Health Innovator Dr. Trent Haywood Joins Zing Health as Chief Medical Officer

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Experienced health administrator Trent Haywood, MD, JD, has been named chief medical officer of Zing Health, a Chicago-based provider of Medicare Advantage plans.

Previously, Dr. Haywood served as senior vice president in the Office of Clinical Affairs and chief medical officer for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, representing the BCBS system on clinical matters affecting its more than 106 million members. During his tenure, he led the development of medical policy, technology platforms, and clinical programs.

“Dr. Haywood is a true clinician executive with deep experience in technology and population health innovation,” said Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, Zing Health’s CEO. “During his 20-plus year career in healthcare, Dr. Haywood has focused on improving population health, and his values align perfectly with Zing Health’s mission to address social determinants of health at scale.”

Seasoned Leader Shaped Public and Private Healthcare Innovations

In his Blue Cross and Blue Shield role, Dr. Haywood oversaw the National Council of Physician Executives and founded and served as the president of the BCBS Institute, which utilizes business practices and strategic business collaborations to address social determinants of health.

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