Physicians Health Plan names Dennis Reese President and CEO

Published: Nov. 17, 2014

Dennis J. Reese, CPA, a veteran in the health care finance field, has been appointed as the new President and CEO for Lansing-based Physicians Health Plan, a Sparrow subsidiary.

Reese has 29 years of experience as a senior executive in finance, operations, and strategy formulation, and took on the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer at PHP in November 2013.

“Dennis and his entire team have done an outstanding job at PHP,” said Sparrow President and CEO Dennis Swan. “We are thrilled to have him formally assume this role. His extensive experience and leadership style will help PHP continue to grow and provide outstanding products and service.”

While serving in the Interim role, Reese has led the team to improved financial and operational performance, enhanced integration with Sparrow, upgrades in information systems, the launch of new Medicaid products and entrance into the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Previously, Reese served as CFO for Martins Point HealthCare in Portland, Maine; Vice President and CFO for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, NW in Portland, Ore.; and CFO for Priority Health in Grand Rapids. He has also held executive level positions with Coventry, United Healthcare, and several hospital/physician practice groups.

Reese earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting from Pennsylvania State University, and has served as a Board Member for the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Oregon Medical Insurance Pool, Cornerstone Alliance, and Healthy Berrien Consortium.

PHP provides high-quality health care coverage to more than 70,000 members and 300 employers across Michigan.