Sanford Health has named Tommy Ibrahim, M.D., MBA, the new president and CEO of Sanford Health Plan.
Dr. Ibrahim most recently served as president and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network in Cooperstown, New York.
While at Bassett, he led transformational change to establish an integrated care delivery system that provides exceptional health care services to rural and underserved communities.
“Dr. Ibrahim brings valuable leadership experience and clinical expertise to the role as we seek to unlock the full potential of an integrated, provider-sponsored health plan within our system for the benefit of our patients and members,” said Bill Gassen, Sanford Health president and CEO.
“He shares our organization’s values and is committed to working with the strong team of operators at Sanford Health Plan to transform the care experience for all those we have the privilege of serving.”
Sanford Health Plan is a provider-owned health insurance plan that is part of Sanford Health’s integrated system of care. Part of one of the largest nonprofit, rural health systems in the country, Sanford Health Plan leads the region in affordable, sustainable health coverage in an evolving health care landscape.
Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Sanford Health Plan provides coverage to more than 220,000 members.
Dr. Ibrahim is familiar with Sanford Health. At the 2023 Summit on the Future of Rural Health Care in Sioux Falls, he shared his perspective on the role of health system leaders in shaping the way patients and residents in rural communities experience health care.
“Sanford Health’s determination to transform the health care experience for its patients and residents is incredibly inspiring, and that is what led me to this role,” said Dr. Ibrahim. “The opportunity to help shape the future of health care in rural America is a privilege I do not take for granted, and I cannot wait to help advance this significant work.”
Dr. Ibrahim received his doctor of medicine degree from St. Christopher’s College of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, an academic affiliate of Johns Hopkins. He holds a master of business administration degree from Columbia University and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a fellow in Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Ibrahim succeeds John Snyder who is retiring this year. Snyder will stay on in an advisory role as Dr. Ibrahim transitions into his new position.
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