Joseph Swedish is the Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc., one the nation's largest health benefits companies, with approximately 36 million—or one in nine—Americans covered through its affiliated health plans. WellPoint serves members in 14 states as an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, and Medicaid beneficiaries across 19 states, including those through our Amerigroup subsidiary.
With more than 40 years’ experience in healthcare, Mr. Swedish was named Chief Executive Officer in March 2013. For the past 24 years he has served as Chief Executive Officer for a diverse range of major health systems, and established a record of successfully improving their financial and operational performance. Mr. Swedish most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Health Corporation, a multi-state integrated healthcare delivery system.
Mr. Swedish received his BA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his MS in health administration from Duke University.
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