PROVIDENCE, RI – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) has named Kevin Splaine, a healthcare executive with nearly 25 years of experience working with hospitals and health systems, executive vice president of care integration and management. In this role, Splaine will lead the network management, pharmacy and care integration teams to drive BCBSRI’s efforts to make healthcare more affordable for Rhode Islanders. He will also focus on partnering with providers to transform delivery systems while advancing quality of care, utilization management, pharmacy operations and clinical initiatives. “Kevin brings a deep experience working in provider systems and designing payment models to facilitate integration and innovation,” said Kim Keck, BCBSRI president and CEO. “Our commitment to improving access to high-quality affordable healthcare for Rhode Islanders defines Blue Cross as a local company dedicated to all the communities we serve. Kevin’s experience in delivering population health approaches will advance Blue Cross’ efforts on partnering with providers to transform the delivery system and create innovative new payment models. Splaine has held senior leadership roles at national and regional health systems, including Michigan-based Trinity Health, which spans 22 states with 93 hospitals and 109 continuing care locations, Spectrum Health, which is comprised of 12 hospitals. Splaine also served as the chief operating officer and chief strategy officer for Penn State Hershey Health System. “I was drawn to this role at BCBSRI because of its commitment to making healthcare simpler and more affordable to Rhode Island residents,” said Splaine. “Rhode Island’s size lends itself to being a unique environment where we can drive meaningful change in how healthcare is delivered.” A Massachusetts native, Splaine earned a bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. About BCBSRI Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (bcbsri.com) is a non-profit, community-focused health plan founded in 1939 to help Rhode Islanders finance their healthcare needs. Today, that’s still a big part of what we’re all about. We are committed to improving the health and peace of mind of our more than 400,000 members by facilitating their access to affordable, high-quality healthcare. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of our customers and of the people of Rhode Island by improving their health for generations to come. We are an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.