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James J. Agnew

VP Strategy & Corporate
Development, Humana
Jim Agnew

James J. Agnew

VP Strategy & Corporate
Development, Humana

Biography

Jim Agnew brings more than 30 years of executive leadership to Humana providing a unique blend of healthcare operations, financial, and M&A expertise that has been tested in both the not-for-profit and investor-owned segments of the healthcare industry. Jim is responsible for expanding Humana’s growth strategy through strategic partnerships with US health care providers aligned with Humana’s mission and enterprise initiatives. In this leadership role Jim leads Humana’s team responsible for the sourcing, evaluation and developments of growth strategies including entry into new markets, mergers& acquisitions and joint ventures that support the evolution toward emerging value-based clinical and business relationships between payers and providers. Over the course of his career Jim has led negotiations for acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and reconfigurations that have contributed to the outstanding performance improvement of organizations such as; Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Bon Secours Health System, Baxter Healthcare, AtlantiCare/Geisinger, Partners Healthcare, BJC Healthcare, Cedars Sinai, Adventist Health and Yale-New Haven Health System. His portfolio of transactions include projects exceeding $2 billion in size, to projects with smaller provider organizations designed to insure financial stability and mission effectiveness of community providers. In addition, he has developed and implemented innovative health system strategies to improve both clinical and economic performance across the entire health care delivery continuum. He continues to focus his efforts on supporting healthcare boards and leadership teams in identifying and executing strategic options and financial performance improvement to ensure long-term mission and financial sustainability. Prior to Humana Jim held senior leadership positions with Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) and the Bon Secours Health System and served as a Partner in Navigant Consulting’s health practice. In each role Jim’s functional accountability included development and oversight of mergers and acquisitions; financial/operational turnaround activity; service line development and strategic investments and joint ventures with provider organizations, payers; and strategic business partners. Jim received a BS from Villanova University and MBA from Seton Hall University. Jim is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has served as recurring guest lecturer at graduate business programs at John Hopkins, Boston University, Duke University and numerous AHA, ACHE and HFMA national events. Jim previously served as a Maryland state board member of Special Olympics and participates in Boston Habitat for Humanity and the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

 

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