MILWAUKEE (10/12/2011) - Ronald Nakamura has joined Children's Hospital and Health System as director of Managed Care/Contracting. In this role, Nakamura will be responsible for the oversight of all managed care activities including strategic planning, contract negotiations, employer, broker and health plan relationship development, analysis and implementation of the system's contract portfolio.
Prior to joining Children's Hospital and Health System, Nakamura served as director of managed care contracting at Froedert Health, Inc. in Milwaukee. Nakamura also has held executive management and consulting positions with United Healthcare of Wisconsin, Zimmerman & Associates and Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill.
Nakamura earned a bachelor's degree in health information management from the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and a master of business administration degree from the School of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Nakamura also is a registered health information administrator.
About Children's Hospital and Health System
Children's Hospital and Health System is the region's only independent health care system dedicated solely to the health and well-being of children. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the health system's flagship member, is recognized as one of the leading pediatric health care centers in the United States, named one of America's Best Children's Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report. Other health system entities include Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, Children's Medical Group, Children's Physician Group, Children's Specialty Group, Children's Service Society of Wisconsin, Children's Health Education Center, Children's Research Institute and Children's Community Health Plan. In 2010, the health system invested more than $105 million back into the community to improve the health status of children through medical care, advocacy, education and pediatric medical research. For more information visit the website at chw.org.