MemorialCare President and CEO is New Chairman of Healthcare Leadership Council

WASHINGTON – Barry Arbuckle, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of MemorialCare, a leading non-profit integrated health system in southern California, has been named chairman of the Healthcare Leadership Council, an alliance of leading healthcare companies from all health sectors.

Dr. Arbuckle succeeds Neil de Crescenzo, president and chief executive officer of Change Healthcare as the organization’s chairman. HLC chairs serve two-year terms.

Under Dr. Arbuckle’s leadership, MemorialCare – which has over 200 sites of care and more than 12,000 employees — has experienced unprecedented growth and is considered an industry leader in evidence-based medicine, value-based provider networks, and innovative partnerships. He is the past chair of the California Hospital Association, March of Dimes-California, and the Integrated Healthcare Association.

“We are fortunate to have a visionary leader like Barry Arbuckle, with a sustained record of success in delivering quality healthcare, leading our organization,” said HLC president Mary R. Grealy. “What he has built at MemorialCare aligns with our objectives – bringing greater value to the healthcare system, utilizing data to advance quality and cost-efficiency, and strengthening population health while meeting the needs of underserved communities.”

“It’s an honor to chair Healthcare Leadership Council with priorities in providing access to health coverage for the uninsured, accelerating growth of health information technology, and reforming healthcare payment systems to incentivize quality and positive patient outcomes,” says Dr. Arbuckle. “Its goals also include improving patient safety, addressing healthcare’s workforce shortage, and developing patient privacy rules to protect confidentiality while enabling necessary information flow to health professionals and medical researchers.”

Members of the Healthcare Leadership Council include AdventHealth, Aetna, a CVS Health Company, AmerisourceBergen, Amgen, AMN Healthcare, Anthem, Ascension, Atrium Health, Baxter, Biogen, BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Bristol Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, Change Healthcare, City of Hope, Cleveland Clinic, Connective Rx, Cotiviti, Epic, Fairview Health Services, Genentech, Guardant, Health Management Systems, IQVIA, Johnson & Johnson, LabCorp, Leidos, Magellan Health, Mallinckrodt, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic, McKesson Corporation, Medidata Solutions, Medtronic, MemorialCare Health System, Merck, Mount Sinai Health System, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NorthShore University Health System, Pfizer, Premier healthcare alliance, SCAN Health Plan, Senior Helpers, SSM Health, Stryker, Surescripts, Teladoc Health, Texas Health Resources, Tivity Health, Vineti, Vizient, and ZS Associates.




For Immediate Release
February 18, 2021
Contact: Kelly Fernandez  202-449-3452