Christina Barrington, Pharma. D., named Vice President of Pharmacy Programs of Priority Health

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – June 12, 2017) Priority Health, one of Michigan’s largest health plans, announced that Christina Barrington has been named the new vice president of pharmacy programs. Barrington will be responsible for setting the strategy for the pharmacy operations to clearly align with the organization’s vision and mission.

“With pharmacy being a key driver of overall health care cost trends, it is critical that we have exceptional leadership in place,” said Dr. James Forshee, chief medical director for Priority Health. “With her passion for driving excellence, I am confident that Christina will continue to identify initiatives for Priority Health to provide quality and affordable pharmacy benefits.”

Barrington brings more than 20 years of managed care experience to Priority Health. Most recently, she served as the senior director of clinical quality management for OptumRx in Schaumburg, IL. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing and setting the strategic direction for the quality oversite of clinical programs and services. Her research on the impact of value-based benefit designs was featured across several national medical journals. Barrington serves as president of the Midwest Affiliate of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy. She earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and completed her residency in Clinical Pharmacy Practice at University Medical Center in Florida.

About Priority Health:

With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering a broad portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than a million members each year, and offering a network that includes 97 percent of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Priority Health is the smart choice for people seeking affordable, quality health insurance.