Chris Butler

Premier Health creates new executive position

As health systems continue to grow in this region with new construction and expansion of facilities, the health care options for consumers are increasing exponentially.

Premier Health, the area’s largest health system, has created a new executive position to focus its efforts to support patients’ health and wellness throughout their lives, the company said in a statement.

Chris Butler has joined Premier Health in the new role as chief consumer officer.

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Butler previously worked in the banking industry for 15 years, most recently at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he served as senior vice president, consumer segment marketing director.

In his previous roles, Butler led the corporate marketing team in driving differentiated consumer segment strategies. Prior to joining Chase, Butler served at Wells Fargo as the senior vice president, Hispanic segment director.

In his new role, the health system said Butler, who has a background in consumer-driven marketing and customer experience, will better focus Premier Health’s approach in more fully engaging consumers at all stages of their lives. As Premier Health pursues a population health model of care, it seeks to build enhanced consumer loyalty over many years of encounters through various channels, the health system said.

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“We are excited about Chris joining Premier Health,” said Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health. “So much of what drives health care today is patient choice. We want to best position ourselves so that patients know without a doubt that Premier Health is there to support them, whatever health or wellness challenge comes their way.”

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