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MVP Health Care names Clarkson grad senior leader, strategic health initiatives

By Eric Reinhardt


Schenectady–based MVP Health Care on March 11 announced that Mary Hardy has joined the health insurer as senior leader of strategic health initiatives. 

Hardy, a Clarkson University graduate, comes to MVP Health Care with extensive leadership experience in the health-care industry, the health insurer said in a March 11 news release.

That experience includes more than 20 years in leadership roles at Chicago, Illinois–based GE Health and positions at several analytics startups, such as Philips Healthcare and the Alliance for Better Health, where she worked on predictive modeling in the health-care space. 

She has also been “successful in driving sustainable growth through results-driven initiatives,” MVP Health Care noted.

In her new role, Hardy will lead MVP Health Care’s “new approach” on integrated health. That involves taking a “member-centric approach” to health care by including both medical and behavioral health to ensure health care includes the “well-being of the whole person,” MVP explained. 

The health insurer says Hardy is “passionate” about the role integrated health will have on improving members’ quality of life and the role data and analytics will have on “recognizing possible crises and preventing them by determining what kind of help members may need and reaching out to them proactively.”

Hardy has been analyzing data and interpreting that data to “create solutions from the start of her career,” MVP said. 

Hardy earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Clarkson University, per her Linkedin profile.