Hearst, a leading media and information company, has made a major announcement today regarding the leadership of its MHK business unit. Conor Bagnell has been appointed as the president of the unit, effective immediately. The announcement was made by Steven R. Swartz, President and CEO of Hearst, Gregory Dorn, MD, President of Hearst Health, and Charles Tuchinda, MD, Executive Vice President of Hearst Health.
New Leadership for MHK
As president of MHK, Bagnell will be responsible for the overall management and operations of the organization. He replaces Marc Ryan, who held various leadership roles at MHK and has now been appointed to the newly created position of Executive Advisor. Ryan will provide industry insights and strategic input across the business.
Background and Expertise
Bagnell joined Hearst in May 2013 as the head of product management and strategy for MCG, another Hearst Health company. In this role, he successfully led the expansion of MCG’s solution portfolio to address the needs of health plan and healthcare provider customers. Dorn, President of Hearst Health, praised Bagnell for his “unique background aligning health plans with healthcare providers to help deliver the right care for their members.”
Tuchinda, who will continue to serve as executive chairman of MHK, said “Conor made a tremendous impact at MCG, and we are thrilled for him to lead MHK. His proven leadership across strategy, product management and technology domains will be instrumental in guiding MHK’s future.” Ryan also added, “MHK’s solutions are differentiated in their ability to address the challenges of the health plan industry, and I am pleased to continue to shape its success.”
Bagnell has a diverse background, having held senior roles in information technology for 15 years including product management and engineering leadership at TriZetto, now part of Cognizant. He completed his Executive MBA at Northeastern University and his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Cork Institute of Technology.
Hearst Health’s Mission
Hearst Health’s mission is to help guide the most important care moments by delivering vital information into the hands of everyone who touches a person’s health journey. Their network includes FDB (First Databank), Zynx Health, MCG, Homecare Homebase and MHK. Bagnell will play a key role in achieving Hearst Health’s mission and his experience and leadership will be vital as the company navigates the ever-changing healthcare landscape.
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