of three separate executive teams successfully taking three companies public.
According to Philip Sanger, M.D., “ Deke and I worked together at HealthSpring and I was immediately impressed with him. We are very fortunate to have someone as talented and as experienced as Deke join our team here at Intercede.”
Mr. Ellwangers appointment begins on August 1, 2016.