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Dr. Andrea Willis recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) is proud to announce that senior vice president and chief medical officer Andrea Willis, MD, MPH, FAAP was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the Women Leaders for 2024. The profiles of all the honorees are featured in the March 11, 2024 issue of MH magazine and online at

Dr. Andrea Willis

This prestigious recognition program acknowledges and honors women executives from all sectors of the healthcare industry for their contributions to care delivery improvement, health equity, policy and gender equity in healthcare leadership.

“Our 2024 honorees for Women Leaders and Rising Stars represent all corners of the industry, including providers, payers, suppliers and associations,” said Mary Ellen Podmolik, editor-in-chief of Modern Healthcare. “These women are working diligently to advance the objectives of their own organizations, with a focus on improving the patient experience. At the same time, they are advocates, tackling equity issues within their own organizations and the broader community.”

At BCBST, Dr. Willis establishes and guides clinical processes that are central to improving the health and well-being of the company’s 3.4 million plan members and oversees medical and pharmacy management, medical policy, quality care initiatives and collaboration with the health care provider community. She is a leader of the organization’s health equity work, including the production of a multidimensional Health Equity Report aimed at raising awareness and improving efforts to address the impact of social factors and disparities on Tennesseans’ overall wellbeing.

For information or questions about the Women Leaders program, please contact:

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