ALBUQUERQUE – John Iacuone, M.D., MBA, has been promoted to Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health Plan.
Dr. Iacuone came to LHP in January 2011 as senior medical director and was later promoted to associate chief medical officer. Since joining the organization, he has been instrumental in guiding efforts to help our community achieve their wellness goals and take ownership of their health. He has been at the forefront of our endeavors to create more opportunities for coordinated care, exceptional technology and member relationships. He has led efforts that resulted in several million dollars in cost avoidance, development of a physician advisory council, supporting the development of innovative value-based insurance designed products, with member and provider engagement.
Dr. Iacuone is from Richmond, Indiana, attending the University of Louisville, and he received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.
In 2005, he enrolled into the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He matriculated in 2007, magna cum laude, with a Masters of Business Administration specializing in Health Care Management.
Dr. Iacuone joined Lovelace Health Plan from The Children’s Hospital of SW Florida in the Lee Memorial Health System, where he served as the executive director and CMO since 2006.
He practiced both general pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology more than 25 years in Lubbock, Texas. During this time, he served as chief of pediatrics, president of the Lubbock Pediatric Society and sat on the board of directors of Methodist Children’s Hospital. He achieved the rank of full professor and director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. As a pediatric hematologist-oncologist, he served as its only principal investigator for the Children’s Oncology Program at Covenant Children’s Hospital until 2006. During that period, he was awarded several research grants, maintained accreditation of the program, and received the “Silver Stirrup Award” from the American Cancer Society for achievement in cancer.
Recently, he has served on the American Hospital Association Maternal and Child Health Governing Council for a three-year term through 2012. He is on the board of directors of St. Joseph Health Charities.