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Media Contact: Cheryl Monkhouse
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cheryl.monkhouse@bcbsga.com

Mark Kishel, M.D., FAAP, Named Medical Director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia

ATLANTA – August 31, 2011 – Mark Kishel, M.D., FAAP, has been named Medical Director for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa), effective today. Dr. Kishel served as BCBSGa’s Medical Director from 1993 to 2001. He will be responsible for leading, developing, directing and implementing clinical and non-clinical activities that impact health care quality cost and outcomes. 
 
Prior to joining BCBSGA, Dr. Kishel worked in the public health sector, and held executive leadership roles with hospitals, healthcare companies, medical groups and insurance carriers, including Coventry Health Care of Georgia.

“Dr. Kishel has unique strengths in identifying strategic opportunities, and applying his energy and drive toward making changes that secure positive results,” said Morgan Kendrick, President, BCBSGa. “We enthusiastically welcome him back to the BCBSGa family.”

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association® . The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  Additional information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia is available at www.bcbsga.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinInBCBSGa, visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin or check out the Our Health Connects Us campaign site at http://connects.bcbsga.com/.

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