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VillageMD Welcomes Jim Murray as President & Chief Operating Officer

Apr 10, 2024 9:47:52 AM | News VillageMD Welcomes Jim Murray as President & Chief Operating Officer

CHICAGO April 10, 2024 – VillageMD announced today that Jim Murray has joined the organization as its president & chief operating officer (COO) effective April 1. In this role, Murray will lead operations across the entire VillageMD enterprise, including for its three key business units, Village Medical, Summit Health and CityMD. VillageMD is one of the largest providers of value-based care in the United States and additionally serves millions of patients with primary, urgent and multi-specialty care services.

Murray is an established healthcare executive with more than four decades of experience, most recently as COO and chief transformation officer of Centene, a Fortune 25 company that serves more than 27.5 million managed care lives. Prior, Murray was the president and COO of behavioral health leader Magellan Health, which Centene acquired in 2022.

“Jim is a consummate operations leader, one whose expertise will help all of our businesses reach their potential and continue to establish VillageMD as a critical part of the care delivery system in our markets,” said Tim Barry, CEO and Chair of VillageMD. “We have laid important groundwork to become one of the nation’s leading care platforms by providing high-quality, compassionate care with our patients’ best interests at the center. Jim will help advance us to next level of clinical, financial and operational performance. We are committed to our mission and thrilled Jim is part of our journey.”

Murray’s healthcare experience extends into managed care and the delivery side of health care. Prior to Centene and Magellan, Murray held executive roles at Humana for 28 years, most recently as executive vice president and COO. During his tenure at Humana, Murray was responsible for Medicare, Medicaid, commercial and Tricare, and launching Humana’s care delivery businesses. During Murray’s tenure, he helped build Humana to become a national organization that serves more than 17 million Americans.

“VillageMD is on an exciting trajectory to transform healthcare and I’m looking forward to working with the innovative teams dedicated to helping patients live longer and healthier lives in the communities Village serves,” said Murray.