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Joseph Swedish

Joseph Swedish

Co-Founder & Partner

Mr. Swedish is a Co-Founder and Partner at Concord and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. Mr. Swedish has more than 45 years of healthcare leadership experience. Most recently, Mr. Swedish was Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Anthem, Inc., a Fortune 29 company and the nation’s leading health benefits provider. He also served for more than 25 years as CEO for several major health systems, most recently Trinity Health, a 22-state integrated health care delivery system. Previously, he was President & CEO of Centura Health, Colorado’s largest health system, and formerly served as Division President for Hospital Corporation of America. Mr. Swedish has been extensively recognized for his leadership in the healthcare field. For 12 years in a row, Modern Healthcare named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, ranking in the top 20 of the health sector’s most senior-level executives, high-level government administrators, elected officials, academics, and thoughts-leaders for five consecutive years. In 2016, Mr. Swedish was one of five health care leaders named to Crain Communications’ Top 100 Innovators list. Mr. Swedish’s commitment to education, public service, diversity and inclusion, and better health care for all extends to his numerous board affiliations. He serves on the board of directors for IBM Corporation, CDW, Mesoblast Limited (chairman), and Centrexion Therapeutics. Also, he has served as chairman and is currently a member of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors. Previously, Mr. Swedish served as board chairman of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and chairman of the board, Catholic Health Association, a 600-hospital member organization. He has also held board and advisory positions with American Hospital Association (AHA), Coventry Health Care, Inc., RehabCare Group, Inc., BankFIRST, Cross Country, Inc., National Quality Forum, American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management, and Loyola University Chicago.

 

Mr. Swedish received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his master’s (MHA) degree in health administration from Duke University.