For Immediate Release:
October 15, 2012
Cynthia Cunningham Wicks named President of Southcoast Physicians Network
In her role new role, Wicks will provide leadership and oversight of all financial and operational aspects of Southcoast Physicians Network. She will also play a key role in the ongoing growth and development of Southcoast's accountable care organization.
"Cynthia brings exceptional expertise, years of experience and strategic vision to lead Southcoast Physicians Network as Southcoast continues to invest in building the region's broadest integrated care network to care for the health of our communities," said Keith A. Hovan, President and CEO of Southcoast Health System and Southcoast Hospitals Group.
Before joining Southcoast, Wicks was Vice President of Healthcare Network Strategy for Capital District Physicians' Health Plan in Albany, N.Y., where she was responsible for establishing and executing provider network strategy, developing new payment models, and leading staff directly engaged in provider contract negotiations, credentialing, system set up and day-to-day relationship management. Prior to that, Wicks previously held the position of Senior Vice President of Operations for One Call Medical Inc., Parsippany, N.J.
Wicks received a Master in Finance from Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center in Hartford, Conn., a Master in Health Administration from Duke University in Durham, N.C., and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa.
Wicks resides in Marion with her husband, Kurt, and their two children.