Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin Names New CEO

Kevin Hayden will become CEO of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHCSCW) on February 1, 2013, the plan announced Tuesday. Hayden will succeed Larry Zanoni, who is retiring after 37 years with GHCSCW.

Hayden, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services from 2006-2008, most recently oversaw Medicaid managed care business in 10 states for WellPoint, part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Earlier, he was chief administrative officer at Dean Health System.