BALTIMORE, MD (June 11, 2012) -The Governor's office announced today that Dr. Craig Tanio has been named as Chair of the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) effective on July 1, 2012. Dr. Tanio replaces Dr. Marilyn Moon the current Chair who will continue to serve as a Commissioner.
Dr. Tanio brings a wealth of experience to the position of Commission Chair. Craig was formerly a Partner at McKinsey & Company, the leading global management consulting firm. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer for Baltimore Medical System, one of the largest and most prominent federally qualified community health centers in the state of Maryland. Craig now serves as the Chief Medical Officer at ChenMed, a growing physician group that has created a new care delivery model that emphasizes preventive and primary care for low to moderate-income seniors and has expanded to four states in the Southeast. Dr. Tanio is a part-time Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Senior Fellow in the Department of Health Policy at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Tanio resides in Baltimore County.
"Dr. Tanio's expertise working with safety net providers, consulting with health care organizations, and developing new delivery models for primary care will be particularly valuable to Maryland in this time of change in the health care system," said Governor Martin O'Malley. "I would like to thank Dr. Moon for her service as Chair for the last five years."
"I thank Dr. Moon for her exemplary and continued service with the Commission," said Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Secretary for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. "I look forward to working with Dr. Tanio and the Commission as we create new innovative partnerships to advance health in Maryland."
In addition to serving as Chair of the Commission, Dr. Tanio will also serve as a member of the Governor's Health Reform Coordinating Council. This organization was established by a Governor O'Malley's Executive Order to coordinate the implementation of health care reform, develop consensus and provide direction on the State's health care reform policies.
The Maryland Health Care Commission is an independent regulatory agency whose mission is to plan for health system needs, promote informed decision-making, increase accountability, and improve access in a rapidly changing health care environment by providing timely and accurate information on availability, cost, and quality of services to policy makers, purchasers, providers and the public. The Commission's vision for Maryland is to ensure that informed consumers hold the health care system accountable and have access to affordable and appropriate health care services through programs that serve as models for the nation.