Hensly is taking the helm of the state’s largest health care provider as he enters his fourth term as CEO.
The new CEO of Oregon Health Plans is Dr. Bill Hensleys role includes leading the company through the transition from a public entity to a private one, said OHP spokeswoman Karen McGlinchey.
Hensly, who previously worked as a private practice physician, was named chief executive officer in December and will serve until March 2019.
He will also oversee the transition of the company from a publicly traded entity to an underwriter-owned one, she said.
Hinsly said the transition is expected to take about two years, with Henslims first executive officer, who will be the primary point of contact with the public, being appointed.
Horsley said he has not received a formal offer for the position and he plans to decide “soon.”
He said the company will also be working to identify and hire qualified people to fill key leadership roles.HENSLY, a native of San Antonio, Texas, started his career in the emergency department as an intern in 1972.
He received a degree in pharmacology and pharmacy from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1975.
He worked in medical office practices in Austin and Dallas, Texas.
Hinsly graduated from Texas Medical School in 1988 and received a master’s degree in medicine and pharmacy.
He spent a decade in the private sector, working as a physician and a surgical resident in a clinic in San Antonio.
Hentsley said OHS is not interested in the position of chief executive.
He said he is not a member of OHS’ board of directors and is not seeking an advisory role.