Priority Health executive to serve as president of national pharmacy board

Priority Health executive to serve as president of national pharmacy board




Priority Health executive to serve as president of national pharmacy board

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Christina Barrington, vice president of pharmacy programs at Priority Health, will serve as president-elect of the 2023-2024 Board of Directors for the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP). She will then serve as president of the Board of Directors in 2024-2025.

AMCP is a professional organization dedicated to improving patient health by ensuring access to high-quality, cost-effective medications and other therapies. Barrington currently serves on the AMCP Board of Directors as treasurer and chair of the finance committee; she has also served three terms as president for the AMCP Midwest Affiliate.

“As a longtime member of the AMCP board, I am honored to be elected to serve as president-elect and president to help advance the academy’s strategic direction,” said Barrington. “I deeply believe in the academy’s mission to find ways to help patients get the medications they need at a cost they can afford.”

At Priority Health, Barrington is responsible for setting strategy for the pharmacy division and plays a key role in forecasting pharmacy trends and implementing innovative programs to manage and promote the strategic vision of Priority Health. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in Missouri and completed her residency in clinical pharmacy practice at University Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Barrington formerly served as a member of the 2016 URAC Measures Advisory and Research Group, and as a board member for the Illinois Foundation for Quality Health Care, and on the National Diabetes Education Panel.

Barrington will be sworn in at AMCP 2023 March 21-24 in San Antonio Texas.

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About Priority Health:

With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering an extensive portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than one million members each year and offering a broad network of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Learn more about affordable, quality health coverage options from Priority Health.

About Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP):

AMCP’s diverse membership of pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and professionals in life sciences and biopharmaceutical companies leverage their specialized expertise in clinical evidence and economics to optimize medication benefit design and population health management and help patients access cost-effective and safe medications and other drug therapies. AMCP members improve the lives of nearly 300 million Americans served by private and public health plans, pharmacy benefit management firms, and emerging care models.

Contacts

Dottie Barnes | (616) 446-3981 | dottie.barnes@priorityhealth.com