Co-Founder & Partner
Joe Swedish is a Co-Founder and Partner at Concord and a member of the Fund’s Investment Committee and has more than 45 years of healthcare leadership executive experience.
Most recently, Mr. Swedish was Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Anthem, Inc., a company ranked 29th among Fortune 500 companies in 2018 and a leading health benefits provider. Prior to his time at Anthem, 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 held CEO and senior leadership positions with Centura Health and Hospital Corporation of America and served as CEO and a senior executive in health systems representing the full spectrum of provider services.
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, also ranking Mr. Swedish in the top 20 of the health sector’s most senior-level executives, high-level government administrators, elected officials, academics, and thought-leaders for six consecutive years. In 2016, Mr. Swedish was one of five health care leaders named to Crain Communications’ Top 100 Innovators list. He is also a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Rocky Mountain Region, regarded by many as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country.
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, Proteus Digital Health, 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 for the Catholic Health Association.
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, the AHA Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management as chairman, and Loyola University Chicago.
Mr. Swedish received his B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his Masters in Health Administration from Duke University.