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Eugene Sun Named Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico

March 27, 2012

Albuquerque, NM — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico announces Eugene F. Sun, MD, M.B.A., has been hired as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, effective March 26, 2012. Dr. Sun is responsible for the development and clinical oversight of our health care managed programs. In addition, Dr. Sun will maintain and enhance effective relationships with physicians, hospitals, and medical service companies.

Dr. Sun is board certified in internal medicine and is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque. After completing medical school at the University of New Mexico, he completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He has broad experience in health care administration, pharmaceuticals, and managed care, including the New Mexico Medicaid program. He has worked with Kaiser Permanente, Regence Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Pacificare, and Merck. Most recently, Dr. Sun was CMO for Molina Healthcare of New Mexico.

"We are pleased that Dr. Sun has joined the Blue Cross management team," said Kurt Shipley, Interim Executive Director and Vice President of New Mexico Programs and Network Management. "Dr. Sun, who has been highly visible in the state's Medicaid program, is an excellent choice for this position. He is well-known and respected for his strategic thinking, innovative ideas, and his leadership skills."

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico:
With 300,000 members and serving another 100,000 New Mexicans through the nationwide BlueCard® Program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is the largest commercial membership health insurer in New Mexico. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSNM is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.


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