AbsoluteCare Announces Kenneth Burdick as Chairman of the Board
AbsoluteCare, a Leading Value-Based Primary Care Provider, Announces Kenneth Burdick as Chairman of the Board
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2021
BALTIMORE, MD – AbsoluteCare announced today that healthcare industry veteran Ken Burdick has been appointed Chairman of the Board. Mr. Burdick succeeds founder and former Chairman Alan Cohn, who will remain as Chairman Emeritus of the Board.
“Ken’s unparalleled operational experience, financial expertise, and industry knowledge will help further shape our strategies for delivering quality, cost-effective health care solutions to our members and clients,” said Mike Radu, AbsoluteCare’s CEO. “Alan’s unique leadership and vision helped to form and later shape our Company, and we are thankful and pleased to continue to get the benefit of his tremendous talent as we enjoy this next, exciting chapter.”
“I am extremely excited to work with Alan, Mike and the management team to build upon AbsoluteCare’s achievements as a transformative leader in value-based primary care for our country’s most vulnerable populations through our unique, whole-person care model,” said Mr. Burdick.
“I am proud of the work that we have done and the lives we have transformed over the past twenty-one years to position AbsoluteCare for the future,” said Mr. Cohn. “I am confident that Ken, Mike and the Board will continue to lead the company toward further growth and success. I look forward to continuing to provide guidance to the company.”
Prior to joining AbsoluteCare’s Board, Mr. Burdick retired in January 2021 from Centene where he was Executive Vice President of National Markets and Products, including leadership and P&L responsibility for all health plans . Prior to the acquisition of WellCare by Centene in January 2020, Mr. Burdick was the President and CEO of WellCare since 2015. Prior to joining WellCare, Mr. Burdick had a 33-year career in healthcare with the vast majority (28 years) spent at UnitedHealth Group and Cigna. During his 14 years at UnitedHealth, Mr. Burdick held leadership roles including CEO of UnitedHealthcare, CEO of the Secure Horizons Medicare product and SVP of national underwriting.
Mr. Burdick is currently serving on multiple healthcare company boards and is the national Board Chair for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.