CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Dr. Tom Lundquist recently joined BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee as vice president of performance measurement and improvement of health care services.

In this newly-created role, Lundquist will be the lead clinician focused on measuring and improving the performance of the health care delivery system for BlueCross members throughout Tennessee. He will work closely with medical informatics to analyze, evaluate and apply clinical metrics to assess performance and produce actionable information for improvement.

“Throughout his career, Tom has demonstrated a deep passion and commitment to help change the way health care is delivered and to improve quality for everyone accessing the system,” said Dr. Robert Mandel, senior vice president of health care services for BlueCross. “His dedication is deeply consistent with our own transformational goals for Tennessee.”

Before coming to BlueCross, Lundquist served as vice president and chief medical officer of Wexford Health Services. As leader of Wexford’s clinical operations, he established a new medical leadership branch of the company and led efforts to establish new clinical quality expectations. He also introduced a statewide electronic health record in Mississippi.

Lundquist received his Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University and his Doctorate of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Lundquist is a fellow of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He received the Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh Caritas Award in 2002.

About BlueCross

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's mission is to provide its customers and communities with peace of mind through affordable solutions for health and healing, life and living. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on reinventing the health plan for its 3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. Through its integrated health management approach, BlueCross provides patient-centric products and services that drive health improvement and positively impact health care quality and value. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's website at www.bcbst.com.