September 15, 2020
David Wagner Named COO of MJHS Health System
Senior Executive to Assume Newly Created Role Effective September 15, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Audrey Waters, (718) 759-4677; firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW YORK—MJHS Health System today announced that effective immediately, David
Wagner assumes the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the not-for-profit
organization. In this capacity, he will lead both the provider and payor sides of our system.
Wagner will retain his title of President of MJHS Health Plans, a position he has held since
February 2019. The health plans are a member of the MJHS family, and include Elderplan, for
Medicare and Dual Eligible beneficiaries, and its managed long-term care plan, HomeFirst.
Alexander S. Balko remains President and CEO of MJHS Health System.
“Under David’s leadership, Elderplan underwent a significant turnaround,” said Alexander S.
Balko, President and CEO of MJHS Health System. “David is credited with driving substantial
growth, financial stability, major expansion of our MAP and I-SNP programs, significant
improvement in quality measures as well as building a strong leadership team. Externally, David
has succeeded in building relationships with state workgroups, governmental agencies and
national regulatory organizations.”
Terese Acampora, COO of MJHS Hospice and Home Care, and Loyola Princivil-Barnett, COO
of MJHS Centers for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, will both report directly to Wagner along
with senior leaders within Elderplan/HomeFirst.
Wagner joined MJHS Health System as Director of Budget and Reimbursement in 1999. During
the following fifteen years, he worked exclusively on the provider side of MJHS. In 2014,
Wagner moved over to Elderplan as Chief Financial Officer. A year later, he was promoted and
added COO of Elderplan to his title and responsibilities.
Prior to joining MJHS Health System, Wagner was a health care consultant. He was also a
Supervisor-Auditor with Loeb & Troper, a specialized professional services firm providing
comprehensive audit, tax and consulting services to the health care, not-for-profit and special
Wagner attended Yeshiva University and the Sy Syms School of Business. His Bachelor of
Science is in accounting. A certified public accountant since 1998, Wagner has been a member
of the American Institute of CPAs since 1999. He is also a member of the Leading Age New
York MLTC/PACE Cabinet and on the Manatt MLTCP/PACE Coalition for rates and finance
About MJHS Health System
The roots of MJHS Health System (MJHS) date back to 1907, when four courageous Brooklyn
women saw people in desperate need of care and loving kindness. Based on the core values of
compassion, dignity and respect, and with the help of charitable support, they provided poor,
elderly members of the community with quality health care and a safe place to live. The
organization they founded has expanded from one small building among the tenements to one of
the largest not-for-profit health systems in the region providing home care, hospice and palliative
care for adults and children, Isabella and Menorah Centers for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care
and the research-based MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care. It also includes
Elderplan, which offers health plans for Medicare and Dual Eligible beneficiaries and its
managed long-term care plan, HomeFirst, one of the original MLTC plans in New York.
MJHS is proud to care for people of every race, ethnicity, faith, national origin, gender identity
or expression, sexual orientation or military status. Many MJHS Health System programs and
services are aided by grants from MJHS Foundation, which is supported by private and corporate
donations, as well as grants. For more information, visit mjhs.org.
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