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Quartz Health Solutions names new CEO

Quartz Health Solutions names new CEO

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UW Hospital is part of UW Health, a primary owner of Quartz.

Dr. Mark Selna, a pediatrician and chief innovation officer at a public benefit corporation in Denver, will become president and CEO of Quartz Health Solutions Aug. 31, Quartz said Thursday.

Selna will replace Terry Bolz, who announced his retirement in December after 19 years with the organization. Bolz, who was scheduled to retire in July, delayed his retirement because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sauk City-based Quartz is jointly owned by UW Health, La Crosse-based Gundersen Health System and Iowa-based UnityPoint Health, which owns Meriter Hospital in Madison. Its insurance plans cover more than 350,000 people in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota.

Advocate Aurora Health, based in Milwaukee and near Chicago, plans to acquire 15% to 20% of part of Quartz as the organizations launch a Medicare Advantage plan for seniors in eastern Wisconsin starting Jan. 1, according to an application before the state insurance commissioner.

Selna has over 30 years of health care experience, most recently serving as chief innovation officer at Initium Health in Denver. He is the co-founder and chief clinical and innovation officer at Ark.one Health, a company that uses data and algorithms to help health systems improve financial, operational and clinical outcomes.

Selna has also held leadership roles at Centura Health System in Colorado and Sutter Health System in California, and has experience working for health plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield in Tennessee and North Carolina.

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