For Immediate Release
April 21, 2011
GHP names new medical director
DANVILLE, PA Q. Thomas Novinger, M.D., Mountain Top, has been promoted to regional medical director at Geisinger Health Plan. In his new position, Novinger provides leadership in the medical management of all Health Plan members in Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties. In addition, Novinger will also work with other Health Plan departments including sales, provider network development, medical home and wellness to coordinate regional growth and development. Novinger will also continue his work in medical informatics at the Health Plan.
Novinger has been an employee of Geisinger Health System since 1984. He first served as the chairman of the department of pediatrics and then as the physician coordinator for utilization management and quality improvement at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. In 1986, Novinger began his career at Geisinger Health Plan. During his tenure he has served as an assistant medical director, a medical director of utilization management and most recently as medical director of health services and medical informatics.
He obtained his bachelor of science degree from Bucknell University in 1973 and a doctorate in medicine from Jefferson Medical College in 1977. Novinger completed his pediatric residency at Geisinger Medical Center, in Danville. Most recently, he received his master’s degree in business administration through the University of Massachusetts.
Geisinger Health Plan, begun in 1985, is headquartered in Danville, PA and is one of the nation’s largest rural HMOs. GHP is currently the top-rated plan in Pennsylvania and #5 in the country, according to National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-11-Private list. The plan serves approximately 270,000 members in 42 counties. Coverage is available for businesses of all sizes, individuals and families, and Medicare beneficiaries. For more information, please visit www.thehealthplan.com.
For more information, please contact
Amy Bowen, Public Relations Coordinator, (570) 271-8135