Harmony Health Plan Inc., a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans Inc, has named Dr. Traci Powell as behavioral health medical director, a new position for the company.
Powell will oversee the integration of behavioral health into all areas of the health plan and collaborate with providers to identify best clinical practices and improve quality of care.
"Dr. Powell has an extensive health care background with broad experience in government health plan operations and clinical medicine," Robin Jones, medical director for the Harmony Health Plan, said. "Her leadership will be instrumental in ensuring our members receive the integrated, whole-person care they need to live better, healthier lives."
Powell served as the behavioral health medical director at Molina Healthcare of Illinois. She has significant clinical experience, as well as time in private practice and as a staff psychiatrist at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and Hartgrove Hospital, both in Chicago.
"I am honored to be a part of Harmony's efforts to collaborate with the state, providers and community partners to help our members receive the care and services they need to achieve and maintain optimal health," Powell said.